Steampunk Holiday, part 2

by brae  

Slight change of plans.  I had plenty of cream textured satin to cut out the bustier for the Steampunk Holiday ensemble, but I did not have enough of the pintuck copper taffeta.  It was a remnant bought long ago, but you can still find it online in subtle variations.  I decided to go to the local Joann fabrics to see if they still carry it.  I found brown, red and cream.  All lovely but not what I was after.

In the red tag sale bolts, I found a plan taffeta in a copper penny color.  Beautiful!  I had wondered, too, if the skirt fishtail might not flow well in the pintuck diamond fabric.  With the plain taffeta, the drape should be lovely.

Here are the two fabrics side by side.  The new fabric is more iridescent than the first fabric, so it has a wonderful range of color.

And, here is the new copper penny color with the other fabrics.  I also found a wonderful knife pleated satin and velvet trim that coordinates very well.

I looked for hat embellishments, and found this fun piece in the Christmas section.  It has tiny bells on it, too...just perfect for a winter holiday hat!

How's the hat form doing?  Very well...stay tuned!  :D

1 comment

Comment from: Marion [Visitor]
I can't tell you how much I love this project ! Your fabrics will look perfect, can't wait to see the outfit coming to life !
11/06/13 @ 10:30

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