Steaming On #7

Steaming to a stop [for now] 10 small buttons, 4 hand sewn buttonholes, 4 large cogs, 2 small keys,  1 hook and eye [and a partridge in a pear treeeeeeeeeee] A bit more hand sewing, but this time, no bleeding fingertips.  Jacket and bodice are done [I think] Things that went well- most of the … Continue reading Steaming On #7

Steaming On #6

The coat is almost complete now, I just need to sew the sleeve lining in place, and deal with buttons and buttonholes [meh] It all went together pretty straightforwardly, although after my earlier praise of the interesting pocket insertion, I managed to make a booboo:  bearing in mind that I’d cut an 18 upper body, … Continue reading Steaming On #6

Steaming On #5

Gadgets.  Every steampunk character needs gadgets, right?  I KNEW this, I could feel it in 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