Brass & Mortar is creating a Compendium on Traditional Gentlmen's Tailoring and Costumery
12

patrons

$50
per creation

I've been studying traditional tailoring techniques since 2008 when I got into Dr. Steel and Steampunk. What I thought would be a one-time project turned into a deep passion for learning the art of bespoke tailoring.

Anyone who's tried getting into this knows how difficult it can be to find useful information. Community sharing of information is the next step, and that's what this project is about!

I'm making several different learning tools. These include how-to videos, remastered books, articles, and diagrams. I have a background in graphic design, A/V production, and desktop publishing, so I'm utilizing these skills to create everything myself. Patreon is a my tip jar which I'm hoping will enable me to create bigger, better and more frequent things, and hopefully bring the online community in to take part in this endeavor!

Things I'm making:
  • A Video-based Tutorial Series, demonstrating how to perform the functions of tailoring.
  • A repository of  texts, drafts, how-to articles, photos, illustrations, and demonstrations.
  • Interviews with industry professionals, historians and shopkeepers.
  • Field trips to shops, fashion districts, conventions and events.
  • Live broadcasts and workshops.
  • A learning website and marketplace for people to share works freely,

Project highlight after finishing a 1930's vintage suit:


The Long-Term Goal: My long-term goal is to create a free Khan Academy-style community learning website where tailors and students can interact in a constructive, positive manner.  Students can chart their progress, and others more experienced can guide them.  Creating the fundamental videos is the first step. Help me turn the world into a fun, global classroom where beautiful, custom-tailored garments are a possibility for everyone!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
2 patrons
Access to the patron-only activity feed. This will allow us to communicate amongst each other, and help give ideas about what type of videos you would like to see! Plus, all above rewards!
Pledge $2 or more per creation
1 patron
Your name listed in the Patron credits section of my website with a link pointing toward your blog/site, plus all above rewards! Plus, all above rewards!
Pledge $3 or more per creation
7 patrons
Access to the monthly live broadcasts from the Brass & Mortar workshop. Plus, all above rewards!
Pledge $13 or more per creation
2 patrons
A vintage wooden "Brass & Mortar" spool of quality all-purpose sewing thread in any color! Plus, all above rewards!

The thread brand will be Gutermann all-purpose sewing unless otherwise specified. Gutermann is by far the best brand and quality thread which I use on my own personal projects.
Pledge $21 or more per creation
0 patrons
A custom drafted pattern for an existing style of a tailored garment in PDF format. The drafting process will also appear as a tutorial video to help teach others, if you so wish. (Some people are particular about releasing personal affairs to the web.) Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!

Item will be made after one month of confirmed patronage
Pledge $34 or more per creation
0 patrons
A custom drafted pattern for an unique adaptation of tailored garment in PDF format. The drafting process will also appear as a video tutorial to help teach others. (Some people are particular about releasing personal affairs to the web.) Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!Item will be made after one month of confirmed patronage.
Pledge $55 or more per creation
0 patrons
Either of the above two mentioned pattern draft rewards, but also printed out on sturdy white paper and mailed to your address, along with instructions for a suggested layout plan for applying to the cloth you're going to cut. Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!
Pledge $89 or more per creation
0 patrons
WIP
Pledge $144 or more per creation
0 patrons
I will make you a pair of bespoke trousers, breeches, or waistcoat, of an existing style. Plus, all above rewards!

These styles include:
  • Plain-top Trousers
  • Pleated Trousers
  • Breeches
    • Riding Breeches
    • Clerical Breeches
    • Jodphurs
    • Plus Fours
  • Ask!

After one month of confirmed patronage, the making process will begin. The item will be finished after a second confirmed month of patronage. Cloth must not exceed a $50 per linear yard price range.
Pledge $233 or more per creation
0 patrons
I will make you a bespoke hip-length jacket or coat of any existing style w/o waist seam to fit your measures. Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!

These styles include:
  • Single-breasted Lounge Coats
  • Double-breasted Reefer Coats
  • Traditional Single-breasted Blazers
  • Single-breasted Dinner Jacket (Tux)
  • Military Tunics of many varieties
  • Ask!

The making process will begin after one month of confirmed patronage and will continue on through the second month. The item will be finished after a third confirmed month of patronage. Cloth must not exceed a $50 per linear yard price range.
Pledge $377 or more per creation
0 patrons
I will make you a full-length bespoke bodycoat or overcoat of an existing style to fit your measures. Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!

These styles include:
  • Single or Double-breasted Frock Coats
  • Single or Double-breasted Morning Coats
  • Dress (Tail) Coats
  • Single or Double-breasted Overcoats
  • Single or Double-breasted Frock Overcoats
  • Clerical and Livery Frock Coats
  • Military-style Trench Coats
  • Ask!

The making process will begin after one month of confirmed patronage and will continue on through the second month. The item will be finished after a third confirmed month of patronage. Cloth must not exceed a $50 per linear yard price range.
Pledge $610 or more per creation
0 patrons
I will make you an entire three-piece ensemble of an existing style, bespoke tailored to your own measurements. Any of the above styles mentioned in previous rewards apply! Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!

The making process will begin after one month of confirmed patronage and will continue on through the second and third month. The item will be finished after a fourth confirmed month of patronage. Cloth must not exceed a $50 per linear yard price range.
Pledge $987 or more per creation
0 patrons
The same reward as the $610 level, however using cloth of a much higher and luxurious quality, including cashmeres, luxury mohairs, partial vicunas and other more extravagant options. Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!
Goals
$50 of $50 per creation
I will have enough pledges to create occasional basic, fundamental lessons in sewing, plan my overall lesson plan on the website, and aim for the stars.
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I've been studying traditional tailoring techniques since 2008 when I got into Dr. Steel and Steampunk. What I thought would be a one-time project turned into a deep passion for learning the art of bespoke tailoring.

