This weekend, my home town is taken over by the annual Gothic festival. It’s the eighteenth Lumous, and I wanted to celebrate this by sharing my favorite dark looks from the past year. Some of these include Pretty Basics, some don’t, but all of them are based on our patterns. To make things a bit more interesting, I picked out looks I would actually wear.
I love the secretary -look. This used to be my Go To -style, and I still wear it. There’s something about the combination of a blouse, tie, corset, and long hems that I find aesthetically pleasing. This is surprisingly comfortable, too. Long, loose hems offer full coverage, and elastic blouse doesn’t constrict movement, and a made-to-measure corset feels like a warm hug.
PuffBall hems are pretty to look at, and fun to sew. This long skirt is a mod of our pattern. I made this with taffeta, and lined with ordinary, non-elastic lining fabric. For this look, I paired it up with my reversible zip-up corset. I love this look, but it is actually too posh for anything but Goth parties. I wore this skirt to last Lumous with a different corset, but I might take this zip-up overbust out this year.
Wrap skirts are comfortable, and versatile in nature. This one is designed to suite both him and her! Our Wrap Skirt bears an androgynous feel, so I like to pair it with feminine tops, and little jewelry. I’m actually thinking about ordering some satin, and sewing another one without a lining. As much as I like this one, it is a bit warm to wear with its two layers of fabric! This look is really comfy, and though I have yet to wear it out, I often pair our Lace Top with my velvet wrap skirt (which I don’t think you’ve been introduced to).
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Dark Looks!
Until next time.