Monday, 5 September 2011

Front of gin gown

And closed

The bustle swag opened

Finished Gin bustle outfit

All done, and in time for Weekend at The Asylum in Lincoln. The key will be picked up there and I shall be wearing the ensemble at The Ball on Saturday Night.

If you are coming to Lincoln, do come over and say hello, I shall be in the main hall at The Lawns on Saturday and Sunday selling Steampunk Emporium and lots of pretty jewellery.

I shall do a proper set of photographs of me in the outfit when I get back, and hopefully there'll be plenty of pics taken at the weekend,

So what do you think? A success, any suggestions for additions/alterations?

Friday, 2 September 2011

The hat!

This is the fabulous Eliza Doolittle style hat to accompany the outfit, it is from one of Lynne Mc Masters historical hat patterns (the titanic oval crown) with a few tweaks of my own.

My assistant Lizzie made it up, didnt she do a great job?! It is asymetric with a much bigger brim on the right, that side is so huge it needs a weight on the other smaller side to keep it balanced, I'm going to create a couple of pockets with curtain weights in so it balances properly...

Its extra small in size cos I have a teeny head, it fits me perfectly but I forgot I might be wearing a wig... I foresee lots of hat pins