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Miranda.T
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« Reply #2250 on: January 13, 2021, 06:11:41 pm »

I have so far received the dress patterns, (although I can see they need modification as they are a bit frilly for my austere taste...), my hat (top hat/ladies riding hat), some goggles (now disassembled and being modified) and some rather splendid upholstery 'fabric' which looks like old timey leather.

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Sounds good - I love a riding hat  Smiley.

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Will have to find a photo hosting site and upload some pictures. (I am surprised by how excited I am by all this!)


Another alternative that I use is imgur.com quite easy to use once you get past the annoying recaptcha bits.

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #2251 on: January 13, 2021, 09:20:59 pm »

I have gone so far as to acquire a sewing machine - using it for costumery is another kettle of fish altogether - we shall see what the year brings!
I am finished with Uni, so who knows!
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« Reply #2252 on: January 13, 2021, 09:54:23 pm »

I have so far received the dress patterns... my hat... some goggles...and some rather splendid upholstery 'fabric' which looks like old timey leather. I knew just by handling it, that it would be easier to sew and handle than the 'leather look vinyl' which was also being sold. It feels much nicer. ....

I discovered the leather-like upholstery fabric a long time ago. It's kind of a cross (in feel) between regular leather and suede.
It comes in regular and a heavyweight.  The regular weight stuff can be sewn easily on a machine and even by hand.
Great stuff for making period clothing, but also for RenFaire/Fantasy/Cosplay clothing. Wink  
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« Reply #2253 on: January 15, 2021, 03:53:46 pm »

I have so far received the dress patterns, (although I can see they need modification as they are a bit frilly for my austere taste...), my hat (top hat/ladies riding hat), some goggles (now disassembled and being modified) and some rather splendid upholstery 'fabric' which looks like old timey leather. I knew just by handling it, that it would be easier to sew and handle than the 'leather look vinyl' which was also being sold. It feels much nicer. I hope it works out OK. Will have to find a photo hosting site and upload some pictures. (I am surprised by how excited I am by all this!)

Which patterns have you bought?  (I'm just insatiably curious).
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« Reply #2254 on: January 16, 2021, 10:21:31 am »

I have so far received the dress patterns, (although I can see they need modification as they are a bit frilly for my austere taste...), my hat (top hat/ladies riding hat), some goggles (now disassembled and being modified) and some rather splendid upholstery 'fabric' which looks like old timey leather. I knew just by handling it, that it would be easier to sew and handle than the 'leather look vinyl' which was also being sold. It feels much nicer. I hope it works out OK. Will have to find a photo hosting site and upload some pictures. (I am surprised by how excited I am by all this!)

Which patterns have you bought?  (I'm just insatiably curious).

Butterick B6608
Butterick B4954
burda 7769 which is a waistcoat - a bit short, but I can easily lengthen it.
Vogue V1646 because I really like the skirt.

They were all on a really good special, so I was well pleased.

The only thing I need now is a Victorian style woman’s blouse - not too frilly. I don’t mind tailoring, just not frills. If you know of one, feel free to send me details!
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #2255 on: January 16, 2021, 04:40:31 pm »

Nice choices Synistor.
Blouse patterns can be a bit of a pain, but try 'Cosplay by McCalls M2024'; at first glance it looks very ruffly but version C is really quite plain if you just don't add the flouncy bits!  It does fasten at the back though.
Don't be put off by the cosplay aspect, this is a genuine vicwardian pattern that I'd seen in my research, and finding it reprinted by McCall's, (it's from their Vault Collection) had me dancing round the room before rushing to order it.  And the added advantage is that the sewing instructions must have been rewritten for a modern sewer as they are considerably more comprehensible than a lot of period patterns.
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« Reply #2256 on: January 17, 2021, 03:27:55 am »

I think I will need two blouses - one to go under a waistcoat and one to go under a jacket. The waistcoat shirt can have puffy sleeves, but the jacket shirt will need to have a thinner arm profile to fit comfortably under a jacket. Oh, I just thought! I could wear one of those short cape/jackets which would let me have the puffy sleeves. Now I will have to look for one of them and make up a pattern... I will still go with the waistcoat though, AND the jacket, because the weather might be conducive...

So you see - I have made the jump from one outfit to about 3 outfits in one fell swoop. Jacket and cape, two shirts and really, skirts are so easy that I should have at least two of them...

Is this what happens??? Is this just the beginning of a wardrobe full of Victorian clobber? (I KNEW I should never have gotten that hat... There was that grey one though, that looked really nice. I almost got that one instead of the black one... I could look at it again - maybe wait until it is on special?)



