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Ruffled Bloomers and Tiered Skirts to Make and Customize

Prelude and Hitched cosplay steampunk sewing patterns from Cosplay by McCall's

Today we’re bringing you a closer look at two new patterns, which make great building blocks for steampunk cosplay and more. The Prelude bloomers are an intermediate-level pattern with ribbon and lace trim, and include two different gathered styles as well as a slightly more involved pleated version. The Hitched skirts are easy to sew, but still give you lots of customization options.

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Designer Interview: Seattle Cosplay

Pokemon Gyarados Ginjika - costume by Seattle Cosplay - photo by Toshiyasu

Pokemon Gyarados Ginjika – photo by Toshiyasu Morita

Today we’re getting to know Anna He, a.k.a. Seattle Cosplay, designer of the new Bow & Brine pattern for Cosplay by McCall’s. Anna is a fashion designer and technical designer who has worked for brands including Norma Kamali, Eileen Fisher, and Nordstrom, and was drawn to cosplay through a love of anime and fantasy.

Note: We’re at New York Comic Con this week! Stop by both #840 to browse the web-only Cosplay by McCall’s patterns in person, chat with our sewing experts, and show off your costumes. We’re also participating in the “Cosplay: Let’s Get Serious” panel on Saturday, October 8, at 11:00 a.m. In Room 1A02. We hope to see you there!

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