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New Corset Patterns from Anachronism in Action, plus a giveaway!

Shapeshifter and Laced corset sewing patterns from Cosplay by McCall's and Anachronism in Action

We love a good corset pattern! Today we’re thrilled to announce two new corset patterns from Anachronism in Action, available exclusively from Cosplay by McCall’s. The SHAPESHIFTER underbust corsets have two different construction options, with bonus tips on working with sequin fabrics. The LACED overbust corset package includes information on creating the lace appliqué embellishments. And you can enter for a chance to win both patterns, plus the other three Cosplay by McCall’s patterns, plus a NEW SEWING MACHINE here!

Anachronism in Action patterns are the creation of designer Kelly Cercone, a celebrated freelance costumer based in Los Angeles. A lover of drama, mischief and rich colors, she can be found sewing and pattern drafting for television, film, theater, music tours and local fashion companies in addition to her own brand. To celebrate the launch of these designs, and help you get to know the designer, we asked her a few questions about her background, inspirations, and favorite techniques.

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Exclusive Patterns from Cosplay by McCall’s

Cosplay basics: Wings, cloak, and long coat from Cosplay by McCall's

We’re always looking for new ways to enhance your cosplay sewing, and today we’re thrilled to announce our brand-new line of cosplay patterns. Exclusive to the Cosplay by McCall’s online store, these new patterns focus on essential pieces you can transform into any character you might dream of, and are packed full of details and helpful sewing tips to give you a great foundation for your project.

Because we know you like to use a good pattern over and over, these patterns are printed on thicker tissue and come in sturdy envelopes that will withstand the rigors of your crafting space. Use them, adapt them, and transform them into whatever your heart desires.

View the full press release here, or click below to get a closer look at these brand new patterns.

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Introducing the Vault!

The Vault Collection from Cosplay by McCall'sEver find exactly the pattern you need for your cosplay project, only to discover that it’s out of print and hard to find?  We’ve had requests to bring back some of the gems from our past catalogs, so we’re going to be re-introducing some old favorites and costume essentials exclusively for Cosplay by McCall’s.

This first group of Vault Collection patterns is selected from our out-of-print McCall’s and Butterick pattern archives, and focuses on basics and foundations. They’re printed on slightly thicker tissue than our regular patterns, so they’ll be a little more durable if you want to keep and re-use them, and they come in re-designed glossy envelopes. We hope you’ll find them a useful addition to your costume repertoire!

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