Wore the apron at Costume College on Saturday, when I took the light-saber making class. Very practical apron, yet also a nifty costume at the same time. I wore it with a white button-down shirt, a black tie printed in silver with machinery gears from Cyberoptix on Etsy, a black knee-length knit skirt, black-and-white stripey
I could have been working on something recognizable and sensible for Costume College. But no, I finished up this strange apron thing that is not really steampunk, nor Victorian, nor really anything anyone else would ever wear. But hey, that’s what I do. As Thomas commented, I’m the costume mashup queen. I zig-zagged the patches
Basically done, just needs froofy bits. Please to be ignoring the ratty hair and flip-flops. All of the patches I designed, not sure if I’ll put all of them on the apron.
The lady artisan’s apron is harder to make than one might think. At least if you’re me. Because (a) I’m slow in general and (b) it involves pattern drafting, which is not a fine skill o’ mine. The skirt went together easy-peasy. Skirts usually do. But I tried three different bodice ideas before I got
Clearly, I’m stuck on steampunk, So much so that I dashed off to Jo-Ann’s after the BBQ yesterday! Found some dark dusty rose twill-ish bottomweight cotton-poly blend stuff with a great drape for the Lady Artisan’s Apron, plus black cotton belting for the straps, gunmetal-colored D rings, a gunmetal-colored plastic parachute-style buckle for the back
Ideas often hit me while I’m laying in bed half-awake … I want the lady’s apron to be red with patches scattered all over. At first, I thought of buying Harry Potter patches to go with the Quidditch goggles. Then I wanted a Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team patch. Which I’d have to make. If I’m
I really want to make a steampunky lady’s artisan apron now, especially after seeing Jade’s in person. It looked fab, plus comfortable, and I’ve had a yen for steampunk since seeing all those delicious Dark Industry clothes at C13 (that’s one of the reasons I bought those Quidditch goggles, when I bought my Madame Hooch