My first attempt at making a Steampunk corset turned out as nicely as I could’ve expected since I used only materials I had on hand.
The fabric was from an old bolt of leftover lining from my purse making days. I have grommets that came with an old sewing kit I found at an estate sale. The ribbon and lace were left over from who-knows-what-craft. It was pretty old. I thought it needed a little stability but didn’t have any boning material on hand so I cut up some old mini blinds that were in the garage. I patterned it using an old vest that fit well.
Cardboard and Cogs
The next part of the look was created after I saw this tutorial. I used cardboard from a Coca Cola cardboard box. I had feathers on hand ( who doesn’t?) and trimmed it with an old button. Not too bad. I cut a hole in the base to slide the headband in and Voila! I had a mini top hat.