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Cheryl Trent
Cheryl Trent
Cheryl Trent

Cheryl Trent

I am a Steamstress and have been sewing professionally for nearly 10 years. I have a degree in History of Clothing which feeds my love of historical clothing. C

How a chatelaine was worn by the lady of the household. This was something of a "status" item at the time. The word "chatelaine," itself, meaning "Lady of the Castle."

1880 with cute little cape

And then there's THIS. Not really victorian, not really good for a pirate ship, and yet... YES....

Charles James 1953 His clover skirts are amazing.

Black & White Steampunk boots with spats - Dragonfly Designs by Alisa

wooden button with old text

1997-98 - Esther Canadas in Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Couture photographed by Christophe Cufos for Vogue France, septembre 1997)

Make pretty buttons...I read the instructions and they are just made with shrink paper. I've never worked with this but it doesn't seem like it would be thick enough for a button?

Knotted Fabric Buttons and Beads

crochet-covered snaps, tutorial, alabama chanin

button covered globe - Old Globes Upcycled

Amazing! Love the whole outfit, though I'm kind of thinking that the flower takes away from the details.

1880s fashion plate, beautiful striped dress from the 2nd bustle period. Also lovely as steampunk inspiration.