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Apologies if this has been posted here before.

Burda has this awesome website where you can get a lot of their patterns for free. You print them out on regular paper and then assemble them. It can be a hassle, but hey, it's free.

Some of the patterns on the site are very steampunkable, such as
this fantastic coat
this Victorian-styled jacket
basic semi-fitted button front shirt
fitted vest

There are also some skirts, dresses, and pants that would work well for steamfashions.

Also, speaking of sewing patterns, Vogue has a pattern for an Aviator's cap!

I'm hoping that the "small" size hat will fit my daughter.

We're going as a family of steam pirates for Hallowe'en. So far, I've only made her vest, but we still have plenty of time.

(We all have a fair amount of steampunk clothes already, but Hallowe'en makes for a good excuse to make more.)


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Oct. 8th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Oh... that vest pattern is PRECISELY what I need for a friend's costume!

Hooray for free patterns.

Oct. 8th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
I love you!!! Thanks a zillion for posting that. On a similar line, Burda has a pattern magazine that has 75-120 free patterns in it every month, but it's not really for the novice, as you have to trace out the pattern and add seam allowances to it. However, it's SO worth it! It's like $80 for the year (ouuuuch)but that means you have like a thousand patterns at your fingertips. They're generally very nice designs too, so pimp a subscription from someone for bday or holiday. I'd get mine from Amazon.com, just search for Burda magaine, I think it's called Burda Moden, and be sure you select English, as it's mostly printed in other languages.
Oct. 9th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
Hehe,Burda. My sewing teacher used to buy that every month.
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