Saturday, 19 November 2011
In case you haven't read it several times in this blog, one of the things I really enjoy is dressing up.
I was going to a Steam Punk Party, and my dear friend found this wedding dress for me. The bodice was red velvet but the skirt was cream silk.
I managed to dye the silk and it came out a lovely red, but it took quite a few boxes of dye!
I added the lace overskirt, which had a bustle on the back, and the jacket was already mine and has seen a number of different lives!
It was an absolute dream to wear, especially with my red rock boots!
I bought the top hat from a fancy dress shop and it was completely plain. Having researched a little about Steam Punk I was wondering how to create some of the cogs and wheels of the gadetry that goes with the Victoriana, then I happened across an old spyrograph box, the wheels were perfect, once I had sprayed them silver.
A good hour or so with my trusty glue gun and a box of metal beads, and I had created a few items for the hat and a brooch. The feathers were a lovely touch and I had some silver ribbon in my stash. (I love it when you find just the right thing in your stash, its like all the hoarding is finally justified!)
I had an old watch that wasn't working and a broken necklace, it all looked great on the dress and was fantastic fun to make.
My daughter is very into steam punk and since she is getting married next July has decided to have a steam punk wedding!
I will have to think some more about what I am going to wear, dressing up is such fun!