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All Blog Posts Tagged 'hat' (13)

frankenhat ready for staining

Added by Doctor Disagreeable on April 26, 2012 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

another hat

So here's attempt #1 at a top-hat it looks better then in the picture I promise. How ever the leather I used was very thin so it doesn't have a lot of body to it. It has a kind of crooked disreputable look to it. Every attempt is a learning experience.…


Added by Doctor Disagreeable on April 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

masks and hats

My mask it pretty much done, I just have to fit the straps and probably pad the nose piece. I make at two more straps for show.

I've taken the day off to work on hats. I think i've got it figured out pretty good. I made a practice one out of muslin.

  Now I'm ripping apart an old coat to see if i can make a leather…


Added by Doctor Disagreeable on April 9, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Plague mask and hats

Finished my mask pattern and got it transfered to the leather and the leather cut out. Then i found the leather die I've had in storage for 25 years is all dried up. I'll have to wait till i can get to the leather store tomorrow.

While I'm waiting I've started on the pattern for my hat. I think I'm going to start with this one...



Added by Doctor Disagreeable on March 19, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

leather hat tutorial

I so have to try this

Added by Doctor Disagreeable on February 17, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Current Work

Have just finished a walking skirt (Folkwear 209) in brown; am trying to decide whether to add decorative embroidery somewhere along the hem or not.


Next piece is a corset, in brown.  It will be based on Simplicity 2890, though I am going to modify it so that it has a lining. 


After that, I need to figure out a shirt - maybe I should attempt making one? - and locate a good hat.  Something like a low top hat (riding hat?) with a veil could be fun.  Or a…


Added by Dr. Lavinia Dayton on April 26, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

More News on the Garment Frontier!

*(From over the hill comes the beating clank and hiss of Rev.Hammers Immense Steam Driven Portable Cathedral and Patent Medicine Side Show. The air brakes apply with a grunt and it shudders to a stop. From somewhere in the back of the machine a pipe organ suddenly blares to life as the 2 story tall oak front doors creak open. A heavy velvet curtain is revealed. There comes a burst of acrid smoke…


Added by Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite on April 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

What are we becoming?

Greetings to all of my dear friends and soon friends to be!

Something has come to my notice and I find it worth mentioning.

Steampunk is not what it used to be. Now I know this statement may land in some of your laps as being as obvious as a warthog.

And, true, it is quite obvious. However, it seems that there…

Added by Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite on April 13, 2011 at 4:47am — 2 Comments

Hard at work

I've been hard at work, as has Deniper on creating marvelous pieces of gear. I hope that if you are so include, you might take a gander at our most recent creations....

Added by Moregan Kira on September 6, 2010 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

New projects and what to do with my broken glasses.

my glasses are currently slightly glued together but got me thinking. When I get my new pair that I can make steampunk glasses or maybe shape the lenses to make a pair of actual goggles that can be worn.

Though I have no idea how to go about so I guess I need to study a little bit before going ahead.

I have found a beautiful fabric for a vest. I was suppose to buy friday but my glasses broke so now I have to wait till they are repaired and I have money again. but I already… Continue

Added by Dr. Ether A Go-go on December 18, 2009 at 9:01am — 5 Comments

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