A few examples of women's vests I have made in the past. I havent made many but I think its time to start cranking up the sewing machine.
Im excited to announce that Katherine Gleason's book Anatomy Of Steampunk is available for sale on Amazon
She graciously included my work in her collection of treasures featured in this fantastic book.
From her bio.
A longtime admirer of steampunk style, Katherine Gleason is the author of more than thirty books for adults and young people, including Alexander McQueen: Evolution (Race Point Publishing, 2012). Her short stories have appeared in Alimentum: The Literature of Food, Cream City Review, Mississippi Review Online, River Styx, and Southeast Review. She has also written articles for a number of periodicals, including the Boston Globe, Connoisseur, and Women’s Feature Service.
Tadd Gadduan decked out in a Kristi Smart sleeveless coat on So You Think You Can Dance. His partner is Jordan Casanova and the choreographer is Spencer Liff.
Thanks to Soyon An, my coat made a guest appearance.
Kenrick Ice McDonald world renown Magician purchased my coat in the eighties. I still remember getting a phone call from Dynamite Boutique asking if I could make a coat in purple with some very specific measurements. It was my first taste in the hard core specifics that a magician demands in their garments. I had not met Ice McDonald but I remember seeing his picture on the wall of the clothing store shortly after I delivered his coat to the store. Years and years later I stumbled upon a the cover of The Linking Ring, M.U.M. and Preview. All of which featured the imposing Ice McDonald decked out in purple denim.
I sent him an email and was fortunate to be invited to attend his show at the Magic Castle. It was such a treat. If you ever get the chance to see him go.
The faux vest has the slightest of glimmer that goes perfectly with the glittering silver safety pins in this punk rock inspired tail coat. The many zippers in the back make this a versatile garment that can have several looks to it. There are hidden zippered pockets in the sleeve as well as in your face zippered pockets adhered to the sides of the coat by a slathering of safety pins.