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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 Terresa on August 2, 2011 at 3:59pm
Barbara, TV does  have a split skirt pattern in their Belle Epoch collection.  My order of one should be arriving soon.  I'll keep folks posted.
Comment by Barbara Wallen on August 2, 2011 at 12:36pm

I didn't see if it was on here. Truly Victorian's direct site: There are a number of great patterns available by this company.


Comment by Lady Beatrix Kittywick McCormick on August 2, 2011 at 11:34am
Glad to be of service to all!  I would be interested in seeing pictures of the finished garments.
Comment by Phoebe on August 2, 2011 at 10:16am
I have a really great split skirt that I bought years ago from J. Peterman.  Having had two children since I bought it, I cannot fit into it at the moment, but I hope to remedy that soon...
Comment by Princess Cindy L. Q. Chisholm on August 2, 2011 at 7:46am
Thank you!  I just ordered it.  I think it will make a lovely investigator's togs. 
Comment by Lady Beatrix Kittywick McCormick on August 2, 2011 at 7:41am
Oops!  Forgot to add the link in my previous comment.  Here it is....the company is called Laughing Moon Mercantile.  There are some other great patterns on there as well.  Especially for men.
Comment by Lady Beatrix Kittywick McCormick on August 2, 2011 at 7:39am
I found this site a while ago, but haven't ordered anything from them yet.  This split skirt looks less complicated than the one on Amazon, and the front panel on view A has a lot of Steampunk potential.  Finding the price is kinda tricky.  You have to go to the "secure order" section and type "split skirt" into the product search.  Currently, it looks like the price for this pattern is $14 with about $2 in shipping.  I rather like the jacket, and it even includes a pattern for shoe covers/spats/gaitors or whatever you wish to call them.
Comment by Princess Cindy L. Q. Chisholm on August 2, 2011 at 4:37am

I've lately been considering making a divided skirt to aid in some of my investigations....however, I'm having trouble finding a pattern that isn't too detailed...I've been looking at this one....but haven't quite decided yet.


Does anyone have any suggestions?

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on August 1, 2011 at 9:25pm
OOOOOoooo how about cycling togs!  Anyone interested in sporting costumes?
Comment by Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite on August 1, 2011 at 8:17pm
FANTASTIC! A steampunk bicycle would be just the thing!  I cant wait to see it!

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