Coming up in June, our local Steampunk group is hosting the first Reno Tweed Ride, wherein a lot of nutters dress up in, well, tweed, and ride bicycles through Downtown Reno.
Yes, I’m bubbling with joy over this, but of course I need some more tweed in my closet! I have an outfit that could work already, either as a whole or in parts:
…but I’d like to make something new, or at least some new pieces to mix-and-match. Here is some inspiration:
I dearly want to make up the Wearing History “Smooth Sailing” trousers in tweed, just to have for my normal wardrobe (and because I can’t get this image out of my head:)
|From Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
I have the pattern and will be off to our local Mill End Fabric (AKA Tweed Palace, and also sometimes Lace Mecca) to find the perfect yardage for the project. Then I suppose I’ll pair it with a vest, a shirt, a tie (a bowtie?), and some sort of killer hat.
Of course, my bicycle is a seafoam green beach cruiser. I will in no way match it, or attempt to match it. We shall be glorious together in our clashing hues.
So that’s next on my ever-growing list!