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Steampunk Sewing Patterns

So, Simplicity has released a new steampunk sewing pattern, and I think it's pretty awesome.  

To celebrate, I made a post on my blog with a bunch of sewing patterns with steampunk potential, including a whole lot of free ones.

In fact, I have a whole category of posts on my blog that are nothing but links to steamy patterns.  

Hope it's useful!

Baroness Violet von Mickelsburg
Airship Octavia XIII 


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Mar. 21st, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
Cool. Now if they'd just release some decent plus-size patterns for us larger ladies. :(
Mar. 22nd, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't know why they don't. It can't cost that much more to make. I'm lucky in that I fall right on the top edge of their sizes. I do have a tutorial up on how to upsize a pattern.

For larger sizes, Truly Victorian is great.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know how to scale patterns and how to draft some really basic stuff, but it's still kinda irritating to pay that much for a pattern, then do a lot of work to make it fit at all. :<

Mar. 22nd, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
Unfortunately the pattern companies don't realize that people larger than pattern size 22 want interesting garb. The only one big at all is Simplicity 2354 which goes up to size 32W, 54" bust. That one's pretty versatile, though. You can start with the dress and change things around, add things, take things off, get creative. But I would also be happy to see larger sizes in a lot of those fancy patterns; some of them only go up to 20 which these days in the store would be like a 14 or 16!

I must say that new pattern has all the parts one could want that were only available in the super spendy pattern brands before. Certainly there's nothing stopping us from mixing and matching bustles, drapes, etc.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Useful? That is amazing! Thank you for sharing all your hard work! :)
Mar. 22nd, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
No problem. As I told a friend, this is what I do for FUN. (Hours and hours looking through pattern websites...)
Mar. 22nd, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, I can't get into a store size 20, much less a pattern size 20. But this looks fairly upsizeable (is that a word?) and at the least I'll add it to my pattern stash for reference. Thanks for spreading the good word.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
I don't know you, but I think I love you.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Why thank you. :)
Mar. 22nd, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
I know -- I found this pattern and bought it last week, before it was even online! I was at work at WalMart and the new Simplicity catalogue happened to be open to that page and I dived into the pattern drawer. I actually had to wait three days to pay for it because it wasn't in our system yet. It's under $10 at WalMart, btw. I was going to post about it here, but my scanner doesn't work with this laptop I'm using so I'm glad it's now online and that you posted it! I think it's very adaptable and that it can be made up in many different ways.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 05:55 am (UTC)
I need this pattern yesterday. I'll have to order it because I'm yet to find a local store that carries patterns at all, let alone Simplicity. :P
Mar. 24th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
You don't have any fabric stores where you are that sell patterns? No Joann's or anything like that? Sorry to hear that, it kind of surprises me. Do you have a WalMart with fabric and/or patterns? They have Simplicity and McCall's.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
<3 Bolero! With flared sleeves! Oh, I'm in love.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 06:54 am (UTC)
I kind of suck at hot links, but Simplicity's first attempt at Steampunk I think was #2525 - a multi-purpose costume that they made up with four themes on the envelope, one being SP. http://www.simplicity.com/p-3073-misses-costumes.aspx

Also, for just jumping into one piece without too much fuss, #2757 http://www.simplicity.com/p-1702-misses-costumes.aspx#t-0

And OMG the #2172 that you mentioned in an earlier post... It is so ubiquitous at conventions, the greeting "Twenty one seventy two?" is like a secret handshake for a sewing sorority.

I too love the lines on the HIDEOUS skirt - I never would have looked at the line drawings if you hadn't singled it out! Thx.

Mar. 22nd, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
I know. The 2172 coat is so common it's funny. And I have a sleeveless one, so I'm not judging. Another member of my airship made one, too and I always have to check with her to make sure she's not wearing it before I wear mine.

And I can't take complete credit for seeing the potential in the hideous skirt. Someone else (somewhere?) linked to it as having steampunk potential and I kinda fell in love. I bought the pattern, but don't know when I'll have the time to try it.

Mar. 25th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this ^_^ I now have another item to add to the shopping list when I visit the haberdashery department at John Lewis... assuming the UK has received this pattern. We sometimes have to wait a year or three before something in the USA arrives here in Britain.
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