For SalonCon 2008 (a convention for neo-Victorians that has since more or less morphed into the Steampunk World's Fair), I decided to make a sporting outfit for a bird watcher/naturalist character. Using the Laughing Moon sporting costume, I made the bloomers (view B) out of the same pinstriped fabric as the 1890s suit so that I could use the same jacket for both. I made a new vest panel out of black velvet and brass mesh.
I also made wool felt gaiters (knee length spats) with hand sewn soutache
The final touch was a brass mesh top hat lined in black velvet and trimmed with brass wire and faux leather hat band from a pattern by Denise Nadine Designs.