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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Steampunk Symposium Military Costume Hat

Here's a closeup of the hat Bella made for her costume.  These are just scrapbook pieces glued to a costume chauffer hat with E-6000.

Stay tuned the next couple days to see the whole outfit worn to the Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati this past weekend!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Steampunk Symposium Military Costume Jodhpurs

Bella is trying to make a pair of jodhpurs to go with her jacket.  Sorry the picture isn't clear, but I think you will get the idea.

She started with a pair of black pants from Goodwill.  She marked the point she wanted them to start "bowing" out and how tight she wanted them on the lower part of the legs.  From there it was a matter of sewing them and cutting off the excess. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Steampunk Symposium Shoulder Detail: How To

Bella used a strip of faux leather as the base for the shoulder epaulettes.  Under the faux leather is a piece of thin cardboard glued to the fabric piece using fabric glue.  The cardboard is cut slightly smaller.  That left an edge of the faux leather for sewing.  She used a few stitches to hold the faux leather piece in place.  Then, sewed a tighter stitch when sewing the fringe on. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gearing Up for Event Season

Sorry to have been slacking on posts through the winter.  We have been very busy with other business.  Our first event of the year will be the Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati.  April 26-28.  Bella is busy working on her airship military uniform.  Here are the before and after pictures of the jacket.