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Steampunk with Friends Stitched Together

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 by in Season 4, Steampunk | 0 comments

This is Amy again and, as I mentioned last week, I love the theme of Steampunk! I couldn’t resist sewing along this month. This outfit is also part of the Mabel Madison Duds for Dudes tour – for more info on this AHmazing fabric, hop over to Friends Stitched Together!

Steampunk with Friends Stitched Toghether for CraftingConI got this Steampunk Fashion book last month while I was doing “research” (my favorite part of CraftingCon 😉 ) and decided to do a mix of Weird West and Diesel Punk. Since I was sewing for an almost-five-year-old, I wanted to keep things bright and fun, while adding nods to the genres.

I started with a Bradley Vest using Verhees stripe knit and added zippered welt pockets. The shirt is a Timmy Top in star Stenzo and the pants are modified Walker Jeans upcycled from an old pair of mine.

Steampunk with Friends Stitched Toghether for CraftingConI used a toggle for the back of the vest and did some extra stitching to make it interesting – I had to do them by hand, which should tell you how excited I am for this theme! Haha!

I found this bolt file from Urban Threads for the back pockets and used silver thread to really make them pop. I had some leather scraps and made a completely useless strap for the back 😉

Steampunk with Friends Stitched Toghether for CraftingConJohn’s favorite part is his “pocket watch”. No way was I getting a kid a real pocket watch – I found a clear locket at Joann’s and filled it with a mix of little gears and bright beads.

Steampunk with Friends Stitched Toghether for CraftingConFor the button tabs on the sleeve, I used the ends of one of the zippers from the pants that I had to trim (I weirdly have a hard time throwing those away…) and a little metal button to tack it in place.

Steampunk with Friends Stitched Toghether for CraftingConI modified the Walker Jeans by piecing the front leg lengthwise and adding horizontal zipper pockets, using these jeans as a reference.

Steampunk with Friends Stitched Toghether for CraftingConThe last detail was a little cravat/tie thingie. I got a selection of silk ties from Goodwill to make tie dyed eggs for Easter and used some of the scraps for that. He was not a big fan, but fortunately was a good sport about wearing it for a few minutes.

Steampunk with Friends Stitched Toghether for CraftingConNow, let’s hope his steam-powered train isn’t too late!!

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