Tailor/Seamstress Basics

Tailor/Seamstress Basics

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  1. Tools Needed
  2. Vendors and Locations
  3. Commands
  4. Adding Trim or Lace
  5. Dyes and Colors

Tools Needed

Needle, Tailoring pin, Scissors, and Fabric are the basics. For those who are new to the game upon entering the tailors (northeast of the East Commons), there is a pair of scissors and a needle for public, free use. Until you acquire enough funds to purchase your own. As these are not in your personal inventory the command for use is: alter my bolt/roll with scissors and needle. Do not use “my” in the command as the system will not recognise the syntax. :-).


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Vendors (NPCs) and Location

  1. East Commons: Carmaggio for fabric, needles and pins. Rigelli for dyes.
  2. Tailors Shop: An unnamed seamstress for scissors and needles.
  3. Black Market: An unnamed merchant for various fine fabrics.


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IronClaw Online offers a unique crafting system with few commands, however for a new player they might not be readily apparent. So, in order to better explain how it works, ICO staff has put in this trusty help doc for your use. However, if you feel you have any questions after this, the ICO team will gladly answer any questions you have should you use the @assist function.

Let’s begin. Once you have obtained your bolt or roll of fabric and have access to scissors and needle the first thing you’ll wish to do is see what you can craft. This is done with a simple input:

tailor my bolt/roll with my needle and my scissors

Alternatively, you may type:

tailor my bolt/roll

This command will give you a list of what you can make per fabric. It may look similar to this: Valid options are: “apron” “belt” “beltpouch” “blanket” “bliaut” “chemise” “choker” “doll”

Keep in mind that the list is different per profession and type of fabric. For example, a tailor and seamstress may have similar items, but not exactly the same, whereas a Priest character is able to tailor entirely different clergy based garments. Also, rolls and bolts produce (in some cases) different items. You may only see “belt” “beltpouch” and “blanket” on a bolt, where as you will see: “belt” “beltpouch” “blanket” and “carpet” on a roll. 🙂

Now, to make your fabric into a garment you merely need to type in the following:

tailor my bolt/roll into [ITEM] with my needle and my scissors


tailor my bolt/roll into [ITEM]

Due to ICO’s advanced system, you can tailor some objects twice or more. For example you may tailor your fabric into a shoe, and then you may tailor it into a type of shoe or boot. Like so:

tailor my leather into shoes with my needle and scissors
You tailor your roll of leather into a pair of leather shoes.

tailor my leather shoes with my pin and my scissors

Valid options are: “boots” “heels” “moccasins” “sandals” “slippers” “stilettos”

Now, you may choose to make one of the aforementioned shoe types. However, you can further tailor your shoes by choosing boots.

tailor my leather shoes into boots

You cobble your shoes into a pair of leather boots.

Now you see that you have a pair of boots, but wait! That’s not all!

tailor my leather boots with my pin and my scissors

Valid options are: “ankle-high boots” “calf-high boots” “knee-high boots” “pirate boots” “riding boots” “thigh-high boots” “work boots”

tailor my leather boots into calf-high boots with my pin and my scissors

You cobble your boots into a pair of leather calf-high boots.

Tada! 😀

This multiple tailoring method works on a few garment types, so don’t be afraid to experiment and see what you can do.


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Add Trim or Lace

Types of trimming: Lace, trimming, buttons, buckles, beads and strings

You may notice in your list of items trimming and lace. These items can be crafted to add adornment to items. For example, those plain old boots of earlier?

Tailor yourself some trimming, add a bit of dye of choice and then:

add my trimming to my boots

You add black satin trimming to your pair of dark gray leather calf-high boots.

l my boots

You look at your pair of dark gray leather calf-high boots.

A pair of dark gray leather calf-high boots with black satin trimming.

How easy is that? :-O

That syntax works for all of the aforementioned trimming types. However, buckles and buttons are available from In Game blacksmiths. They can fashion you buckles and buttons to be added to various garments. If you find some garments don’t take the trimmings of your choice, please @idea it. 🙂

So, now that leaves one more thing doesn’t it? Dye!


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Dyes and Colors

ICO has a colour system in place for all your visual eye candy needs. This is fairly simple. The process of adding dye to a garment is just as easy as typing out:

add my dye to my garment

This works the same for every garment. Now, you may be looking at Rigelli and thinking what a stingy person he is with his somewhat small selection, however, ICO also offers a system that allows for the mixing of dyes.

How this works is you take two dyes and mix them together to create a new shade. It may not ALWAYS work, but factors do figure into it.

You mix black dye with white dye.

You end up with gray dye and gray dye.

Now, you have two pots of gray dye and no more black and white dye. This works with all colors so mix to your hearts content and see what you can get. Remember though, dye pots DO get used up. 🙂

Tailors and Seamstresses will have a higher chance or producing more rare shades than someone without the skill, however, anyone can mix dyes. It’s just that easy.


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Last Updated On May 24, 2018