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My 1860s inspired Steampunk Ballgown is finished. Grey pinstripe cotton, light brown silk, dark brown trim and grey satin ribbon lacing in the back. The bodice is reinforced with coutil and steel boning and it is lined with ivory cotton.
I also made a matching hair decoration with a pearl cabochon, brass chains and a large vintage ostrich plume. 

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Probably the most awesome hat I have ever made. :) 

Commissioned by my friend Arathin to match her new Viola Lahger corset. 

Three different shades of ocean-colored dupioni silks, glittery seashells, gold rivets, chain and netting, pearls of different shapes and sizes, and a little gold octopus.

Just the perfect hat for your average aristocratic mermaid. ;)