Who am I?
In the steampunk world, I am Lucretia Strange, the Baroness Strange. I run the Promethean Society, and do a variety of presentations at steampunk conventions.

In the real world, I am Cassie Beyer and a historian with a blog, History, Interrupted, devoted to history, steampunk, costuming, popular culture and other eclectic interests.

You can best reach me through the Promethean Society or through Cassie@AlterEgoDesign.netAlterEgo is my freelance web design endeavor focused on small businesses, individuals and organizations.

Ugly Earring

Matching Boneless Corset and Bolero

Five hours of work resulted in one of my favorite projects to date.  This corset and bolero were created from a single jacket which was cut in half.

There were two goals here.  First was to have a proper bolero/shrug.  Up until this point, all I had was the shrug made from a shirt.

The second was to get away from boned corsets.  I love them, but they can get uncomfortable.  However, I need something to cover where my blouses and skirts come together.  The answer was this non-boned corset.

A full description of how the items were created can be found on my blog, History, Interrupted, in an article entitled Improvising Steampunk Fashion; or, the Murder of a Perfectly Good Jacket.