Custom Steampunk Kilt Jacket
May 16, 2016 4:48 PM   Subscribe

Custom Steampunk Kilt Jacket
5 1/2 years after posting this question about learning how to sew mens' clothing to Ask MeFi, I made a custom kilt jacket to wear to a steampunk festival earlier this month.

Basing the core of the jacket on a much different commercial pattern, I took photos along the way and wrote up notes about the construction and customization process from start to finish.
Role: Designer, Tailor
posted by usonian (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

This is lovely!
posted by Greg Nog at 6:30 PM on May 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oooh, love it! (Although I am the tiniest bit disappointed you didn't go full pirate, I got all excited when I saw the pirate pattern!)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:28 PM on May 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh, wow! I love that! I have been starting to buy some custom-made men's clothing lately, and it's something I want to know how to make for myself. Perhaps this will inspire me to actually use that sewing machine we got at Christmas!!
posted by xingcat at 11:23 AM on May 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is great. The best is the photo of you wearing it with the bunny behind you as a kind a visual echo of your demeanor.
posted by chapps at 5:17 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wow, that's gorgeous!

I loved browsing the whole site. Such great stuff!
posted by not that girl at 1:18 PM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


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