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Steampunk Skirt

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My buddy Skippy is heading for DragonCon in a few days and I just finished the embroidery on one of her costumes.

Brown skirt - front

This started out as a nice thrift shop find. The long buckskin colored skirt has a lovely kick-pleat to make walking easy (or even possible in such a fitted style skirt)

She wanted a more SteamPunk twist on it and we decided on a border of gears with some more on the pocket flaps.

Instead of reinventing the wheel (aka gears) I bought the Urban Threads pattern. They have ‘hip’ embroidery designs. Hip? Goth? Groovy? I don’t know, but definitely not your grandma’s vest embroidery.

I chose to do it in solid dark brown mostly because the multicolor sampler I ran looked meh. Skippy agreed.

Pictures of the complete costume including pith helmet after its debut at DragonCon


Written by rhymeswithstitch

August 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Posted in Cons, Crafting

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