I’m trying reeeeeeally hard to get some mojo back, despite the drug-haze. I’ve managed a little cutting spree [you know how much I love cutting out]. So now, the cut-out-but-not-sewn-yet pile consists of
- denim jodhpurs
- mock suede bodice for the wife
- silk bodice for the wife [procrastinating because I can’t NOT cord them now…]
- silk/cotton Armistice blouse
- another petticoat for the steampunkery
- an ‘Edwardian’ blouse in my novelty sewing print
- clock print shirt for the missus
- AND A LOBSTER TAIL BUSTLE WITH CLOCKS ON
OMG that has made me verrrreeee happy!
For those of you who aren’t au fait with 19th century underpinnings, the lobstertail bustle cage is a frabjous delight which goes on over your unders and under your overs to support your hugely swagged and draped skirts and give you the desired lady-centaur shape like this :
I’ve wanted one since I got steampunking, and ordered the kit [pattern, fabric, steel boning etc etc] from Vena Cava yesterday morning. It arrived this morning, making me very happy indeed. I remember when ordering anything at all required a wait for the fabled ’28 days later’. No zombies though. Usually.
Anyway. Joy of joys. So I’ve just decided to put the supplied black twill fabric on one side, because, get this, STEAMPUNKS CAN WEAR THEIR UNDIES ON TOP! So it needs to be fancy…
Why? Dunno really, but I want to, so I shall. Now this clearly requires the bustle [and be educated, bustles go UNDERNEATH clothes, the drapey bit on top is not a bustle, but is bustled. Get me? Hmmm?]
Some steampunk bustles:
So cool! Anyway, I have fabric with clocks on, so you’ll soon be meeting….the clock lobster!
And maybe it’ll be to the tune of…Rock Lobster, one of my crazy faves!