I'm doomed.
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« Reply #2257 on: January 17, 2021, 05:53:16 am »

I think I will need two blouses - one to go under a waistcoat and one to go under a jacket. The waistcoat shirt can have puffy sleeves, but the jacket shirt will need to have a thinner arm profile to fit comfortably under a jacket. Oh, I just thought! I could wear one of those short cape/jackets which would let me have the puffy sleeves. Now I will have to look for one of them and make up a pattern... I will still go with the waistcoat though, AND the jacket, because the weather might be conducive...

So you see - I have made the jump from one outfit to about 3 outfits in one fell swoop. Jacket and cape, two shirts and really, skirts are so easy that I should have at least two of them...

Is this what happens??? Is this just the beginning of a wardrobe full of Victorian clobber? (I KNEW I should never have gotten that hat... There was that grey one though, that looked really nice. I almost got that one instead of the black one... I could look at it again - maybe wait until it is on special?)

I'm doomed.

This is all becoming veeerrrry intriguing. I have never considered the clothing aspect of Steampunk of any particular interest to myself.
And now......well, I have an old, but very good sewing machine..... and I have always liked the Vic-Wardian  Steam look .....hmmm.
So "what happens" is:  your affliction is contagious!

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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #2258 on: January 17, 2021, 02:43:37 pm »

I think I will need two blouses - one to go under a waistcoat and one to go under a jacket. The waistcoat shirt can have puffy sleeves, but the jacket shirt will need to have a thinner arm profile to fit comfortably under a jacket. Oh, I just thought! I could wear one of those short cape/jackets which would let me have the puffy sleeves. Now I will have to look for one of them and make up a pattern... I will still go with the waistcoat though, AND the jacket, because the weather might be conducive...

So you see - I have made the jump from one outfit to about 3 outfits in one fell swoop. Jacket and cape, two shirts and really, skirts are so easy that I should have at least two of them...

Is this what happens??? Is this just the beginning of a wardrobe full of Victorian clobber? (I KNEW I should never have gotten that hat... There was that grey one though, that looked really nice. I almost got that one instead of the black one... I could look at it again - maybe wait until it is on special?)



I'm doomed.

Yes, this is what happens and, yes, you are deinitely doomed.
But it's a lovely way to go  Cheesy

Excuse me for now, I have to go and cut out another skirt.  (Trust me, you will never stop at two ...)
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« Reply #2259 on: January 17, 2021, 07:00:18 pm »

I think I will need two blouses - one to go under a waistcoat and one to go under a jacket. The waistcoat shirt can have puffy sleeves, but the jacket shirt will need to have a thinner arm profile to fit comfortably under a jacket. Oh, I just thought! I could wear one of those short cape/jackets which would let me have the puffy sleeves. Now I will have to look for one of them and make up a pattern... I will still go with the waistcoat though, AND the jacket, because the weather might be conducive...

So you see - I have made the jump from one outfit to about 3 outfits in one fell swoop. Jacket and cape, two shirts and really, skirts are so easy that I should have at least two of them...

Is this what happens??? Is this just the beginning of a wardrobe full of Victorian clobber? (I KNEW I should never have gotten that hat... There was that grey one though, that looked really nice. I almost got that one instead of the black one... I could look at it again - maybe wait until it is on special?)

It isn't just the ladies who get carried away - one coat bought at the Asylum festival in 2018 soon became two - a single brocade waistcoat is now three (or is it four?) - cravats from charity shops... Two canes (one a real Victorian example) - I've even got two pairs of goggles.

I'm looking forward to a few Steampunk events later in the year when I can add to my wardrobe. 

No, Synistor, it never really ends.....



I'm doomed.
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« Reply #2260 on: January 18, 2021, 11:48:02 am »

I think I will need two blouses - one to go under a waistcoat and one to go under a jacket. The waistcoat shirt can have puffy sleeves, but the jacket shirt will need to have a thinner arm profile to fit comfortably under a jacket. Oh, I just thought! I could wear one of those short cape/jackets which would let me have the puffy sleeves. Now I will have to look for one of them and make up a pattern... I will still go with the waistcoat though, AND the jacket, because the weather might be conducive...

So you see - I have made the jump from one outfit to about 3 outfits in one fell swoop. Jacket and cape, two shirts and really, skirts are so easy that I should have at least two of them...

Is this what happens??? Is this just the beginning of a wardrobe full of Victorian clobber? (I KNEW I should never have gotten that hat... There was that grey one though, that looked really nice. I almost got that one instead of the black one... I could look at it again - maybe wait until it is on special?)


I'm doomed.


