I may not have had the chance to wear these pieces yet, but I would still like to share some working pictures of them. A little regency collection!
I learned a lot from this project: everything apart from the spencer was hand sewn, no machine involved! My stitches have become very neat, I made a lot of bias tape, did a lot of pleating and learned to flat fell seams. I improvised the pattern of the spencer, and used up a lot of stash fabrics. I still might want to make a spencer (or maybe pelisse) by hand, though…
I made a couple of 18th century inspired working class outfits for La Dutchessa and I to wear to Shari van der Waals-Atalla’s Salon de la Societe Raffinee. We were the ribbon girls, weren’t we adorable?
What do you get when you combine 6 awesome photographers, 14 selected models and one beautiful location for a Steampunk/Dieselpunk shoot? An epic day with epic pictures, that’s for sure. T(h)ank you, Cpt Constance Bashford, for organising this day!
My outfit was inspired by Tank Girl, with my own steampunk twist to it. Did I mention it was super difficult to model with glasses when you’re not used to it?
Here’s an early selection, I will add more pictures when I receive them.
From a very productive shoot with Laura from Laura Sheridan’s Art, a couple of the more toned down portraits: ‘The Wise’ and ‘The Dreamer’.
In the first two pictures I am wearing some pretty jewelry from Godesign Steampunk & Vintage Jewelry. You might recognise the deer from the last three pictures, it is from Ikea! Dress and harness from Laura’s prop/outfit collection, hair and makeup by me.