I'm fairly new to steampunk although I'm rather good at sewing. I was at Jo-Anne's today and found the pattern 2172 from Simplicity and thought, wow. That'd make a really good steampunk outfit. So I'm going to try it out after I pick the fabrics to make it with. My only problem is, I'm not sure what color to make it.
I don't want to follow the colors on the front of the package, but I'm finding it a little hard to imagine it in any other colors. The only colors I've been able to come up with are gold and purple, but I think that's rather regal and not steampunk. Are those acceptable colors together?
Some suggestions, please!