Beth Stoops

MisCon 28 MisCon Staff

Beth Stoops is "three feet tall and dresses kooky." There's mounting evidence she might not be human. Or even a she. But she's interesting to talk to, unintentionally funny, and can help your sewing go to the next level and beyond. If you are looking for her and don't see her, look down. If that doesn't work, carry around a cup of English Breakfast -- eventually she'll come out of hiding.

Beth Stoops is a journeyman costumer from the Pacific Northwest, recently transplanted to the bay area of California. She sews many of her own clothes and household items. Her theory about sewing is that clothing should be comfortable, allow a full range of motion, and have a generally high level of utility. She particularly focuses on strong, solid finish work sewn on strong, durable fibers. While she wears mostly loose tunics, in her ideal world, corsets, kilts, plus-fours and pantaloons would be an everyday occurrence. That said, her absolute favorite thing to make is pants.

As an author, Stoops is raunchy, yet refined, comedic, yet dark. Her stories have a local flavor and a running joke that all good things hail from, or end up in, Montana.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:


  • Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Teaching Yourself to Sew, Upstairs 2 (Upstairs Programming 2)
  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat 10:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Medieval Modern: A follow up, Upstairs 3 (Upstairs Programming 3)
  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat Noon
  • Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, , Upstairs 4 (Upstairs Programming 4)
  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 6:00
  • Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Reading: Beth Stoops, Upstairs 3 (Upstairs Programming 3)
  • Break Sat 6:50 - Sun 10:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Sewing for the Straight Figure, Upstairs 2 (Upstairs Programming 2)
  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun Noon
  • Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, What to Wear to the Apocalypse, Upstairs 3 (Upstairs Programming 3)
  • Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Costuming: Getting Started, Upstairs 1 (Upstairs Programming 1)
  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 6:00
  • Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Choosing Older Sewing Machines, Upstairs 1 (Upstairs Programming 1)
  • Break Sun 6:50 - Mon 11:00
  • Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Sewing for the Round Figure, Upstairs 2 (Upstairs Programming 2)

Moderator Schedule


(Sat 12:00)

Scheduled Games:


  • Sun 2:00 - 5:00 PM, Clay-O-Rama, NO Table

Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 28.

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