If you have ever seen a Steampunk costume and wished that you could add something like it to your own wardrobe, then the book Steampunk Your Wardrobe: Easy Projects to Add Victorian Flair to Everyday Fashions (Design Originals) is for you. Written by Calista Taylor, this book offers great do-it-yourself ideas for turning pieces from your existing wardrobe into Steampunk fashion. These easy projects will allow you to add a Victorian flair to everyday articles of clothing.
Even if you are a beginner, this book will give step by step instructions about how to make alterations to pieces of clothing you currently own to give it an authentic Steampunk look. There are also several projects that involve embellishing items already found around the house to repurpose them and change them into something from the Steampunk fashion culture. In addition to clothing, there are also projects that focus on making jewelry pieces and accessories.
This book is a great way to get ideas and inspiration for your own Steampunk projects. You can also save money while creating new additions to your wardrobe, as this book encourages digging out old clothing to use for the projects, or even using thrift store finds. Some of the projects include a shoulder wrap, a necklace, mini top hat, methods to use for ruching up long skirts for a Victorian flare, a ruffled choker, and waist cincher.
Steampunk Your Wardrobe: Easy Projects to Add Victorian Flair to Everyday Fashions (Design Originals) is a great book choice for the beginner who is new to Steampunk fashion and who doesn’t possess many sewing skills, as some projects simply require gluing or taping and no sewing. Many of the projects can be completed in a short amount of time and will get you started on your way to having your own Steampunk wardrobe and fashion accessories.
If you like crafting and are interested in creating period style pieces from the Victorian era, then this Steampunk book has what you are looking for.