Making basic work and weekend gear is what I do. But what if I decide to add a few Steampunk elements into my basic work wear? How would true Steampunk look on someone of my height?
Take a simple poly cotton fabric for a shirt and a wool blend check for a skirt. Sounds ordinary. Vicky picked the buttons again. She's a Wiz at choosing the notions.
And then used a basic front button blouse and a simple A line skirt. Still sounds run-of-the-mill. Maybe the exposed metal zipper at the back might be a bit 'out there'.
I would agree. Except for the detailing.
Throw in some pin tucks, a few ruffles and some metal buckles and you have a few Steampunk pieces.
I've never been to a historical or Cos play event. But I can probably sneak through now.
The technical notes for the skirt are here.
I like the idea of using the blouse with black jeans on the weekend.
And the skirt (Beige/Black Check Polyester/Wool Blend Suiting Designer) will look great in the office in the Winter.
Seriously, the possibility of no longer being a wall flower are endless.
Thank you Minerva Crafts for these fabrics. They're lovely to wear and easy to sew with.