Three Piece Outfit Inspired by Alexander McQueen
My daughter casually dropped a picture from Marie Claire Magazine on my desk and said, "You could make me one of these if you get bored." We discussed potential changes and I filed it away until I was ready to tackle it. The original Alexander McQueen outfit was made in 3 pieces- a top, skirt, and sleeveless coat. I made it in two pieces by combining the top and skirt into a dress. I also reduced the amount of tulle and evened out the hem to make it more easily wearable.
I started by making Vogue #2902 in black taffeta and added a built in underskirt of shiny black tulle. I used pattern pieces from Vogue #1266 to get the classic A-line coat style, tweaking the shape and adding details from the original McQueen garment, like the pocket flaps and inset lace triangles. The coat is fully lined. I made the lace for the choker on my embroidery machine using a design from Urban Threads. I added flat backed gems, a satin ribbon rose, and chains. It has proved to be a versatile outfit, as she often wears the coat with jeans and both the dress and choker can be worn on their own as well.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Nancy J. Tozier Sieling
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