I’ve joined to a new game with “Steampunk” theme. I had a dream to sew something in this style for a long time, but I hesitated to join as I had doubts that I have time to sew. Then I’ve joined eventually.
The first step in the game was to collect textile, ribbons, buttons, snaps and other stuff I will use for sewing. I found a black and white fabric in my stash I bought long time ago especially for the steampunk dress. I also found a piece of leather and a black silk I’ll use for a corset, and a white cotton fabric with a narrow white lace for an underskirt.
1st steampunk dress
I started sewing from making my own dress pattern for the dress itself and for the corset. When I was happy with the patterns, I sewed a mock up. I had three(!) attempts, because I didn’t keep in mind that I need somehow to put doll palm into the dress sleeve, and got a really narrow sleeve in the first mock up. I amended the pattern, but lost the sleeve length at the second mock up. After amendment, the third mock up turned out great, and I bravely cut out details from the main fabric.
I was so fascinated while sewing that forgot to take pictures during the process and took photos only when I started ironing the dress.
My Taisia (Ellowyne Wilde wigged out) is trying on the almost finished dress. I have to finish a hem and sew buttons yet. But it seems that Taisia looks gratefully at me in her new dress – I haven’t sewn for her in a really long time!
I sewed the corset from the pure silk. During the process I discovered that I don’t see black thread on the black fabric 🙁 So I had to baste all seams using white thread to see them.
The final photoshoot
2nd steampunk outfit
After 1st successful steampunk outfit, I decided to sew another one and was so inspired that sewed it in two days!
This outfit is very simple. It consists of a corset with lacing at the back and a skirt. The skirt is short in front and has 3 layers of different length at the back.