Monday, April 25, 2011

I finished up a new piece to my Steampunk outfit. I decided I wanted to take a more military turn and added a jacket instead of the planned vest. I always imagined this character to be a lot like Kaylee from 'Firefly'. Working away in an airship but still trying to be cute.  The costume has probably taken a turn where it is neither fully Steampunk nor Lolita like it was intended to be but its mine so I don't care. :)
For this jacket I knew I wanted it to be longer in the back but still show off a lot of the corset. Going through my patterns, I settled with Simplicity 2525. It was really easy to mock up and add a few inches here and there. I knew I didn't want it to be plain, but knew I couldn't make it to girly because this was going to be were the military part came in. I found the black velvet trim in my stash and  it was seriously like a light bulb came on. The collar may be shorter in the back and have the notched collar but with the black trim it reminded me of the male dress uniform in the navy. Instant LOVE. An added bonus is it also look like the school uniforms so it helps tie in the Lolita a bit. It took me a few hours to perfectly line up the trim but I think its well worth it!

The sleeves are... just evil. They bunch weirdly, and I don't know why so I can't fix it. But they do work and they aren't horrible.
 I love how the jacket's bottom cuts off where the corset nips in the most! Very flattering!
And a picture of the back. I am all lopsided, sorry.

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