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.
Just a quick post to say that if you haven’t seen them yet, the new Sentinel and Renegade patterns are now available! Sentinel includes a tunic, hood, vest, and bracers, and has lots of cool details and embellishments to play with. Renegade includes the underbust corset, halter top, and belt with piping fan lacing detail, and is available in Women’s sizes 18W-32W.
Also, please join our new McCall’s Cosplay Sewing Facebook Group! We want this to be a fun place for you to show off your cosplays and works in process, discuss cosplay sewing, and share tips and ideas. It’s just getting started, so come chat with us!