Usually, I am not one that’s interested in copying designer outfits. Although I like some designer clothes, I don’t want to spend a lot of money on clothes, that I can make. Also, I don’t like to show the label I am wearing. Yes, that might be weird, but that’s how I feel. I like to wear clothes that are different. I’ve split the post into a few parts as it will end up being a very long post and I do not want to bore you. in
So, although I’ve seen Linda from Nice dress thanks I made it! I thought ‘It’s interesting, I’ll follow her challenge and what everybody comes up with. The majority of those who entered tried to make a replica of the original using same fabrics and patterns going as close to the original.
Then Linda added me to the Facebook group she created for the challenge. I felt that I at least have to try a check out some outfits I might want to make.
The research resulted in me finding this outfit from Giorgio Armani ready to wear spring 16 collection.
As I did not want to make the exact same version, knowing I will not find the same fabric or patches that are similar, I made my own interpretation of the outfit. Yes, I actually made three garments.
After some thought and a lot of internet research(mainly for the badges) I decided to use the following:
- Fabrics from Minerva Crafts
4 m – Made in England Wool Blend Pinstripe Suiting Dress Fabric Black
2 m – Sheer Stripe Stretch Jersey Knit Dress Fabric Black
- of Ebay
30 skulls patches
- patterns (I was quite lucky as I already had all the patterns in my stash)
Flint from Megan Nielsen Patterns for the shorts.
NewLook 6230 for the top view D with long sleeves
NewLook 6035 for the jacket view A
Any extras such as thread or buttons I already some in my stash that were suitable for the project.
Please stay tuned, in the next post I’ll share how I got along making the shorts.