I finally made the skirts for the steampunk costume! It's the first time I've worked on it since December and I'm happy to be finally getting somewhere again. It was a big step to finally decide on the underskirt fabric and trim, but I'm happy to have done it. The original fabrics I chose still feel a little dark (especially with the brown lace) but I think there's still a lot I can do to make it a bit less frumpy. I took these pictures before I actually finished the underskirt, but it's close enough.
Front, and Back (Bustled)
On another note, here's that bag I made when I was stuck sick at home last week:
Slouchy bag- with a cat to make it more interesting?
I had a lot of that rooster fabric left over from the pot holders, and some nice mid-weight purple fabric from my mom so I decided to make a cover for my sewing machine. After I cut out the pieces I realized I didn't have quite enough of the purple fabric left to line it, so I made it smaller, switched a few things around and made a grocery-style bag instead. I made sure it fits perfectly in my bike's milk crate since summer is coming up, and summer brings farmers' markets. We tend to bike on the weekends, so it will be a nice addition to my milk-crate/bungee-cord setup.
Bonus: Made it without a pattern. The shapes are super simple, but I'm getting better at this!