Lady Farnsworth’s acrylic blend button up cardigan barely left room for her petticoats.
What it lacks in Steampunk, it more than makes up for in Ugly.
Hideously ugly, maybe…but definitely not Steampunk.
I wonder if I can take torn sweaters, sew them together in the ugliest way possible and sell them as Steampunk. hmmmmm
That cardigan looks like it’s busting forth some sort of weird growths. It needs a seam ripper to liberate it from it’s parasitic twin!
Tinkerjenn,try old oily shop wrags.
I long for the gritty and industrious Victorian days of 1988.
Steaming-pile-of-poo more like.
i knew i recognized this!
1981 was the height of steampunk, apparently.
Mom Jeans and an ugly granny sweater= Steampunk soccer mom!
I totally saw that at Walmart yesterday.
“asymmetric hems” = upcycled “I sewed it crooked”
I think Cindy Lou Who got access to the sewing machine again…
“Not steampunk”? It’s not even “reconstructed.” It’s “I-tore-it-up-and-rammed-it-through-the-serger.”
…which isn’t even a “sewing machine,” when you get right down to it. Sideways.
She already lost me at “acrylic.” The rest is just icing on the fuglycake.
You can see where the mannequin tried to cut it’s own wrist. That should tell you something.
not only does she have a sewing machine she has a serger. see what horrors you can do with a serger here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63134268/reconstructed-black-sweater-with-silk
That poor sweater, it never had a chance.
I find it hilarious how many people take close-up pics of their crappy work in case we needed to see how horrible it was with more detail.
The only way in which this could possibly be a steampunk accessory is if two acrylic cardigans were mauled and fused together in a collision between a dirigible and a steam locomotive. That could maybe also explain how this fashion disaster came about.
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In what is this steampunk, exactly? SteamFAIL, perhaps, but not steamPUNK…
This is Steampunk, the lesser known Annette Funicello movement.
This reminds me of a Jello salad my grandma used to make for her bridge club.
Perhaps these two should get together.
Nothing like a Hidious frumpy top and a pair of mom jeans with DIY bell bottoms.
Grandma might have been steampunk, but I’m pretty sure her curtains (or, rather, her “uphostery”)weren’t.
For sale at Anthropologie, right?
In about 10,000 years when this sweater finally begins to decompose it may be worth $68 (not adjusted for inflation).
maybe it’s another typo
Say what you will, it is constructed excellently for flouncing.
If your clothes stick together in the dryer, you’re not supposed to sew them together that way!
i dunno, i can see a clown in some 1890′s carnival sporting this
I say my good man if you’d put your clockwork goggles on you’d see the microscopic cogs and gears in the fabric I’m certain I see a steam engine in the dots running those gears they reweave the fabric if you tear it.
Does uh, the term “weavejunk” exist yet?
See, what we have here is merely a failure to communicate. Y’all are using the modern, slangy definition of steampunk. She is sticking with the classic Victorian meaning of the word: created by the ragpickers (aka “punks”) of the sweatshop-steamy parish poorhouses.
I want to see it in a room. Then I want to see someone flounce out of the room while wearing it.
And Nico, I think you’ve hit on something with ‘weavejunk.’ I vote it henceforth be used to describe fugly upcycled supposedly Steampunk sweaters.
Acrylic; Cheeto orange and calamine lotion peach; machine-made tank top lace; zip fly stonewash jeans. Yup, very 1889.
Thank god it’s ooak
Ewww ick. $68?! Really? My gosh, if that is $68 then I should really raise my prices! lol
looks like Miss Havisham’s wedding dress, after the moths have eaten it and the rats and Miss H herself have peed and defecated on it for thirty years.
So I agree with #33 Wednesday that there is a Victorian authenticity of sorts here
It is to Steampunk. Its how the Victorians would dress in the future. Just add goggles…wah la.
I have it on good authority that that particular shade of orange did not exist until the 1970′s – after the 3 Mile Island radiation leak, to be exact.
Help me with the color scheme “orange with peach circles.” I obviously need to adjust my monitor. I always thought peach was lighter than orange. Of course the hunter orange lace IS a nice touch. “Don’t shoot!”
thinking of things that are not are not Steampunk, how about Sarah Palin.
Putting the term “steampunk” as a tag reeks of gimmick. The seller is desperate to draw people to their page by any means necessary. I’m surprised the other tags weren’t: “twilight” “justin bieber” “this will look great on you” ” free puppy with purchase”
#42, you owe me my sanity and a cup full of brain cells that I lost following that link.
This is like when J Lo wore the dress with the giant slit down the front to the Oscars to draw the eye away from her big butt, except its more of a conceal/confuse strategy to have polka dots on top and wacky ruffles and lace sticking out over your hips and buttocks.
Huh. Turns out my elementary school substitute teacher, Mrs. Gianello, was uber-steampunk. This sweater would have been paired with a giant plastic elephant necklace and maybe a red paisley scarf. (Yes, both.)
If it weren’t heinous enough from the front be sure to check out the back. I’ve always wanted an orange sweater complete with a yellow butt flap…
why does this even have to exist MY EYES IT BURNS!!!
#34 @Badger – I like the idea of seeing the sweater leave a room, too. Good thinking. Who doesn’t love a good flounce?
the Orange Prison Jumpsuit meme has been covered here before. Who says it isn’t PRISON Steampunk? Maybe something turn-of-the century inmates might have cut up their prison duds to make, while sekritly assembling their time-machines in the prison repair shop.
I didn’t know Mrs. Roeper from Three’s a Company had a fashion line.
Great. Now David Caruso can finally go to a costume party dressed as “Kathy”.
I really hope that that’s OOAK, because I’d hate to think there are more like it out there.
This is steam punk, after all there will still be people with bad fashion sense in a dystopian future fueled by coal. Just because society collapses does not mean everyone gains a keen Gothic fashion sense.
I get the feeling an awful lot of their seams are “asymmetric”.
Because people who are looking for steampunk and stumble across this disaster will suddenly have the urge to dress up like a giant creamsicle? Yeah, that’s a good marketing strategy.
“Lettuce Edges” on all of your work = “I can’t hem knit fabrics so the hems lie flat so I’m doing this and hoping you think it’s decorative.”
They have THIRTEEN of them hideous things tagged as ‘steampunk’.
Not even remotely close.
Since it was “upcycled”, does this mean it is upscale?
Wow, this sweater meets the style with perfection. Not so sure I am ready for it.
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