So, I've got a new obsession, obviously. I've been aware of steampunk for some time, but for some reason it just finally caught my fancy and I can't think about anything else. Basically, if you're not familiar, steampunk is kinda a science fiction Victorian age alternate history where steam power became the dominant technology. And the clothes are fantastic. As a result of the newly found fabulousness of this, I am making my own steampunk outfit. Some of the pieces I'll be able to wear in my normal wardrobe, some I won't and I don't know what I'll do with them, but I don't care.
So I ordered this set here. It's the hat, glasses and choker. Glasses should be perfect. I was gonna make a hat, but this might be better. I wanted a black hat, but we'll see how this looks. I figure I can paint it if I need to. And I'll play with the choker. I figure I can use the ruined lenses to make goggles or something. Goggles don't really go with my steampunk persona I've created, but I think they'd be fun t make.
This is a picture of some swing clasps I've order so I can have some fancy closures on at least one of my corsets.
Currently I'm working on the first corset. For the burgundy one I have a pattern I got online- it's an overbust corset. I've made a mock up to perfect the fit. Turns out the waist is too high and of course the whole damn thing is too short. makes sense with how tall I am, I suppose. I've altered the pattern, lengthening, and changing the shape of the neckline, so I need to do another mockup now to check my changes.
So, the main purpose of this image heavy post was because I wanted to take pictures of all the pieces before they're complete, just for a before/after kind of thing. I've got no idea how long this will take.
Ooh! one extra thing that this project gave me an excuse to do: