Few fabrics do “deep and mysterious” the way velvet does. The subtle luster and rich colors make it perfect for witchy, gothic looks like the two newest designs in the Cosplay by McCall’s collection, or for the regal garb of kings and nobles. Although not always the most beginner-friendly fabric, working with velvet doesn’t have to be painful either. And if drama is your thing, you’re going to want to learn to sew with it. So let’s talk about some of our favorite tips for getting the most from this tricky-but-rewarding fabric.
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Looking for a new project? The two newest Cosplay by McCalls patterns couldn’t be more different, so there’s something to love for lots of different cosplay aesthetics. Hat Madders is an easy-to-make accessory package from Ichigo Black, while Abigail is an intermediate-level pattern for a vest, skirt, and petticoat from Anachronism in Action.
Hello all! Today we’ve got two new patterns to show you, with a focus on cool and creative trim options that you can customize to your heart’s content. Thirst is an easy-level pattern for vests and a shirt, which includes tips for recreating the appliqué embellishment shown on the envelope cover. Wayfaress is an intermediate-level pattern that includes an overskirt and pants with trim and detail variations. Click through for a closer look at both patterns!