Added May 25, 2012
San Marcos, Cali...
This is my version of simplicity’s new steampunk pattern. It was quite a bit easier than I though t it would be. I threw this together in less than a week. I added the collar from view B to the view A bolero. I also made the bustle panel separate due to the heavy material I used, it simply would not fit in the waistband. This also makes for much easier storage. I also used steel boning in the corset, I am not a fan of plastic boning. It is an excellent base pattern for a steampunk outfit, I would definitely recommend it.
I did also make the little hat as well :)
I added a ton of pleats and lace butterfly appliques, as well as 10 full yards of braid trim.
Photos by the amazing Jerry Abuan at San Diego’s Gaslight Gathering 2
Some sort of upholstery/drapery fabric from Jo-Ann’s (I really have no idea what the content is, most likely polyester)
Cotton quilting fabric, also from JoAnn’s
Briad trim and other embellishments
Pleather for the corset
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