Steam-Punk Work Wear Waistcoat

Added May 14, 2014

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Carlisle, United...

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Description

For this year’s museums at night event Tullie House Museum in Carlisle are holding a steam-punk circus and I’m running a fancy dress life drawing activity. I thought it important to dress the part but as I’ll be running around like a crazy thing I decided I needed something practical so I thought I’d make a steam-punk inspired waistcoat. I’m planning to team it with some lace arm-warmers and possibly some spats to complete the look and I’m hoping for a top hat! I used a pattern from burda style and just made a few alterations; namely removing the tab from the back and inserting velvet loops for lacing instead and changing the front closure to a brooch rather than buttons. I used a thick cotton twill and a pretty bird print then used velvet and satin ribbon for the lace up back.

Material Notes

Cotton twill (main)
Printed cotton (lining)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Vest
Style
Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage

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    May 15, 2014, 09.49 PMby DonnaH21

    Very cute. I’ve been thinking of making this pattern.

    Oh, and you might be interested in this free pattern for a mini top hat – http://www.fleecefun.com/mini-top-hat.html

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      May 16, 2014, 08.19 AMby stars

      Oooo! Thank you, that is very cool. I can see my plan for a productive work day going out the window but on the plus side I’ll have a mini top hat!

      I found the pattern quite easy to follow and I like the shape of it.

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    May 15, 2014, 04.51 PMby stars

    Thank you!

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    May 14, 2014, 09.00 PMby maggieg5

    Great waistcoat and love the detail you have on it :0)

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    May 14, 2014, 08.28 PMby IDia

    Realy great! LOVE the details!

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    May 14, 2014, 05.43 PMby Angela Kane

    Love it. It’s all about innovation!

    Good luck with this event.

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      May 14, 2014, 06.15 PMby stars

      Thank you! I’m really looking forward to it especially now I have my waistcoat!

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/steam-punk-work-wear-waistcoat