The first weekend in December each year Biltmore Village in Asheville puts on an event called Dickens Festival. The idea is Victorian England comes alive with performers and shopkeepers dressing up in Victorian garb. Since this will most likely be the last time Glenn and I attend the event, we decided to go "all out" by throwning a party at the gallery for the first Saturday, Dec. 7th. Selfishly I used the party as an excuse to sew this fabulous Steampunk Costume. Pattern: Simplicity 2207. Check it out:
Fabric choose: poly Monece Satin from Hancock in a beautiful shade of cranberry with black contrasting thread and notions. (Ok in my fantasy world I would have chosen a silk satin, but thankfully the practical side of my brain prevailed, otherwise this would have been a very expensive costume). Here is a sneak peek of the skirt; which is almost finished, just need to sew on trim and take it in a little bit at the waist.
And here is another photo with a closer look at the fabric.
Also, the bustle is almost finished, and next up is the top.