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Ironfest: Steampunk Dressing Day Two!!

May 1, 2019

When Only A Suit Will Do …

There are a lot of pictures in this post, all without any filters at all, but I think they’re worth a look!!

In case you missed my post earlier this week, I will update you on the wonderful weekend we just had celebrating the heritage of the little coal mining town of Lithgow, west of Sydney in The Blue Mountains.

Lithgow has the Ironfest each year, following ANZAC Day, where it celebrates all things associated with the heyday of iron, mechanics and military.

For my costume on Day Two, I opted for a black velvet skirt and jacket suit…

Elementary, My Dear!!

I retained the elements of steampunk dress, wearing solid boots, the pleather waistcoat, my bejewelled necklace, lace fingerless gloves, umbrella, little purse, goggles, and of course the obligatory hat – although I changed the decoration of it, making it a tad simpler…

Like the long velvet dress I wore yesterday, I already had this long fishtail skirt and frilled-edge jacket in my wardrobe, so it was great to be able to put them to good use!!

The Steampunk era embraces the excitement of the time of great scientific and engineering developments with nineteenth century fashion, making the whole look so much fun!!

Undercover Details!

Of course, I have to show you how I built this costume from the inside out so you can see where I get my confidence in presentation.

I went for a completely different look from Day 1 and opted for a bodysuit in black and skin tone, ripped tights, a single, fine long tulle petticoat and corset…

Bringing It Together …

I loved to see the way the costume came together throughout each stage, once again I pulled up the side of the skirt with large pins …

What A Difference A Year Makes!!

It’s hard to believe that this time last year I was facing the first of three operations for my breast cancer.

I’m glad I made it through that time and choose to enjoy and celebrate the joys of life’s experiences as often as possible and this weekend was one such joy!!

These are pictures from the Ironfest:

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and I’d love to hear from you in the comments or leave a like or follow…

Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

  • tom
    May 2, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Happy for your 1 Year. Nice Umbrella

    • donnadoesdresses
      May 2, 2019 at 2:44 am

      Thank you – it’s all in the details isn’t it, Tom? Thank you for your lovely comment! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

  • tinakmeyer
    May 2, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    You guys look great. Looks like a whole lot of fun. Good on you!

    • donnadoesdresses
      May 2, 2019 at 9:23 pm

      Aww thank you so much!! It was a lot of fun and we will be attending other such events later this year!! It’s really something different! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

      • tinakmeyer
        May 2, 2019 at 9:25 pm

        You look fantastic – it’s wonderful fashion.

        • donnadoesdresses
          May 2, 2019 at 9:26 pm

          Thank you so much, dear Tina!! I feel so comfortable in it I wish I could wear it all the time!! Lol! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

          • tinakmeyer
            May 2, 2019 at 9:26 pm

            Hehehe I’m hearing you – how much fun

  • olsen
    May 5, 2019 at 3:34 am

    really fantastic ooovv

    • donnadoesdresses
      May 5, 2019 at 3:36 am

      Thank you – it was a fun event and I look forward to attending more!! Thank you for your comment!! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

  • Tamara Nika
    May 6, 2019 at 4:39 am

    I actually think Steampunk is daringly cute, and you look fabulous in it, as you do everything! And, the matching parasol is exquisite. Love it all. ❤️❤️❤️ xxx

    • donnadoesdresses
      May 6, 2019 at 4:44 am

      Thank you, dear Nika!! The weekend was so fun!! I purchased the brolly at the Ironfest and the lace gloves and goggles too … Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

      • Tamara Nika
        May 6, 2019 at 4:45 am

        👗 🎩 👠 👜 ☂️Dashing!

        • donnadoesdresses
          May 6, 2019 at 4:50 am

          Yes – an excellent word for it!! Thank you for your kind comments!! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

  • Tamara Nika
    May 6, 2019 at 4:40 am

    I would like to model something in Steampunk!

    • donnadoesdresses
      May 6, 2019 at 4:46 am

      Try it!! Steampunk is huge in the USA – they probably have lots of festivals around the place!! I loved the aesthetic!! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

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