Victorian Catwoman

I’ve had it in my head for awhile to make a victorian version of a catwoman costume. I’m a big fan of the current outfit she wears in the comics. Well, after literally years of thinking about this, I finally decided to give it a go. Sewing with stretch pleather proved to be an adventure, but not nearly as bad as I had feared. I used the same natural form Truly Victorian patterns that I used before for my red silk ensemble, and the whole thing less accessories went together in just a couple days of sewing.

Inspiration image by Darwyn Cooke
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Here is the current result. I’m still working on accessories.
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Mike has pointed out that I’ve managed to make a victorian faux leather jacket.
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I flat-lined the pleather to cotton twill in the bodice.
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Right now I’m working on the cowl hat. This was my mockup.
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And here is the current state of affairs. Only half a hat right now.
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