I am participating for the first time in Sophistique Noir's Monthly Theme post. The jacket pictures are below my fabric ones!
I decided to post some of the fabrics I bought to make skirts recently to encourage me to get them done! I got 2m of each, and just managed to afford all the ones I really wanted! Thank goodness for sales and discounts! I should be able to make some skirts of about knee length, I very rarely wear anything shorter.
I have never been much of a print person, although I have admired cute printed fabrics, but I have been inspired by Bloggers like Bane of GIY, Pixel Pixie of Cuz I Said Sew and Electrobat of Dark Entries (whose blog I only discovered recently) to give it a go.
Octopi fabric, I love their big, shocked looking eyes! Synthetic plaids. I want to use the browny grey one for a cape and deerstalker hat, Sherlock Holmes style. The other two will probably be skirts. I was excited to find the second plaid one too, as it has an orange stripe through it and I wanted something orange for Autumn.
Bat fabric, spiderweb fabric and cutesy ghosts and gravestones fabric, left over from Halloween and very cheap!
Deer fabric, red damask type fabric (there was only 1.5 metres of this, but it was pretty much double wide) and skeleton and pumpkin fabric left over from Halloween.
Brand new fabric print on quilting cotton, kind of Steampunk, kind of surrealist, with the faceless man in the bowler hat. It was $15 but down to $10 on the catalogue sale, so I just managed to afford it!
Some stripy red satin I have had lying around for a while, I have been planning to make a Lolita/circusy type skirt, haven't got around to it yet.
Some amazing fabric with old Victorian advertising type print my friend Yasmin found me last year. Did I mention she is one of the most awesome people? We saw someone at Steamfest in a dress and bodice made entirely of this fabric in two different colours.
Some synthetic satiny plaid material. It came out a bit badly with the flash. I have a lot of this, not quite sure which things I will make with it. Maybe a jacket with ruffly cuffs and a ruffled knee length skirt.
They haven't been prewashed yet, so, since I was feeling in an outfit obsessed mood, I decided to put together some Autumn/Winter ensembles that it is still too hot to wear. Hence the hangers. And just in time to finally join the Sophistique Noir Monthly Theme Post! I am looking forward to it so much! I finally get to wear some nice jackets again! Please excuse the overexposed pictures, it's the only way I can get the lovely details on most of the black clothes to show up!
Everything in this except the skirt is secondhand, although the jacket wasn't that cheap.
Some of the items that make this up that you can't see too well:
Old favourite black lace top. I wore it for the Friday the 13th cemetery photoshoot with my friend Kat.
Crimson satin/ taffeta thrifted mini open jacket thing. I wore it to Ironfest last year, although I was not entirely happy with the outfit I put together for that.
Bodyline Lolita skirt L325. I love the gathered bits, it is so gorgeous and quite heavy with all the layers! Excuse the tag, I haven't had a chance to wear it yet!
Grey-violet jacket secondhand
White Gunne Sax blouse off Etsy
Grey and cream skirt from secondhand stall
I really want more violet in my wardrobe! It's quite a hard colour to find, especially in Victorian-esque garments.
Blue and white blazer from discount shop
Bodyline L325 skirt
Jabot blouse bought off someone on Facebook, I think it's a Lolita brand
Black corduroy skirt with asymmetrical hem and distressed ruffles secondhand
Blue brocade jacket bought at clothing swap. Can you believe it got left at the Goth club and no one came back to claim it!
Velvet on Velvet:
Lovely soft mid length black velvet jacket from London in 2007
Crimson velvet blouse
Same skirt as picture above.
Crimson velvet shirt (it's darker, the flash makes it look that bright, but without the flash, it comes out black!)
Black dress secondhand
Black mesh jacket with red embroidery from Vintage shop.
Cream satin jacket secondhand.
Cream dress from secondhand stall.
Black cap sleeve top secondhand
Lace shrug (worn underneath as sleeves) from some fashion store years ago
Bodyline 'Antique Clocks' dress
The top. It seems somewhere between a waistcoat, a jacket and a blouse. Thicker than a blouse, but not very warm as a jacket, because it is sleeveless. In winter I could wear this ensemble with another jacket over the top and be nice and warm. The top has lace on the sleeves and collar, black jet beading around the waist and a black velvet ribbon tie at the front. It's not even a fancy brand, but the details are so lovely! If only more modern brands would put this much love into their clothes!
Long black wool and velvet coat with attached cape detail secondhand (amazing find!)
Crimson velvet scarf with floral embroidery secondhand
The coat: You can see the cape detail here, the braid trimmed velvet on the collar, cape,and bottom of the coat and the missing buttons, which was probably one of the reasons it was such a great deal. That and it is very warm, extremely heavy, and I found it in the middle of summer a couple of years ago.
White blouse from eBay
Wooly/ tweedy waistcoat secondhand
Cameo brooch bought long ago
Caroline K Morgan damask jacket. I got the brown because the pattern showed up best, but how I wish I had bought the black too, despite how expensive it was!
Same jabot blouse a earlier
Same skirt as earlier
I kind of want to dye the jacket burgundy, it's 60% cotton, which is just enough to maybe work.
White Caroline K Morgan jacket that wasn't a great fit, found secondhand. I altered it into a sort of tailcoat myself, hence the work is not perfect, it was one of my first alterations.
I think the white coat might also look nice with the red and black striped skirt I want to make.
I kind of want to dye this one, too, but this one doesn't have the fabric percentages on it, I just know it has some cotton in it.
Black and red striped top/jacket over Bodyline dress.
The top is quite thin, not an actual Winter jacket, but I like the circusy style of it.
What do you think of the material and outfits? Is there anything you want for your wardrobe for next season?