It isn't just the ladies who get carried away - one coat bought at the Asylum festival in 2018 soon became two - a single brocade waistcoat is now three (or is it four?) - cravats from charity shops... Two canes (one a real Victorian example) - I've even got two pairs of goggles.

I'm looking forward to a few Steampunk events later in the year when I can add to my wardrobe. 

No, Synistor, it never really ends.....

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« Reply #2261 on: January 18, 2021, 11:48:46 am »

I think I will need two blouses - one to go under a waistcoat and one to go under a jacket. The waistcoat shirt can have puffy sleeves, but the jacket shirt will need to have a thinner arm profile to fit comfortably under a jacket. Oh, I just thought! I could wear one of those short cape/jackets which would let me have the puffy sleeves. Now I will have to look for one of them and make up a pattern... I will still go with the waistcoat though, AND the jacket, because the weather might be conducive...

So you see - I have made the jump from one outfit to about 3 outfits in one fell swoop. Jacket and cape, two shirts and really, skirts are so easy that I should have at least two of them...

Is this what happens??? Is this just the beginning of a wardrobe full of Victorian clobber? (I KNEW I should never have gotten that hat... There was that grey one though, that looked really nice. I almost got that one instead of the black one... I could look at it again - maybe wait until it is on special?)


I'm doomed.


It isn't just the ladies who get carried away - one coat bought at the Asylum festival in 2018 soon became two - a single brocade waistcoat is now three (or is it four?) - cravats from charity shops... Two canes (one a real Victorian example) - I've even got two pairs of goggles.

I'm looking forward to a few Steampunk events later in the year when I can add to my wardrobe. 

No, Synistor, it never really ends.....


The problem is compounded if you acquire more than one persona...
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #2262 on: January 18, 2021, 06:14:36 pm »

If you regard it as a problem that is.
I just embrace it and wish for more storage space.
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« Reply #2263 on: January 25, 2021, 08:44:00 pm »

So has anyone looked at that Netflix Christmas movie Jingle Jangle? The plot is nothing to get excited about but the props and visuals are superb and the COSTUMES! I have already bought some patterns from Black Snail (they go up to almost my size!) to put together Ms Johnston's outfit.

Now to see if I ever actually finish it. Or have a place to wear it. Someday there will be events again...
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Synistor 303
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« Reply #2264 on: January 26, 2021, 01:38:58 am »

So has anyone looked at that Netflix Christmas movie Jingle Jangle? The plot is nothing to get excited about but the props and visuals are superb and the COSTUMES! I have already bought some patterns from Black Snail (they go up to almost my size!) to put together Ms Johnston's outfit.

Now to see if I ever actually finish it. Or have a place to wear it. Someday there will be events again...

Black Snail looks pretty good for period clothes patterns - thanks for mentioning it!

The event I was thinking about going to is in South Australia in mid September. I am reluctant to start sewing too much just yet, as it is hot here now and touching heavy woollen fabric with hot sweaty hands is not nice! Of course we still might not be able to travel to South Australia due to COVID restrictions, but I am hoping by then we will all be immunised and COVID free, and events will be back on.

There is always Melbourne's equivalent to Comi-Con which is also later in the year. It kind of gives me something to aim for. Sadly, there are not many events in Australia which offer a scope to dress as Steampunk.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #2265 on: January 26, 2021, 01:41:07 am »

Oh, and I have almost finished my goggles (and are very happy with them) but some stuff has to dry before I can put them together... A case of hurry up and wait.
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« Reply #2266 on: January 27, 2021, 12:34:24 am »

So has anyone looked at that Netflix Christmas movie Jingle Jangle? The plot is nothing to get excited about but the props and visuals are superb and the COSTUMES! I have already bought some patterns from Black Snail (they go up to almost my size!) to put together Ms Johnston's outfit.

Now to see if I ever actually finish it. Or have a place to wear it. Someday there will be events again...

Black Snail looks pretty good for period clothes patterns - thanks for mentioning it!

The event I was thinking about going to is in South Australia in mid September. I am reluctant to start sewing too much just yet, as it is hot here now and touching heavy woollen fabric with hot sweaty hands is not nice! Of course we still might not be able to travel to South Australia due to COVID restrictions, but I am hoping by then we will all be immunised and COVID free, and events will be back on.

