Turning a Jacket into a Bolero and Corset-Belt - This is a really cool example of how easy it can be to take an existing clothing item and make it into a unique steampunk outfit.
Turning a Man's Shirt into a Stylish Steampunk Blouse - Here's another mod that makes you say "Wow, can it really be that simple?" I love the finished product and TOTALLY need a blouse that style, so I need to remember this.
Convert an Ordinary Suit Coat into a Tail Coat - It's pretty amazing what you can do by just cutting and hemming things, isn't it?
Here's another take on a modern jacket into a bolero. Plus the post has the rest of the outfit and how it was made on the cheap as well.
Modern Button Down into Lace Steampunk Shirt - A few scraps of material totally transform the look of this shirt.
I hope you find all of that as inspirational as I do. One of these months I really intend to do some transformative thrifted crafts of my own, but I have to find a break in my Making From Scratch schedule. :)