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December 19, 2019

I should be doing all kinds of other things right now. Instead, I’ll show you costume I’m working on.
I didn’t have time to get it done for halloween but did get enough done to wear it to a Renaissance Faire on their “you can wear any weird costume you want” day. 

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My sweetly fierce oldest daughter dressed like a warrior ogre, drove in and met us there and it was a wonderful day!

lyric kinard seamstress costume steampunk

I started off with a funky corset I already owned. I got it from the fabulous Damsel In This Dress. It came with bright yellow straps that I wasn’t in love with so I hadn’t worn it yet. Then… it finally occurred to me that hey, I’m a textile artist that uses paint, I can fix that!

lyric kinard seamstress costume steampunk

So I fixed it. A brush, some bronze-ish paint – and there you go. All better now.

Next up was a hi-lo split skirt made of a print of fabulous vintage tape measures.

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I drafted an uneven circle on a really, really wide roll of freezer paper I’ve been slowly using up for about 20 years, cut out a bunch of wedges and tried not to swear at my serger. I love that machine when it works and tear out my hair for the 45 minutes it takes to thread it every time something messes up. Let’s just say it’s not a high quality machine.

lyric kinard seamstress costume steampunk

I dug through my bins and found an olive green satiny fabric for a lining. I didn’t want the skirt riding up or the wrong side of the fabric showing.

lyric kinard seamstress costume steampunk

Tomorrow I’ll put up photos of the process for the accessories.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Patti Maxwell
    January 5, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Oh my goodness! When I saw the pictures of you guys on Instagram I did not look closely enough at your skirt. I love the vintage tape measure fabric! Nicely done!

  • Reply
    Brenda Cupryna
    December 19, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    you look fantastic Lyric – love how you changed it about to get the look you wanted

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