Cute Finds!

I haven’t been sewing lately, but I have been shopping!
So basically, like I have said before (or, I think I have, regardless… ), you don’t need to be a seamstress to be a part of the Steampunk culture.
Here are a few things that I have acquired that greatly add to my Steampunk closet (not to mention they are adorable pieces)!
I got this cute key hole neck lace shirt ($6) and these adorable knickers ($7.50) at  Gordman’s:
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This necklace, I actually inherited from my grandmother, but she I know that she got it at Avon, where I always find really cute accessories.
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This necklace was given to me by my brother and sister-in-law, for Christmas a few years ago, and they found it at a really cute little Boutique in Missouri, called La Boutique. You would be amazed by what I’ve found there. Boutiques have some of the most interesting things!
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I found this adorable vintage cameo for $12 at an antique mall, in KS.
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This is a vintage  locket was given to me by a friend, and the chain is an antique, that has been passed down in my family:
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This last thing is obviously not jewelry, but it’s very handy, and definitely fits the look. I use it a lot when I’m trying to design clothes. I got it at Barns and Noble:
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So like I said, these are just a few things I have found. I also have a pair of stripped leggings, fingerless gloves, belts etc. that I have purchased at clothing/thrift/antique stores.
If you want something a little more authentic-looking, I would strongly suggest someplace like Steampunk Couture, or Clockwork Couture, where they both specialize entirely in Steampunk clothing and accessories.

If you have found some interesting finds, or know of any other great Steampunk Shoppes, please let me know in the comments! I would love to hear about it!

Dolman Sleeve Shirt!

Okay! I made a shirt! Sorry, for those of you who knew I made it, that it has taken me so long to get pictures up!
It was very, very simple. I just used the pattern that I used for the top of the hoodie, made it longer and slimmed it up a tiny bit.  It is literally just two pieces sewn together in this shape.  I hope you like it!
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New Steampunk Inspired Hoodie!

Okay! I finally was able to get picture of my hoodie (thanks to my wonderful fiance)!  I didn’t get a ton of pictures of the process, but I did get a few. I made the pattern out of tissue paper, and went from there! This was definitely an experiment  but I think it turned out pretty well! I took quite a few pictures of the finished product, so you can see all of the angles. This is definitely something you could wear everyday or use in a steampunk outfit, by adding an under bust corset, a cute skirt and a few lovely accessories.  As you will see, I had a couple of helpers in this process! Isis (the little tuxedo kitty), enjoyed laying on the fabric while I was trying to lay it out. Leo (the black cat) was playing with the tissue paper I used to make the pattern, and Ava (the puppy) had a nice nap laying on the fabric pile. I hope you like it! Please let me know what you think!
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