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Steampunk Stitching Association


Steampunk Stitching Association

A united association for seamstresses, tailors and crafters of the steampunk variety from all across the globe and sky. Come in, sharpen your scissors, thread your needle and enjoy conversation with fellow creative types!

Location: The Aether
Members: 640
Latest Activity: on Monday

1. Be Excellent to each other!
2. Advice, suggestions and Instructions may be freely dispensed here, providing that your words and your work is your own. Otherwise, credit the creator.
3. Feel free to promote business and trade! If you'd like to share your wares, or solicit a commission either is fine.
4. Please don't slander anyone else's work, mock, "spork" or otherwise condemn another person's creation. Criticism should be constructive and you never know who's going to look at something you say on the internet so it's not very nice to giggle and point at strangers.

Nothing everyone didn't know already, I'm sure!

Discussion Forum

What's in YOUR project basket?

Started by Sair Blades. Last reply by Lady Bournemouth on Monday. 571 Replies

/end cheesy moodWhat all has everyone been working on lately? Any cool projects in mind? Any freshly completed?I'm working on my first corset commission... now I'm an Amateur with a capital A for my…Continue

Non-Victorian styles and daily steam outfits

Started by Professor Argon Bats. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Jun 28. 15 Replies

It occurred to me that all the projects I have shared with you have been Victorian or Edwardian based outfits, although I do sew some more modern items as well. I don't wear big Victorian gowns at…Continue

steampunk kids outfits

Started by Jonathan Harker. Last reply by Capt. Logan "Direwolf" Stewart Dec 5, 2014. 2 Replies

why is there  not more steampunk outfits ???   and where can i find some Continue

Steampunk Toys

Started by Di Cooper. Last reply by Lepidoptera Wible Oct 26, 2014. 9 Replies

How do you do. I would like to hear from fellow toy makers.  I make felt animals and toys.  Is it possible to  make money from these unique patterns ?  Do you have a success story?  I am sitting on…Continue

Tags: felt, Toys

Welt Pockets on a Man's Vest - Anyone have a link to a great tutorial?

Started by C. E. McDermott (Clint Darby). Last reply by Rev. Luficarius Ratspeed Sep 10, 2014. 9 Replies

These pockets look marvelous - for me they are a true challange. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? Thank You,C.E. McDermottContinue

Tailoring Tutorial Video Project

Started by Rev. Luficarius Ratspeed Sep 10, 2014. 0 Replies

I just wanted to announce that I've recently launched a Patreon campaign to create a full range of video and written tutorials for…Continue

Frock Coat Tutorials?

Started by Rev. Luficarius Ratspeed. Last reply by Rev. Luficarius Ratspeed Sep 10, 2014. 23 Replies

There have been lots of threads on the group but none that I've seen that do more than chip at the edges of men's dress. And there always comes the periodical plea of "Frock Coat Tutorials" or "Frock…Continue

Adapting a pattern to what you need

Started by Lepidoptera Wible. Last reply by Lepidoptera Wible Jul 6, 2014. 2 Replies

I had it all planned out, I was going to add some lace and stuff to my 1893 ballgown from the first Gearcon in 2011 and call it good. Then I found this wonderful fabric at Walmart of all places,…Continue

Safari Jacket - Burda 7918

Started by A D Cruize. Last reply by A D Cruize Apr 8, 2014. 35 Replies

The time has come to stop thinking and do it.I plan to use this thread as a blog to chronicle the adventure.  Suggestions and advice are welcomed and appreciated.Got the camo to do one for…Continue

Tags: 7918, burda, jacket, safari

Corset Making

Started by K. Robin Egger. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Feb 19, 2014. 5 Replies

I have been making corsets for a while and I am still struggling with setting grommets.  Other than the hammer and die (makes too much noise and takes too much time for my liking), what do you all…Continue

Tags: making, corset

Comment Wall


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Comment by Professor Argon Bats on August 15, 2015 at 10:21am

I have a few pattern I will probably never use, I have similar ones I like better and thus would like to send them to a new home so they can be used.

I'd ask taker to pay for an envelope and shipping - I have PayPal. Something like 5$ should do it, though I have not checked shipping rates. Any interest?

- 1910s tea gown The 2172 Simplicity

- The Past Pattern 1880s polonaise

- Mayyyybe, if someone really loves it, also this "1890s" suit from Past Patterns (out of print).

Comment by Lady Naomi on July 19, 2015 at 11:16pm

Thank you Professor for the wishes and compliments. I hope you are fully recovered.

The fabric, as you so rightly put it, is 'scrumptious' and a bargain too - bought from a draper on the edge of ruin in these unfortunate times we are facing here. I'll be paying a visit to the Loyal Order of Corsetted Ladies and will be sure to mention your recommendation.

Comment by Professor Argon Bats on July 17, 2015 at 9:23am

I am ever so sorry to hear it, Lady Naomi. Perhaps that *is* where I caught it! If that is the case, it is worrisome indeed that the virus can apparently survive dormant in the aether for a month.

Your fabric sounds scrumptious. Do and don'ts about corset making, or the outer layers? I have not made a corset yet -  have you been introduced to the Empire's Loyal Order of Corsetted Ladies? Might be a good place to ask as well.

Comment by Lady Naomi on July 17, 2015 at 8:03am

Can colds travel across the Aether, Professor? Soon after reading your post I too went down with a cold!

I am just starting out in creating my first Steampunk outfit (I have two basic ideas in mind). My husband, very kindly gave me some goggles as a present. I am in the process of customising them. I have bought some gorgeous taffeta (moss green with burgundy crossweave) for my gown and am now dithering over corsetry.

I would be grateful for 'dos' and 'don'ts' if anyone has made a huge mistake that I can avoid! I'm pretty good with a sewing machine so I think I can accomplish quite a bit.

Comment by Professor Argon Bats on June 24, 2015 at 4:40pm

Apparently I was wrong - after a massive survey of.... three respondents, including myself, the most popular era is Edwardian, not late bustle Victorian!

Comment by Professor Argon Bats on June 19, 2015 at 12:39pm

So, I'm home sick with the most dreadful summer cold, and I made this little distraction: my first survey. I was wondering what everyone's favorite era is for steampunk costume designs. I started out liking the late bustle, which I think of as the most typical steampunk "basis", but maybe I'm wrong. Since then I've expanded my appreciation of other styles, I absolutely love the 1890s, but also like Edwardian styles, and am beginning to ogle teens and even natural form projects.

Please take the mini (one question) survey here, and/or just comment on this page! Multiple answers ok.

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Comment by Phineas Wotan Sprockett, O.C.C. on March 3, 2015 at 7:24am

Prof. Argon,

    Thanks.   Must see this.  Love the plaids!

Comment by Professor Argon Bats on March 2, 2015 at 6:38pm

I just watched Kingsman: the secret service, and thoroughly enjoyed it for the light entertainment that it is. Well-tailored (Savile Row) bespoke suits and impeccable oxfords are enough to give it steampunk appeal, but the training jumpsuits made out of British woolens (pinstripe, plaids...) brought on a full attack of excited costume-fangirl delight. With storm collars. Big bonus points for the costume designers. I then learned that they are technically better referred to as "siren suits". I want one.


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