There is always Melbourne's equivalent to Comi-Con which is also later in the year. It kind of gives me something to aim for. Sadly, there are not many events in Australia which offer a scope to dress as Steampunk.  Embarrassed

I figure on making (hopefully) wearable mock-ups af the vest and jacket, at least. And using non-historical polyester twill or flannel or something, from cheap yardage or something from the thrift store. No hot wool. I doubt I would use wool anyway since it is expensive. I might even end up using flatlined broadcloth for the finished outfit both for cost and for choices of colors.To do the entire outfit will require a bare minimum of 12 yards not counting lining, contrast, etc. so cost of the fabric is definitely a consideration!
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Synistor 303
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« Reply #2267 on: January 28, 2021, 01:52:23 am »

So has anyone looked at that Netflix Christmas movie Jingle Jangle? The plot is nothing to get excited about but the props and visuals are superb and the COSTUMES! I have already bought some patterns from Black Snail (they go up to almost my size!) to put together Ms Johnston's outfit.

Now to see if I ever actually finish it. Or have a place to wear it. Someday there will be events again...

Black Snail looks pretty good for period clothes patterns - thanks for mentioning it!

The event I was thinking about going to is in South Australia in mid September. I am reluctant to start sewing too much just yet, as it is hot here now and touching heavy woollen fabric with hot sweaty hands is not nice! Of course we still might not be able to travel to South Australia due to COVID restrictions, but I am hoping by then we will all be immunised and COVID free, and events will be back on.

There is always Melbourne's equivalent to Comi-Con which is also later in the year. It kind of gives me something to aim for. Sadly, there are not many events in Australia which offer a scope to dress as Steampunk.  Embarrassed

I figure on making (hopefully) wearable mock-ups af the vest and jacket, at least. And using non-historical polyester twill or flannel or something, from cheap yardage or something from the thrift store. No hot wool. I doubt I would use wool anyway since it is expensive. I might even end up using flatlined broadcloth for the finished outfit both for cost and for choices of colors.To do the entire outfit will require a bare minimum of 12 yards not counting lining, contrast, etc. so cost of the fabric is definitely a consideration!

Good idea, I will do a mock-up (or two!) using existing fabric in my considerable stash (I inherited all my mother's sewing stuff AND my M-I-L's sewing stuff, so there should be something in there to use...) After the mock-ups, I will have a look at how it works and what fabric (where I want to go?) I will use for the final. Most of the Steampunk events are on during winter, which are cold in this part of Australia. It will also depend on the look I am going for if the fabric will work. I want nothing flashy - no corsets on display or frills or flounces, so it will be fairly pared down. I am hoping the accoutrements (weapons, goggles, watch, magnifying glass some kind of bag etc) will Steampunk it up. I wish I had a dress dummy now!

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« Reply #2268 on: January 31, 2021, 01:01:46 am »

I have finished my brass goggles and I quite like them - they are made from a pair of cheap mig welding goggles with a flip-up bit. The problem is, I can't figure out how to put the V spring in the flippy-up bit to make it work... I will have to buy another pair and really look at how it it put together in the V spring department. Brass Goggles mark II!

Now I am beginning to see how this whole dressing-up thing/costume making works and how you end up with multiple outfits!

...and I like it...

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« Reply #2269 on: January 31, 2021, 07:32:02 pm »



...and I like it...


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Just hold that thought!

Congratulations on your make, hopefully the first of many.]
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« Reply #2270 on: March 07, 2021, 05:40:18 am »



 This is my first outfit, things I bought last Summer. I've since added several items, but I have been a bit under-the-weather, so I've not had a chance to take more photos just yet.
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« Reply #2271 on: March 15, 2021, 12:07:03 am »

Congratulations on putting something during the pandemic! Were you able to wear it other than online? Because Covid-19 pretty much killed any an all outings. I didnmanage to advance a bit on costuming, but not much. There were many reasons not to, aand even if I hada chance,at the beginning we didn't even know coronavirus particles stuck in clothing would presenta hazard for days, according to lab data. Eventually we found out the risk from that was negligible.
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« Reply #2272 on: March 15, 2021, 01:55:43 pm »

Thank you. Smiley

 No, I've only worn this outfit at home. I have a few pieces I've worn to go grocery shopping, but I haven't been able to really go out since the pandemic started.

 I'm hoping for when the vax is more prevalent, it will be safe to gather again.
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Miranda.T
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« Reply #2273 on: March 15, 2021, 02:27:03 pm »



 This is my first outfit, things I bought last Summer. I've since added several items, but I have been a bit under-the-weather, so I've not had a chance to take more photos just yet.

What a delightfully daring outfit! It will certainly turn heads once we're allowed to step out oince again Smiley.

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #2274 on: March 15, 2021, 02:50:43 pm »

Thank you, Miranda.

 To me, part of being Steampunk is to be myself in a way that the historical era would not tolerate.
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