I took the last week off to have time for another sewing project and decided to tackle this wonderful victorian era inspired steampunk costume, consisting of jacket, skirt and bustle. I bought dark green dupioni silk in Brussels at Maison des Tissus and beige lace at Maison dorée a few weeks ago (I forgot to take the pattern with me then and was so lucky to have bought just enough of both!). The pattern is incredible – it was the first time for me that all patterns parts matched perfectly (and I am always very careful with cutting them out) and the instructions were easy to follow.  I decided to shorten the skirt to make the costume a bit more suitable for daily wear and I will probably take it in a bit but I changed nothing else. I am very happy with the finished costume and am eager to wear it soon again (-:

See a few more pictures on my blog, Draped in Cloudlets.

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mariebayarea August 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

This is a knock out!

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Laurie August 4, 2013 at 11:58 pm

I LOVE it! And I love the way you shortened the skirt to make it more wearable. The bustle is wonderful also! Nice work!

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Simplicity Parts August 5, 2013 at 12:18 am

Great working. Gorgeous pictures I like that.

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Sewingthe60s August 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

wow that is just amazing! I like that you’ve adapted it for modern wear too. Wonderful!

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Emily August 5, 2013 at 9:43 am

Great adaptation!

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Draped in Cloudlets August 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Thank you so much (-:

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Kristin August 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Gorgeous! I’ve seen that pattern and debated on buying it, but you’ve really made it your own (and one I would probably buy)!

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EmSewCrazy August 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Awesome! What a great outfit!! You look amazing!

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Marie August 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Wow, the detail on this is incredible!

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cup + penny August 9, 2013 at 12:40 am

Wow, the bustle is particularly gorgeous! Lovely fabric.

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Artemisia Moltabocca August 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I’ve been pondering lately how to take costumes and change them for everyday wear. Thanks for a great example on how to do it!

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Donna August 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Wow, I own this pattern and I like your shortened version so much better. And I think your jacket fits better than the one the model is wearing. I haven’t actually used the pattern, but your pictures are making me like it more–I think I might have to actually make a dress!

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