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upcycle Steampunk waistcoat & goggles

Added Nov 1, 2013


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My son asked me Monday night to make him a steampunk costume for Thursday, 2 days to make it from scratch. I brought a mans wool jacket, cotton shirt and belts from the charity shop for £6. First I removed the sleeves and shoulder pads and bound them with bias binding, I took in the side seams, shaped the front and took up the back . I moved the buttons over so the jacket did up on the side , added belt fasteners on front and put two button holes in other side to thread a belt through. added a few extra bits. Made him a pair of goggles from swimming goggles , leather, torch , old watch front and a spice jar lid. I also made torch from things found around the house




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Leather/Fur, Wool

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    Nov 1, 2013, 06.07 PMby olac

    It’s awesome! When your son is done with it, can you sent it to me? :-)

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      Nov 1, 2013, 08.59 PMby SENEBO

      Thanks, glad you like it

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    Nov 1, 2013, 04.06 PMby byVA

    Incredible! How creative you are! Congratulation on the costume.

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      Nov 1, 2013, 08.58 PMby SENEBO

      Thanks if i can upcycle all the better and it saved time having to draft a pattern for him

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    Nov 1, 2013, 03.53 PMby PennyMac

    Fabulous costume. I really hope he appreciates all your effort, and I’m glad my sons don’t read this site and so won’t find out what effort some mums put in. I’ve told mine I only sew for ME. :-)

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      Nov 1, 2013, 08.57 PMby SENEBO

      Thank you I have always made their costumes and it gives me an excuse to try different things

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