I found a bit of time too...
A friend of mine brought me these and she just knew I could wear them and that I would love them. Well- as they were I couldn't wear them- couldn't even get them over my hips. I am so thankful she thinks of me as being so skinny- I once was... a long time ago.
I was taught to never look a gift horse in the mouth, sooo I turned them into this...
Pardon the mess under the bench-- it is the donate pile- as soon as I can find a few takers it is outta here!
You can even tell which part of the first photo went where.
I am not certain that it is finished. I think I want to add some beading detail to the top of the godgets to make it look kinda like corset laces. This last picture really robs the fabric of that awesome turquoise.
I created this beaded steampunk (aka "beadpunk") pendant to go with it and the other ensemble that uses the same striped fabric that is in this one. I love it! I had a really hard time not making any more "gears". The are very addictive and quick to work up- none of them are the same and there are six of them!