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Topic: Oh what a feeling! The steampunk corduroy girl strikes again! Pic heavy  (Read 5313 times)
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« on: May 09, 2009 04:38:57 AM »

Let's get this off to a good start!

I used ManiacalMickey's tute for the vest, great and thanks Cheesy (I can't be bothered to track down the original link to the tute hahahhaa) I did a few changes, like..I did a flat seam for the outer seam..because I didn't like the way the raw edges were left exposed inside the original vest in the tute. And I made it double breasted, well..not PROPER double breasted but it looks good anyway.

The buttons are SCOTTISH HIGHLAND buttons with little thistles and stuff on them! I got them from the second hand store for $3 for 10 or something, I don't know but GOD metal buttons are SO expensive new, if I'd gotten them new they would have been $1.50 each or something.

The corduroy is this incredible corduroy I got for like...$22 a metre or something awful like that..gah..it's beautiful fabric though..it's got a pattern of roses on it. I only got a metre, that's all I could afford, so I could only make something small like a vest.

I'm also wearing a basic brown petticoat style skirt with an elastic waist that I made ages ago, and a tulle petticoat under that. You can probably imagine what it looks like, they're more "staples" rather than "interesting feature pieces" to my wardrobe.
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009 05:07:41 AM »

Ok first your awesome coz ur name is Louisa (as am i =D) and secondly you dress SO COOL!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009 05:44:44 AM »

The waistcoat is great, I particularly love the choice of fabrics. What pattern did you use?
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009 11:01:25 AM »

What a COOL outfit! I love it! Especially the vest. It's so pretty!

« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009 04:04:45 PM »

I used ManiacalMickey's tute for the vest, great and thanks Cheesy (I can't be bothered to track down the original link to the tute hahahhaa)

Cool vest!
I wanted to know more so I went hunting for the mysterious ManiacalMickey, and couldn't find MM on Craftster, so I broadened my search, knowing that others would like to have a further link....

FOUND: Maniacal Mickey AND THE TUTE! On Threadbanger

And the VIDEO TUTE: http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?swf=http%3A//s.ytimg.com/yt/swf/cps-vfl96213.swf&video_id=Q7FZKOfTVmQ&rel=1&eurl=http%3A//forum.threadbanger.com/showthread.php%3Ft%3D4219%26highlight%3Dmaniacalmickey&iurl=http%3A//i2.ytimg.com/vi/Q7FZKOfTVmQ/hqdefault.jpg&sk=owUC7WFytNJwRA6VovXLhlvsNKaI7vnzC&cr=US&avg_rating=4.8932038835&length_seconds=591&allow_ratings=1&title=how-to-make-a-simple-vest

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009 05:51:53 PM »

oh the white pettie totally makes that skirt! The waist coat is so cute, go you for using light colors in steampunk! I love the pose with the gun! ... er or axe... broom? what is it? Anyway love the outfit *and* the action poses!
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2009 06:51:19 PM »

Yes my friend and I try and take interesting photos..
The prop's just a y shaped stick that I found..nothing more interesting than that! The only prop photoshoot I did was one a while ago with a crowbar (about the only thing that I could carry down the street without attracting undue suspicion!)
It's totally irrelevant but this is one of the crowbar ones

I wouldn't be able to go without my bright colours, so even if I'm going to dress in a steampunk or neo victorian fashion I have to include some colour Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009 06:47:20 AM »

I like your style! The vest is super-cute. (I totally feel your pain on the uber-expensive metal buttons-nice find.)

I've recently gotten into Steampunk/Neo-Victorian style, but you've inspired me to keep going.  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009 06:51:30 AM »

That first photo made me smile so big! Love it!
The skirt & vest combo are excellent!

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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2009 02:25:10 PM »

Very pretty.

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