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

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