Alyssa meets Steampunk, and falls in love...
Hello again everyone! Today I am going to be showing you the Boudoir Blouse, and the Paradox skirt from the Goth Collection over at George + Ginger. These are woven patterns so measurements are critical when making them for your self of if you want to order them from me 🙂 These are very well fitted and tailored garments and they are so worth the extra time and expense.
I made this blouse with Crush Bichon Charmeuse, it has a great texture look to it. It was a super fun fabric to work with. The sleeves are a chiffon with a glitter design on it. I thought it would look great with the Brocade I picked out for my skirt.
I used snaps on mine but you could do some really cool vintage looking buttons, or gears for a more steampunk flare to it. The amazing this about this collection is how your fabric and accessory choices can really change the look so easily. I love that!
The paradox I made has the accents on the bottom they are optional but I felt like they just took it over the top and really added to the complete look and feel. There is also a pick up skirt option, I have not made one of those yet but it is on my to do list! It is a fun look.
The skirt is made out of a silver and black brocade, with the under skirt being silky satin charmeuse, in a color that matched the snaps and beads on the umbrella to complete the look off. I did a double ruffle on the skirt, because when the choice of 'basic or extra' is asked you say EXTRA!
This is a super fitted skirt even with the zipper I had to do some grading, which is why I say measuring is so important here. I am really proud of what I made this collection, these pieces were challenging and a few times I had to walk away but I knew it was going to be worth it when I was done, to trust in my skills and Kristi's drafting and instructions and I think the end result is incredible. After all the sewing and planning was done the photo shoots were so much fun! I had a great time playing with make up looks, posing, styling. This has truly been a blast!