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Making A Bustle Dress from a Sari

Looking for different fabric choices? In this blog post Kass makes a bustle dress from a sari.

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The History of the Frock Coat — Part 1

Ever wonder how the frock coat came to be? Wonder why late Victorian frock coats look nothing like late 17th century frock coats? Here is a quick history of the frock coat from the archives of Reconstructing History.

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RH Podcast – Episode II

Wherein can be found our second audio podcast!

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Belvidere photos!

The final report! Robin's dress is done (well mostly) just in the nick of time! Plus bonus Bob and Rob fashion show, AND something to make you laugh! Don't forget everything featured in this blog is part of the Steampunk category and eligible for the current steampunk coupon, read on for details...

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Draping an overskirt

Robin edges ever closer to having an outfit for her Victorian Outing TOMORROW! *Cue panic music* Tell her what you think of her waistband decoration, she needs feedback.

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Bodice construction

Robin shows her favorite bodice trick for making Victorian bodices, and regales you with her adventures being vanquished by the evil lord sleevil.

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Fitting a Victorian Bodice

Robin shares her exciting journey fitting her linebacker shoulders and small back into a nicely fitted Victorian Bodice from RH943.

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Talking Trim

Lets talk about trim baby, lets talk about you and me, lets talk about all the fun lace that will be...PURPLE!! and before you say it, YES you should wear gloves when you dye, but gloves are for wimps who plan ahead.

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A skirt for Belvidere

Robin uses Truly Victorian pattern 208 to make an underskirt for her Belvidere Dress. Including, what do you do when your fabric is too narrow? and pictures of the mostly finished product.

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Which skirt pattern should Robin use?

help her pick her pattern

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A dress for Belvidere

Robin starts here dress for Belvidere.

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CYPHAN Outfit — sewing the skirts part three

Never underestimate the importance of the right underwear, here Kass will show you!

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CYPHAN Outfit — sewing the bodice

Done!

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CYPHAN Outfit — sewing the skirts part two

Kass makes a fabulous ORANGE overskirt!

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CYPHAN Outfit — sewing the skirts intermezzo

Kass shows off her awesome fabric.

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CYPHAN Outfit — sewing the skirts part one

Kass' skirt continues, it looks like a skirt now!

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CYPHAN Outfit — the designing

So what do you do when your Sari print isn't the same all the way around? Kass has to figure it out!

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CYPHAN Outift — the cutting

*cue ominous music* Kass cuts her Sari!

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CYPHAN Outift — the beginning

Kass plans her new Steampink outfit for the Browncoat ball at CYPHAN in June.

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CYPHAN Outift — Steampink!

What's Steampink? Why it's an aesthetic after Kass' own heart!

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