Party Prop: Start with a hula-hoop and several rolls of crepe paper. After attaching one end of each crepe paper roll to the hula-hoop, raise the hula-hoop into place. Twirl crepe paper and attach ends to walls.
This particular piece shows How to take your skirt and pin/gather it into a steampunk skirt, but the site behind this image has alot of costuming advice for Steampunk outfits ! Craft Ideas - Sewing - Repurposed,Sewing Id