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« on: November 03, 2012 06:51:43 AM »

Here's my Halloween costume, which I started sewing on October 1st, 2012!  Smiley  I used Simplicity 2172, and ended up with this an estimated 24-30 hours later:



I used a poly taffeta for the main fabric, cotton broadcloth to line the jacket, a twill for the bustier, and organza for the neckline and cuffs.  It was kind of an epic journey to complete, all smashed into one month, but I'm happy with how it turned out!





And some close ups:

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Thanks very much for taking a peek!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012 08:41:28 AM »

Oh nice. I really love the fabrics you chose. I get a little tired of seeing steampunk stuff only coming in various shades of brown because the Victorian era had all kinds of colors. So great fabric selection and clearly an awesome job on sewing. I love this.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012 03:03:46 PM »

oh I love this, it is beautiful...my favorite colors too, turned out great!
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012 04:53:09 AM »

Great start into the steampunk foray!  Steampunk is all about accessorizing, so add some details!  I add a few things to my steampunk costume every year.  The initial one I started with had a waist cincher and petticoat, and the quinticential painted nerf gun!  But I've added clockwork and octopus jewelry and other findings since then.  You may not want to do weapons since you're looking mighty classy. Smiley  But you can add some wicked headgear and handgear.  I like to use found objects from flea markets and things from the plumbing isle at Lowes!


I reeeeaaalllly like the vest and the way the top part fastens in the front!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012 10:33:56 AM »

This is wonderful. I love everything about it. Fantastic job!
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012 02:47:12 PM »

This is very stunning, and I can only admire your beautiful sewing skills. Pattern or not, you rocked this out.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012 10:55:44 AM »

beautiful work
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012 12:09:08 PM »

Very pretty!  I love the jacket!
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2012 10:27:11 AM »

Thank you all very much!  Smiley

Great start into the steampunk foray!  Steampunk is all about accessorizing, so add some details!  I add a few things to my steampunk costume every year.  The initial one I started with had a waist cincher and petticoat, and the quinticential painted nerf gun!  But I've added clockwork and octopus jewelry and other findings since then.  You may not want to do weapons since you're looking mighty classy. Smiley  But you can add some wicked headgear and handgear.  I like to use found objects from flea markets and things from the plumbing isle at Lowes!


I reeeeaaalllly like the vest and the way the top part fastens in the front!!

I definitely do need more accessories!  I was kind of spent after all of the sewing, but I think maybe some handgear next.  I thought about getting a "ray gun" but, I agree, it just doesn't quite fit with the look!  Good to know about trying a hardware store.  Where do you end up wearing your costume?
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2012 07:38:57 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2012 08:29:33 AM »

I love it! You are so talented.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012 02:02:29 PM »

Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2012 08:16:36 AM »

Wonderful Job! It looks fantastic on you too. I made the skirt last year - of blue/black shot taffeta. I nearly lost my mind doing all those pleats though. I think they took about 8 hours of pleating, pressing and pinning as the taffeta was very slippy, creased in the wrong way constantly, and because there is so many of them, slid all over my sewing room. The end result was worth it though;  my skirt rustles beautifully when I walk!
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2012 10:03:14 AM »

Thanks guys!  You are very sweet  Smiley

Jigdancer - your skirt sounds beautiful!  It is indeed such a deliciously rustle-ful skirt.  But 8 hours with those pleats...man.  My taffeta was fairly compliant (and I used lots of pins) and it took me 3-4 hours to wrestle all of the pleats into submission.
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