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Author Topic: My new Steampunk Vest  (Read 2282 times)
Rolan_Kraps
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« on: April 03, 2016, 04:17:50 am »

This is a custom Steampunk vest that I had made by Margarita Bloom from Tennessee. I ordered the fabric custom printed at www.spoonflower.com. I ordered the "Gear" buttons from Spain. She is mailing it to me on Monday.



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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 05:50:45 am »

That Vest is Super Cool Cool Cool Cool Have You thought about or Do You have a Hat to go with it Huh Stay Cool.
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Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2016, 07:08:20 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
That looks like a lovely garment.
Could you be prevailed upon to post up the link for the buttons,  please?

I remain yours,
Prof Cecily

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 01:51:33 pm »

Nice! See you coming from a mile off!
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Rolan_Kraps
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2016, 02:31:10 pm »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
That looks like a lovely garment.
Could you be prevailed upon to post up the link for the buttons,  please?

I remain yours,
Prof Cecily


Professor,
I ordered them from Ebay.  Simply search "Steampunk Buttons"
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC2.A0.H0.XSteampunk+buttons.TRS0&_nkw=Steampunk+buttons&_sacat=0

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2016, 02:39:37 pm »

That Vest is Super Cool Cool Cool Cool Have You thought about or Do You have a Hat to go with it Huh Stay Cool.


Cmdr. Storm,

I have several Steampunk hats.  From Bowlers, to Top hats.  Here are some examples:







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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2016, 08:02:32 pm »

Those are Some Super Cool Hats! Thanks For Responding, it Shows You Know How to make an Outfit Complete.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016, 07:47:28 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Thank you so much for the link, Rolan_Kraps; I had no idea that such beautiful button were available!

I'm most impressed by these photos which testify to your flair for putting together an ensemble.

I remain yours,
Prof Cecily
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2016, 01:42:14 pm »

Now you see some people are down on the idea of getting someone else to build things for you. This I have never personally understood. If some one has a skill then that should be celebrated and there is no better form of celebration than commissioning.

Personally I can sew on a button and re-hem the odd thing but bespoke tailoring? WAY beyond my current capacity to accomplish! That sir, is a fine waistcoat and to my mind born of the best kind of symbiosis: the commissioners selection and the artists skill.

You simply must capture the first fitting and show us all! A garment is simply cloth without the spirit and form it was made to cover! Hazzah!
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2016, 03:52:36 am »

Clym Angus,

I whole-heartedly agree with you.

I have been know to build gun carts for Cowboy Action Shooting matches.  My sewing skills are rudimentary at best.
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2016, 02:44:00 pm »

Quite confidence in the things we know and endless enthusiasm for those that can do the things we can not.
This is the only way forward! I await the photos of the stoic carriage master and his coat.
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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2016, 04:48:28 pm »

I was expecting to see pictures of an undergarment.  That's a waistcoat.

You colonials & your quirky use of the mother tongue will never cease to confound me.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2016, 07:07:32 pm »

I was expecting to see pictures of an undergarment.  That's a waistcoat.

You colonials & your quirky use of the mother tongue will never cease to confound me.  Wink

In the words of Matthew Quigley from the film "Quigley Down Under"

"Well Major, we kicked all the misfits out of our country.  We sent 'em back to England".

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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2016, 11:16:32 am »

Punk vs Patriot. Although I have a great deal of respect for both view points....... I can't think this is going to end well. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2016, 04:23:24 pm »

Staying with a friend in New York, I couldn't get the hot tapon the shower to work.  I opened the bathroom door & shouted downstairs "I can't get the hot tap to work"

"The What?"

"The hot tap"

"What's that?"

"You know, the thing you turn to make water come out of the shower"

"Oh, faucet"

I did & the bloody thing came off the wall!
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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2016, 04:35:37 pm »

Got stuck in between floors in a Boston hotel with a ravishing young lady.

The engineer shouted down: "Is there anyone in there?"

I said "Yes, we're stuck in the lift."

"The what?"

"The lift, we're stuck on the lift!"

"What's a lift?"

"Big metal box goes up and down, but isn't currently?"

"Oh Elevator!"

"Well, it's tempting but I think she'd slap me!"
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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2016, 07:58:02 pm »

I did & the bloody thing came off the wall!

 Grin
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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2016, 08:54:34 pm »

The fabric looks fantastic. It's good to see a design which uses darker colours printed from Spoonflower because their fabric used to come out a little subdued in hue, but I think this looks excellent. Perhaps it is dependent on the fabric chosen, can I ask which type of fabric you had this printed on?

The buttons are a great touch too. Please post a worn picture when it arrives so we can see the tailoring and fit - I must say that it looks to be excellently sewn!
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2016, 03:19:03 am »

The fabric looks fantastic. It's good to see a design which uses darker colours printed from Spoonflower because their fabric used to come out a little subdued in hue, but I think this looks excellent. Perhaps it is dependent on the fabric chosen, can I ask which type of fabric you had this printed on?

The buttons are a great touch too. Please post a worn picture when it arrives so we can see the tailoring and fit - I must say that it looks to be excellently sewn!

Certainly.  I hope to get some pictures of me wearing it tomorrow.
The pattern was "Steampunk Clockwork".  I bought 1 yard of "Eco Canvas" to make the vest.  But that was due to my large size. 
This is the second vest I have from this lady.  She does excellent work.

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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2016, 03:39:45 pm »

And a quick snap of me wearing the vest.



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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2016, 04:17:46 pm »

Stoic!
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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2016, 03:16:56 pm »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Splendid!

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2016, 04:13:39 pm »

And a quick snap of me wearing the vest.






As for the beard, it must be a trick of the lighting.  I don't recall having that much GRAY in it!
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« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2016, 04:37:18 pm »

Mighty dapper my good man!
As for the beard, it must be a trick of the lighting.  I don't recall having that much GRAY in it!
I have the feeling that particular problem is sneaking up on more than one or two members here, including me  Grin

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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2016, 10:15:09 pm »

The fabric looks fantastic. It's good to see a design which uses darker colours printed from Spoonflower because their fabric used to come out a little subdued in hue, but I think this looks excellent. Perhaps it is dependent on the fabric chosen, can I ask which type of fabric you had this printed on?

The buttons are a great touch too. Please post a worn picture when it arrives so we can see the tailoring and fit - I must say that it looks to be excellently sewn!

Certainly.  I hope to get some pictures of me wearing it tomorrow.
The pattern was "Steampunk Clockwork".  I bought 1 yard of "Eco Canvas" to make the vest.  But that was due to my large size. 
This is the second vest I have from this lady.  She does excellent work.



The waistcoat really suits you, excellent tailoring!

I'll have to investigate the eco canvas, it looks like a good choice for some projects I have in mind that require a more heavyweight fabric.
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