Sooooo. McCall's has a new steampunk pattern out.
It's umm, interesting.
I mean, I get that leather is a big component of steampunk, but I think someone got that confused with a leather fetish scene or something. This really feels more Leather Bar than steampunk to me.
It could just be the obviously shoddy material used for the sample, but...seriously?
Why is there a piece of leather to buckle on your arm? Just a rectangle of leather.
The hats are not really bad, though I doubt the actual construction instructions are worth much, judging from the way his hat looks about to crumple in permanently. But it might be worth paying $1 for some top hat patterns. And usable pouches, I guess.
I just really hope poorly constructed faux leather chaps are not something I start seeing everywhere in steampunk.
None of the other major brands have released their summer patterns yet, so if there's anything to report I'll post again. But I HAD to share this ASAP.