DIY Steampunk Jacket

Currently Listening To: “Freakshow” -Skillet


I actually got off my ass and did something. :p So, along with that, I’m going to also post some still pictures down here. I was goofing around and it’s hard to see if my back was in the camera or not…..

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(My sexy octopus is just a necklace peeking out. It’s not part of the jacket.)

I love how it came out! I want to add mechanical wings or something to the top part of the back, but I don’t know yet. I also want to replace all the buttons, I just don’t like them.

I’ve been wearing my Steampunk outfit out a lot recently. I love my jacket sooo much! There are some tiny nit-picks I have, but it was my first time doing something like this and it’s to be expected that there are somethings I’d do differently next time. (Like go find a sewing machine that actually works. Hand sewing takes ages….)

For the black stripes along the front, I used black ribbon, a 1/4 inch. I also used that same ribbon for the corseting in the back. I have no idea how long the ribbon is that I used to lace up the back. I used the eye pieces from sets of hooks and eyes. I actually took apart one of my old bras and used a couple eyes from it.

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For the shoulders, I used bronze and dirty silver chains with gears and big jump links inserted into two of the strands. It looks really neat. There are five strands of chains in all.

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And lastly, for the bustle, I used three different kinds of fabric. The first layer is a plain brown to match the jacket. The second is a really gorgeous dirty brown with black/green-y swirl-y patterns. And the last layer is a light brown, gold-y color with filigree patterns made into it. I added some ruffled ribbon to the top to add a little extra something, and cover my sewing.

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This is still a work in progress. I really want to do something with the pocket, the top of the jacket in the back, and the sleeves. Plus change the buttons. But it is finished for now and I love it! 


What do you guys think? Do you guys have any ideas? Let me know below! 



SGTC Forever,

Samm Sanity


12 thoughts on “DIY Steampunk Jacket

  1. Sissy says:

    Okay that video was the most adorable thing ever! and I especially love the chains and gears on your shoulders Cx So cute!

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  2. Wow did you make this outfit yourself??
    I have to admit I don’t really like the steampunk trend but this is pretty awesome all the same. I love it when others express their individuality and that is exactly what you have done!


    We will have to do a joint blog post one day on each others fashion sense. Bet that would be fun!!

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  3. Schnauzevoll says:

    awwwww everyone is right, that video is so cute ^^ and you did a great diy job there!

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  4. JamilaJJ says:

    That looks so cool!

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  5. Gorgeous work, Samm! I adore gears and bustles. You’re right, the buttons just don’t fit the Steampunk vibe. Needs some vintage ones. 🙂 You know, the summer issue of Carpe Nocturne mag is Steampunk themed. Will be out mid July if you like looking at Steampunk fashion.

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