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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: 638
Latest Activity: Oct 19

Rules:
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

Steampunk Toys

Started by Di Cooper. Last reply by Di Cooper Sep 29. 8 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. 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. 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. 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

What's in YOUR project basket?

Started by Sair Blades. Last reply by Madam D. Phryxus Aug 16. 559 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 Madam D. Phryxus Aug 16. 13 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

Adapting a pattern to what you need

Started by Lepidoptera Wible. Last reply by Lepidoptera Wible Jul 6. 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. 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. 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

Making Invisible Improvements to Historical Fashions

Started by Lepidoptera Wible. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Nov 5, 2013. 5 Replies

This is a thought about historical fashion and how to make it better.I just got hold of the new Butterick B5970, a gorgeous and historically accurate Edwardian style top and skirt. I already knew…Continue

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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: 

http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/1893to1898cuttersguide.htm

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

Cheers!

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" [http://www.replicaters.com/ww2%20German%20Luftwaffe%20uniforms/Luftwaffe%20officers%20breeches%20front.jpg] and [http://www.germanmilitaria.com/Heer/photos/H032960.html] 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

Comment by Katelyn Patterson on August 31, 2011 at 8:50pm

Hello to all! I'm a poor embroiderer, and I have plans to (one day) learn how to make my own garments.

I have recently acquired a handmade, floor weaving loom, though I have no idea how to thread it to begin my weaving.

I've woven before, but on a straight-forward Navajo styled loom. Could anyone lend a lass a limb?

Woven in knots-

Miss Patterson

 

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