Anyone who's tried getting into this knows how difficult it can be to find useful information. Community sharing of information is the next step, and that's what this project is about!

I'm making several different learning tools. These include how-to videos, remastered books, articles, and diagrams. I have a background in graphic design, A/V production, and desktop publishing, so I'm utilizing these skills to create everything myself. Patreon is a my tip jar which I'm hoping will enable me to create bigger, better and more frequent things, and hopefully bring the online community in to take part in this endeavor!

Things I'm making:
  • A Video-based Tutorial Series, demonstrating how to perform the functions of tailoring.
  • A repository of  texts, drafts, how-to articles, photos, illustrations, and demonstrations.
  • Interviews with industry professionals, historians and shopkeepers.
  • Field trips to shops, fashion districts, conventions and events.
  • Live broadcasts and workshops.
  • A learning website and marketplace for people to share works freely,

Project highlight after finishing a 1930's vintage suit:


The Long-Term Goal: My long-term goal is to create a free Khan Academy-style community learning website where tailors and students can interact in a constructive, positive manner.  Students can chart their progress, and others more experienced can guide them.  Creating the fundamental videos is the first step. Help me turn the world into a fun, global classroom where beautiful, custom-tailored garments are a possibility for everyone!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
2 patrons
Access to the patron-only activity feed. This will allow us to communicate amongst each other, and help give ideas about what type of videos you would like to see! Plus, all above rewards!
Pledge $2 or more per creation
1 patron
Your name listed in the Patron credits section of my website with a link pointing toward your blog/site, plus all above rewards! Plus, all above rewards!
Pledge $3 or more per creation
7 patrons
Access to the monthly live broadcasts from the Brass & Mortar workshop. Plus, all above rewards!
Pledge $13 or more per creation
2 patrons
A vintage wooden "Brass & Mortar" spool of quality all-purpose sewing thread in any color! Plus, all above rewards!

The thread brand will be Gutermann all-purpose sewing unless otherwise specified. Gutermann is by far the best brand and quality thread which I use on my own personal projects.
Pledge $21 or more per creation
0 patrons
A custom drafted pattern for an existing style of a tailored garment in PDF format. The drafting process will also appear as a tutorial video to help teach others, if you so wish. (Some people are particular about releasing personal affairs to the web.) Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!

Item will be made after one month of confirmed patronage
Pledge $34 or more per creation
0 patrons
A custom drafted pattern for an unique adaptation of tailored garment in PDF format. The drafting process will also appear as a video tutorial to help teach others. (Some people are particular about releasing personal affairs to the web.) Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!Item will be made after one month of confirmed patronage.
Pledge $55 or more per creation
0 patrons
Either of the above two mentioned pattern draft rewards, but also printed out on sturdy white paper and mailed to your address, along with instructions for a suggested layout plan for applying to the cloth you're going to cut. Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!
Pledge $89 or more per creation
0 patrons
WIP
Pledge $144 or more per creation
0 patrons
I will make you a pair of bespoke trousers, breeches, or waistcoat, of an existing style. Plus, all above rewards!

These styles include:
  • Plain-top Trousers
  • Pleated Trousers
  • Breeches
    • Riding Breeches
    • Clerical Breeches
    • Jodphurs
    • Plus Fours
  • Ask!

After one month of confirmed patronage, the making process will begin. The item will be finished after a second confirmed month of patronage. Cloth must not exceed a $50 per linear yard price range.
Pledge $233 or more per creation
0 patrons
I will make you a bespoke hip-length jacket or coat of any existing style w/o waist seam to fit your measures. Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!

These styles include:
  • Single-breasted Lounge Coats
  • Double-breasted Reefer Coats
  • Traditional Single-breasted Blazers
  • Single-breasted Dinner Jacket (Tux)
  • Military Tunics of many varieties
  • Ask!

The making process will begin after one month of confirmed patronage and will continue on through the second month. The item will be finished after a third confirmed month of patronage. Cloth must not exceed a $50 per linear yard price range.
Pledge $377 or more per creation
0 patrons
I will make you a full-length bespoke bodycoat or overcoat of an existing style to fit your measures. Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!

These styles include:
  • Single or Double-breasted Frock Coats
  • Single or Double-breasted Morning Coats
  • Dress (Tail) Coats
  • Single or Double-breasted Overcoats
  • Single or Double-breasted Frock Overcoats
  • Clerical and Livery Frock Coats
  • Military-style Trench Coats
  • Ask!

The making process will begin after one month of confirmed patronage and will continue on through the second month. The item will be finished after a third confirmed month of patronage. Cloth must not exceed a $50 per linear yard price range.
Pledge $610 or more per creation
0 patrons
I will make you an entire three-piece ensemble of an existing style, bespoke tailored to your own measurements. Any of the above styles mentioned in previous rewards apply! Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!

The making process will begin after one month of confirmed patronage and will continue on through the second and third month. The item will be finished after a fourth confirmed month of patronage. Cloth must not exceed a $50 per linear yard price range.
Pledge $987 or more per creation
0 patrons
The same reward as the $610 level, however using cloth of a much higher and luxurious quality, including cashmeres, luxury mohairs, partial vicunas and other more extravagant options. Plus, all above rewards of $1 through $13 patronage!