Steampunk, that is. After a September with a set plan, I have, crazily enough, settled into an October with another plan! And first on the list? This costume:
My excuse to make it is Halloween, and I was lame and didn’t really do anything last year. But really, once I saw it I just wanted to make it, because it’s just so freakin’ cool looking. Any ideas for accessories are very much appreciated!
I originally wanted to sew up this thing in a very similar color scheme to the photo above, but ended up finding this poly taffeta for sooooo cheap at JoAnn:
But, like I mentioned when I shared it last Textile Tuesday, they didn’t have as much of the fabric as the pattern envelope said I needed. *sad face* However, I know that I will need a shorter skirt, and I imagine I will need to shorten the jacket just a bit as well. PLUS, when I purchased it, the bolt says it was only 45″ wide but it’s 60″! So, I’m only short 2 yards instead of 3 1/2. WOOHOO!
Besides this costume, I also have plans to make a dress to wear to my dear friend Tricia’s wedding in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in early November. I have a dress in mind, but may need to adjust my expectations based on how long this costume takes, so I’ll just keep pattern one a mystery for now. ;)