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« Reply #175 on: February 17, 2012, 05:02:24 pm »



Here it is. Not very steampunk I know- scandalously short! I'm still pretty happy with it though =]
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« Reply #176 on: February 17, 2012, 05:23:18 pm »

It looks pretty nice... Samara made one similar in size for our shop. I think that the short skirt kinda works in all the sub-goth-cultures... I have to say i am jealous of the hat though.. my topper is so much shorter Sad
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« Reply #177 on: February 17, 2012, 05:50:54 pm »

Yeah most of my skirts are somewhere between that length and knee length because I'm a lil goth girl at heart =P

Thanks, the hat was a really lucky find at the clothes show last year. Funnily enough I almost brought a dressage top hat yesterday because I quite like the shorter ones (but it was a little overpriced).
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« Reply #178 on: February 17, 2012, 10:43:52 pm »



Here it is. Not very steampunk I know- scandalously short! I'm still pretty happy with it though =]


Very nice indeed  Smiley
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« Reply #179 on: February 18, 2012, 03:53:56 pm »



Here it is. Not very steampunk I know- scandalously short! I'm still pretty happy with it though =]


Very nice indeed  Smiley


Thank you =]
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« Reply #180 on: February 18, 2012, 04:44:05 pm »

It looks great!
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« Reply #181 on: February 18, 2012, 04:49:47 pm »

Thanks.
Never wearing it again though. Short skirt + top hat = harrassment (see GAH thread)

Might have to find a way of lengthening it  so it wasn't a waste of money buying the fabric.

Anyone got any ideas?
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« Reply #182 on: February 18, 2012, 05:43:28 pm »

Perchance you could make it into a tiered skirt.. add another tier or 2 to it and maybe a bustle?
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« Reply #183 on: February 18, 2012, 05:45:59 pm »

Thanks.
Never wearing it again though. Short skirt + top hat = harrassment (see GAH thread)

Might have to find a way of lengthening it  so it wasn't a waste of money buying the fabric.

Anyone got any ideas?

Same but longer, worn on the inside to give an extra tier.
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« Reply #184 on: February 18, 2012, 06:02:00 pm »

Thanks.
Never wearing it again though. Short skirt + top hat = harrassment (see GAH thread)

Might have to find a way of lengthening it  so it wasn't a waste of money buying the fabric.

Anyone got any ideas?

Same but longer, worn on the inside to give an extra tier.

I was going to suggest the same thing.
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« Reply #185 on: February 18, 2012, 07:02:07 pm »

I don't have enough fabric left to make a longer one to wear with it, so I might just try to add another tier.
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« Reply #186 on: February 18, 2012, 07:05:37 pm »

I don't have enough fabric left to make a longer one to wear with it, so I might just try to add another tier.

Another option might be to try and find a fabric that matches the pink, and do a reverse colour version with black details as a longer underskirt.
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« Reply #187 on: February 18, 2012, 07:20:29 pm »

That's more expense as well- although I like the idea. I might just try wearing it with my black lace skirt underneath as a petticoat for now- that'll add several inches. Maybe that'll be enough...
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« Reply #188 on: February 19, 2012, 05:54:18 pm »

My friend and I are working on a co-project together, and this is the first half of it completed. The second half will be this, just all in black. Its for a fashion show at the end of March. ^_^

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« Reply #189 on: February 19, 2012, 06:05:24 pm »

My friend and I are working on a co-project together, and this is the first half of it completed. The second half will be this, just all in black. Its for a fashion show at the end of March. ^_^




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« Reply #190 on: February 19, 2012, 06:12:50 pm »

I've been working on SCA stuff. I just finished this 16th century Florentine:
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IMG_7777 by sea95lion is busy sewing!, on Flickr

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I'm currently working on a reproduction of this dress:

The Arrival of Leo X in Florence- detail by sea95lion is busy sewing!, on Flickr

The to-do list includes a late-Victorian skirt with a butterfly bustle train and an Ottoman ensemble.
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« Reply #191 on: February 19, 2012, 07:25:10 pm »

My friend and I are working on a co-project together, and this is the first half of it completed. The second half will be this, just all in black. Its for a fashion show at the end of March. ^_^



I particlularly like the jacket. Is it from a commercial pattern or your own?
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« Reply #192 on: February 19, 2012, 08:18:36 pm »

My friend and I are working on a co-project together, and this is the first half of it completed. The second half will be this, just all in black. Its for a fashion show at the end of March. ^_^



I particlularly like the jacket. Is it from a commercial pattern or your own?



I'm not sure if its one of her originals or a commerical one. She has a tendency to trace patterns out onto sturdier paper (the same paper we use to draft out our own with), and this one was so old and beat up, I never thought to ask. I just know its the only jacket like this I've worn that doesn't make me look hunchbacked. XD
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« Reply #193 on: February 19, 2012, 08:35:34 pm »

About to sew the jacket from a simplicity steampunk pattern. Anyone got any tips?
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« Reply #194 on: February 19, 2012, 08:56:01 pm »

About to sew the jacket from a simplicity steampunk pattern. Anyone got any tips?

What materials are you using?
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« Reply #195 on: February 19, 2012, 09:01:40 pm »

taffeta, mainly. Some of it is lined. I understand what to do, I didn't know if anyone had found any massive flaws or cool tips to making it? Smiley
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« Reply #196 on: February 19, 2012, 11:17:23 pm »

Well, I WOULD be working on altering some clothing for the upcoming Anachrocon, but the power cord on my machine decided to short out.

Plugged in the cord and <POP!>, a few sparks and one dead machine. 

It looks like the section of cord from the wall socket got loose in the connector and shorted across the cord from the foot pedal.  Normally an easy fix, but I loaned out my soldering iron and have no way to fix it.  A replacement cord is an option, but I have a problem with paying $20+ for something that will take me $0.05 in solder to repair.  Just have to get my friend to return the iron.
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« Reply #197 on: February 19, 2012, 11:28:14 pm »

So, I need to make a dress for St. Patrick's Day and am thinking of doing a version of the found dress below. But I may be over thinking the pleats.... What shape would the initial fabric piece have to be for me to make pleats like the ones in the bustle? Also the front of the blouse looks like it's pretty intricately pleated as well... :\

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« Reply #198 on: February 20, 2012, 10:33:53 am »

That's more expense as well- although I like the idea. I might just try wearing it with my black lace skirt underneath as a petticoat for now- that'll add several inches. Maybe that'll be enough...

I often wear several skirts of different lengths over each other - and frequently because I've accidently made one skirt indecently short by accident! - it does create a good layered effect though and saves having to permanently alter one skirt (ie by adding another tier)
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« Reply #199 on: February 20, 2012, 11:41:56 am »

Elcium. That is one beautiful dress! I like it very much.
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