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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: 643
Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2016

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

Show and Tell! Tailor's Pressing Bucks

Started by Rev. Luficarius Ratspeed Dec 21, 2016. 0 Replies


Tags: tools

What's in YOUR project basket?

Started by Sair Blades. Last reply by Heather Elizabeth Peterson Sep 9, 2016. 608 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

steampunk kids outfits

Started by Jonathan Harker. Last reply by Heather Elizabeth Peterson Sep 9, 2016. 3 Replies

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

Steampunk Toys

Started by Di Cooper. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Sep 9, 2016. 11 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

Yet another Historical Pattern

Started by Lepidoptera Wible. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Feb 29, 2016. 10 Replies

New Butterick historical pattern: B6305. Just picked it up. At first I thought it was supposed to be a bustle dress but they forgot the bustle. Then I looked at the dates on the envelope and realized…Continue

Treadle Operators?

Started by David Froman. Last reply by David Froman Jan 12, 2016. 12 Replies

Any one else use a treadle sewing machine when working on garments?  I use a 1939 Singer 201-2 (converted to a 201-1) as my primary sewing machine.  I also have a 1915 15-30 in a straight-leg treadle…Continue

Non-Victorian styles and daily steam outfits

Started by Professor Argon Bats. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Jun 28, 2015. 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

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

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Comment by J. Ursula Quillen on September 2, 2011 at 12:04pm
@ A.D. Cruize - Thanks very much for the link!
Comment by Regina Terramour (Black Rose) on September 2, 2011 at 10:02am
I am currently working on a new outfit for my adventures.  In the design faze.
Comment by J. Ursula Quillen on September 2, 2011 at 5:34am
Many thanks to all for the riding pants feedback.  Best, ~ Ursula
Comment by Sharon Fiscus on September 1, 2011 at 5:44pm
The tail on the vest looks like a mini-bustle kind of thing, I like it. Definite inspiration.
(Sorry for the delay of response. My internet has been down.)
Comment by Terresa on September 1, 2011 at 3:32pm
Thanks for the link, A. D.
Comment by Regina Terramour (Black Rose) on September 1, 2011 at 4:09am
I don't see why not, the waistband has to hit at the high waist though.  Maybe Goodwill for a pair.  Then just make sure you keep the inseam straight or the legs will look funky.
Comment by Lisa Rooney on September 1, 2011 at 3:34am
Looking at the riding pants, I was just wondering if there was an easier way of making those. Do you suppose they could just be made by taking a pair of baggy slacks and taking the fabric in just below the knee?
Comment by A D Cruize on August 31, 2011 at 9:26pm

And here is the link:

It is volume 3.  You will need to scroll down a little way to find the download button.


Comment by A D Cruize on August 31, 2011 at 9:23pm

Ms. Quillen,

See if you can find a scanned pdf document called "The Cutters' Practical Guide to the Cutting and Making All Kinds of Trousers, Breeches & Knickers".  I think that I found my copy via one of the threads in this Group.  If you can't find it, please let me know (it is 13MB so I hesitate to post or mail it).  If I am able to find a link, I will post it here for you.

All the Best,

~~ Cruize ~~

Comment by J. Ursula Quillen on August 31, 2011 at 9:06pm
A friend of mine who performed so aptly in the local live action version of Dr. Horrible's Singalong blog has his heart set on making his very own pair of

The style he'd be replicating seem to be based on Gerrman riding breeches or "stiefelhosen" [] and [] From what I can see, the this won't be easy.  Can someone point me in the right direction to find a pattern of patterns for these?  Best, Ursula


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