The Art of Darkness

Lady Artisan’s Apron

April 9th, 2009 by Cobwebs

Steampunk PatchI wandered over to Trystan’s Gothic Martha Stewart site for the first time in quite a while, and discovered that she’s split off a new area called Trystan’s Closet. She has loads of lovely costumes to explore, but I was particularly taken by the simplicity and cleverness of her steampunk apron.

She doesn’t give any details about actual construction, but there’s certainly enough information to inspire something similar. I especially love the “band patches” she came up with to decorate the apron, all taken from Victorian novels. I’m going to need to make up some of those to stitch on a steampunky jacket.

This would be fun to wear as a hall costume at a convention, but it’s also functional as a real apron. Wear it in the kitchen or garage and add all kinds of style to an otherwise-mundane piece of clothing.

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