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…..
(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.
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.
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.
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!