Steaming On #5

Gadgets.  Every steampunk character needs gadgets, right?  I KNEW this, I could feel it in my..er..whatnots. So I did some googling, thought some thoughts, rummaged in my drawers.  Ooh matron. Look what I’ve found: Inspired?  Of course you are- look at this haul!  Two slide rules, 3 ear rings, 5 bobbins [but of course I … Continue reading Steaming On #5

Steaming On #4

Last day of the summer break today, and I’m feeling all inspired [not for work you understand, but for sewing] During my obligatory wakeful hours last night, I pondered a multitude of steam punk costume-related ideas.  Hopefully I’ve remembered most of the best ones this morning! Yesterday evening I managed to gather enough mojo to … Continue reading Steaming On #4

Steaming on #3

Back from Leeds, and [fairly] refreshed, I faced the job of cutting out the steam punk jacket and bodice this afternoon. It’s a good job that the taffeta and satin fabrics were bargainalicious, as the pattern yardages are excessive to say the least.  I have nearly 2m of the green left, and considerably more of … Continue reading Steaming on #3

Steaming on #2

The fabric arrived this morning [squeeeee] and the green taffeta is perfect, absolutely luscious.  Unfortunately, the black taffeta for the skirt is not what I ordered.  The one I wanted is this: But I got plain smooth black.  Nice, but not special enough.  So I sent a message, and they’ve asked me to send it … Continue reading Steaming on #2

Steaming on #1

The fabrics are due to arrive tomorrow, and the wife has started to get into the creative mood… We dashed into the rag market today, and I then went rummaging int my theatrical claptrap boxes upstairs, locating a variety of broken jewellery and baubles left over from my younger daughter’s Tim Burton inspired wedding decor. … Continue reading Steaming on #1

What’s Up Doc?

Next up- a dress for my doctor daughter’s 3oth birthday.  The actual birthday is at the end of this month, but because of work commitments, she’s having her ‘do’ on Friday this week.  She isn’t planning to wear this dress for the party, but I don’t get up to Leeds to see her very often, … Continue reading What’s Up Doc?