October challenge for Sandee and Amelie Steampunk challenge blog is "Steampunk Couture" and i have the perfect project- manny.
first i covered the dollar store new years party hat with fabric- in my favorite colors and striped I LOVE STRIPES. I created the goggles from coffee cup bottoms painted black covered with pattern paper, embossing powder and brads. The hat embellishment is chipboard gears and skeleton clock. I both painted with black and used embossing enamel for metal effect, then of course some actual metal
I had a wire mannequin frame and i thought hey lets sew on a dress. I started with padding the mannequin, then sewed on the dress, again same stripe material, with some black boardcloth, tulle and accent pattern. I didn't use a pattern, but pinned and sewed as i went- basically i winged it and it worked. I did take one year of fashion design so had an idea of how to go about it. Added chipboard corset frame, brads and buckles.
For the back i created pocket watch wings with chipboard and pattern paper. Again gears and metals. This one was super fun to make next time i need us a thimble.