One of the fabrics I’ve been looking for has been a brown and black stripe, not unlike some of the striped fabrics that Steampunk Couture uses off and on. It has eluded me for a long time, but I finally found something! It isn’t as wide of a stripe, but I think it will be good; a nice way of having both blacks and browns in one outfit – I usually wouldn’t use both in one.
The fabric I found is a wide brown stripe with a narrow black stripe (I was looking for something even, but I don’t mind this at all) but on either side of the black stripe is a single thread of black metallic. The fabric is very light weight (about the weight of cotton broadcloth), so it certainly won’t work for pants – but I’m thinking that it would work nicely for a pair of bloomers not unlike the white ones on the left in the picture below, or the top of the skirt on the right. (From a previous post.)
Here’s a photo of the fabric itself – it’s not a great photo I’m afraid.
While I was up in Edmonton not too long ago I also picked up a few other striped fabrics with the intentions of doing something neo-Victorian/Steampunk with them.
At Marshall’s I picked up a pink and black striped taffeta that was super-cheap (one of the few really good deals that I got there). I think I picked up something like 9 meters of it, so I can pretty much do whatever I choose… At a quilting shop I picked up the bottom fabric – a brown, tan, cream, and blue stripe in cotton. I didn’t get as much of this because it was a lot more money.
The house renos are still going on, which is frustrating, because it means even when I do have time to get creative (which is rare) I don’t have the room to do it in, or the access to all of my supplies. I still don’t even have laundry (almost a week without it!). I know I should just go with the flow, but I’m getting frustrated.