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Topic: Reconned Jacket & skirt (long, sorry! :-( )  (Read 2161 times)
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« on: May 31, 2010 11:20:52 AM »

Wow! It's been a long time since I had anything to post. :-P (I'm just starting to post, so I hope you click through to the pics ^^)

Recently I had to work a booth at C2E2 for my job and decided to cosplay the weekend. In throwing stuff together for that I ended up with a couple of pieces i thought could get carried over into my regular wardrobe with just a few tweaks.

First is this jacket that I reconstructed from a denim vest that was too small for me and a leather shirt from the local thrift.



I wanted it to have a sort of pseudo-steampunk feel. The vest was a little too small for me to be comfortable so I cut it up the back to the collar. Then, when I went back to hem in those edges I added in a bit of brocade to the back panel. Rather than do the lacing through grommets on the back I opted to do button holes instead. I took the sleeves from a leather shirt and cleaned up the hems and did the lacing thru grommets. And added bits of brocade to the underside of the collar and along the front.

I really love this jacket now! I can't wait for the chance to wear it out. (Of course now it's, like, 90 degrees and too hot. :-( )

Next is this skirt:

I threw it together for an improvised Delirium costume, but liked the idea. I used the waistband from a pair of old jeans and some scrap fabric to make the panels. ^^

Sorry for being so chatty!

« Last Edit: May 31, 2010 12:06:44 PM by Arys » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010 04:13:43 PM »

I love your jacket!
The ribbon at the back might show a little better if it was threaded out the first holes, instead of in; that way you get those nice big x's.
The lacing, the collar...I really like the look.
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010 05:23:28 AM »

Thanks for the tip on the lacing. ^^ I never remember which way to face them.

Now if it would only get slightly cool so I could wear it. lol
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010 09:06:22 AM »

I really like how you did them both, but the lacing on the back of the jacket is wonderful! I love it- very awesome.

« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010 08:31:35 PM »

The lacing on the back of the jacket is great. I love the colors

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010 07:17:50 AM »

Your work is great!
I love the jacket  Grin

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