Since I'm also big into steampunk, I decided I'd draw inspiration from one of my favorite Transformers Cybertron characters: Vector Prime.
I've since decided to go with a more feminine version... so will be going for a skirt and blouse combo... but will still be steampunking it up... ;D I'll still leave my original idea up, as a comparison to the new idea, as well as the original project details. New project list will be linked here
-Burgundy and gold Sari fabric: 1.5 yards $15 (I think.)
-Gold lining material: 1.5 yards $5 (I think)
-Burgundy lining material: 5 yards $10 (... Again, I'm guessing here)
-White suiting material: 5 yards $30 (I should prolly try and find the receipt....
-Clockface buttons: $1.99 for 6 (only used 4)
-Brown pants: $2.99 at a thrift store
-cream button-down shirt: $.99 at Goodwill
-Vest pattern (Free on BurdaStyle)What all will be going into this project:
-White sports coat or tailcoat (custom made) (in progress, in fact)
-Burgundy and gold vest (custom made) (finished this)
-Pink Fez (again, custom made) (in progress-ish)
]-Brown pants (Thrift store)
-brown and teal cape (custom made)
-brown boots (already have those)
-cream button-down shirt (thrift store)
-gold bow-tie (custom-made) (in progress)
-gold pocket watch (gifted by a very generous gentleman)
-Swords (still in the planning stages)
-possibly some spats of some sort (will make if I do decide to use them in the outfit)Progress Pictures:
Close-up of the outer fabric, near the bottom edge....
Close-up of the buttons and the buttonholes (which were a pain in the butt to do by hand.... but right now, my sewing machine is in dire need of servicing, so not much I can do about it)
The vest, completed
Final test-fit, found that I didn't need to add the adjustment straps to the back....
With the undershirt, pants, and boots....
Another shot of what's done so far
Shot of the back of the vest
More pictures to come when I get more done on this outfit.