|The Admiral stands on a cliff, having left the busy ship for a while to ponder her strategies in silence and enjoy the sea.|
|Steampunk Admiral - front detail|
|Steampunk Admiral - back view|
|Steampunk Admiral - braided lapel and button|
|Steampunk Admiral - braided lapel and cuff|
|Steampunk Admiral - decoration on the bicorne hat|
And as always, thank you Olof for the great photography!
The facts:What the item is: A steampunk Admirals outfit, consisting of coat and hat (new), blouse and jabot (made for previous costumes), and modern leggings and vest.
Fabric: Black wool for hat and coat. Cotton for blouse and jabot. Scraps of silk for the cockade on the hat.
Pattern: Coat is a remade version of this 16th century English Tudor overdress, which is from the book The Tudor Tailor, but I have obviously modified it quite a lot, with collar, lapels and cuffs of my own construction. Blouse is the one I drafted and made for the Edwardian vampire.
Year: steampunk, inspired mostly by 18th century and 19th century uniforms.
Notions: old buttons from some type of civilian uniform, 4 m of vintage gold band and around 40 m of gold soutache braiding, a few very small clock gears for decoration on the hat.
First worn: for photo shot at Femöre outside Oxelösund.
Cost: 500 kr, for the gold band and soutache braiding (not all of it used), as the rest was remakes, from stash, or from the wardrobe.
|It was quite windy...|