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Allegra Hawksmoor
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  • Wrexham, North Wales
  • United Kingdom
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Bespoke & Upcycled Steampunk Clothing by Haunted Summer

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Hello! I'm Allegra.

I am the woman behind upcycled and bespoke steampunk clothing business Haunted Summer (which you can read about below), and I am also an editor for SteamPunk Magazine.

At the moment, I am working to developing 'dreampunk': What steampunk would look like a century earlier, in the hands of the Romantic poets.

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Hello, and welcome to Haunted Summer!


Like it says up there, I'm Allegra and I make steampunk clothing. Some of what I make is bespoke--drawing on historical patterns and designs and combining them with modern fabrics, sewing and embroidery methods. The other half of what I make is upcycled, which is to say that it's found in charity shops and in other places where it is likely to have been discarded. I take these things home, and give them a new lease of life with embroidery, adding lace and other trims, and otherwise re-sculpting them. 


A lot of my work is focused on this idea of dreampunk, so you will find a lot of my pieces focus on very early industrial technology like the hot air balloons of Pilâtre de Rozier and the Montgolfier brothers, and the steam engines developed by Richard Trevithick. 


I love creating custom work and pieces to order, and am happy to replicate any of my designs on different types, colours and sizes of clothing, or even on accessories. Just drop me a line through here, or through my shop on Etsy if you would like to discuss something specific with me!

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Captain Denvo Pryde left a comment for Allegra Hawksmoor
"Happy Birthday, may day be as steampowered as an airship."
Jul 10, 2011
Jolly Roger left a comment for Allegra Hawksmoor
"A very merry birthday to you ma'am;)"
Jul 10, 2011
Lady Sara Wenn and Allegra Hawksmoor are now friends
Jun 13, 2011
Allegra Hawksmoor commented on Allegra Hawksmoor's photo

Victorian/Regency Cotton Chemise

"Thank you!   I'm really glad you like it!   Thanks for stopping by to say 'Hello', too :)"
Jun 13, 2011

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At 9:28am on July 10, 2016, Captain said…
At 5:00pm on July 10, 2011, Captain Denvo Pryde said…
Happy Birthday, may day be as steampowered as an airship.
At 10:22am on July 10, 2011, Jolly Roger said…
A very merry birthday to you ma'am;)
At 8:12am on June 13, 2011, Madame Catrianna said…
Hi Allegra!  Love your photos!

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