So next on the agenda is a steampunk outfit for an outing with friends. I really do not get steampunk for women; it seems to me it is just Victorian wear in brown or khaki. After much research, I found that steampunk wear goes as far forward as WW 1 so I am throwing out the Victorian and will go for something Edwardian.
Looking around the internet, I found a free Edwardian walking skirt pattern and thought about using that pattern. But then I remembered that a couple of years ago I bought this pattern; the pattern is dated 1905 on the information provided in with the pattern (but on the website it is dated as 1914…who knows what to go by) so a good time period for this outfit. I have no idea what I was thinking when I ordered this pattern, much to young for me. But the skirt portion I can use! And since I have it in hand, that is what I am going to do.
I have a very heavy army green brushed twill, rather a denim weight, which I will use for the skirt.
I plan to do the view with the buttons down the front and the corset type yoke. I think I can make those details kind of steampunky!! The only problem is that this pattern has a 25 inch waist and I do not. I will need to grade up the pattern a little bit to make it work on me.