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« on: November 01, 2010 11:48:54 AM »

I wanted to go as a literary character but for some reason I got stuck on Sherlock.  I saw a costume on Martha Stewart's website for children and just started from there.  I took the cape idea from there but just freehanded a pattern for the cape and hat. 
After looking at the sea of drab brown fabric I decided that lady Sherlock needed some sort of twist, so I added some steampunk to the look.  I made the petty coat from cheap lace and cheap fabric.  I made the vest from a pattern with some adjustments out of a pair of old corduroy pants and a zipper trim. 

Unfortunately the liner did not fit in the hat so I couldn't keep the itchy wool hat on all night.  I also made a "hip satchel" (or a Edwardian fanny pack) to keep my pipe, phone and keys with me through the night. 

The jewelry was my favorite part and I will wear these earrings and the brooch again.
Thank you for looking!

« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010 04:27:44 PM »

I like this a lot, especially the 'feminine' attributes you added. Truly a 'Lady Sherlock Holmes' rather than a lady dressed up as 'Sherlock Holmes'

And the steampunk jewelry is kickin'!!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010 08:12:37 PM »

This is great, good idea!!
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010 04:09:31 PM »

Thanks!  It's definitely one of my favorites that I have done. 

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010 02:08:05 PM »

graverobbergirl said it all for me -- well done!  (And the matching hip bag is the perfect finishing touch.)
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010 07:08:30 PM »

great job with your costume... I especially love that you'll be able to wear the jewelry throughout the year =)
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