My Steampunk Outfit
|Jacket from Clockwork Couture *|
This gorgeous jacket was sold out in green (as this picture) so I bought a 'sand' coloured one and used Dylon dye, which has turned out to be a close shade.
|I love this frilled shirt. The one minor drawback is that the tacking stitches holding the front ruffles up were not very secure so I need to re-sew it more securely.|
|An eBay find!|
|Corset from Timeless Trends.|
This is featured in The Navigatrix
Yes, the clip that started it all (and taught me which glue *not* to use...)
|My very first Navigatrix hairclip! This piece started my shop :)|
|Charity shop wins again.And they were a gift so cost = £0. The ribbon was recycled from some fancy chocs I once received. I knew that would come in handy one day! (badaboom!)|
|Customised, weathered and stained leather gloves.|
|Living Dead Souls (I think..)|
This skirt is getting a copper taffeta lining - all cut and ready to sew when I get a moment.It looks great with the front lifted and clipped up. The wrong side of the material is
|...and the boots, of, the boots! Metropolis Vintage.eBay.|
Still getting the hang of Blogger's layout system...
So, what do you think? I'm still needing bloomers and have ordered a custom pair of goggles from my brother Matt at Arcane Armoury. I am intending to be able to dress up when I attend my first Steampunk fayre or convention. When I have the final touches, I will get myself photographed in full kit.
(The LRPer in me is still straining to see the Character Creation Guidelines in a Rulebook...seems that Steampunk doesn't quite work that way.)
Looking forward as always to your comments,
* Edited 19/06/2012 as it was pointed out to me that I had erroneously credited the jacket to Steampunk Couture. In fact, it came from Clockwork Couture and the label inside reads 'by deep, Los Angeles'. Apologies.