You have to expect some new costume patterns for Halloween season, right?
First up, Simplicity has a new Men's pattern out. AND I LOVE IT.
Simplicity 1039 - It's both a steampunk outfit AND a pretty awesome Jack Skellington. I love the steampunk version of the coat; so many great details. Plus people are always asking about tailcoat patterns and here you go!
My husband is totally going to be bugging me to make him one. :)
And then there's Simplicity 1040. This is one of those times I have to ask the peanut gallery: "Is there a cultural reference I'm missing?" What's with the hugely oversized steampunk cowls? Is this an anime or video game thing I'm missing? Cause as a general fashion statement it's not doing anything for me.
And finally Simplicity 1033: Misses Day of the Dead Costumes. I didn't realize DOTD was now steampunk. The individual pieces are almost 100% steampunk from the puffed sleeve blouse to the high-low skirts and hoop cage. I'm not wild about the corset really, but whatever. I think this could actually be a pretty versatile pattern to have.
Simplicity have not forgotten that Steampunk dogs need costumes, too! I find it fairly hilarious that this is actually the SECOND steampunk dog costume pattern. I have to say I like the McCall pattern better than this one.
I have a couple neat new McCall's patterns for you, too, and Butterick has yet to release their Fall catalog, so I'm saving those for a second post.