Simplicity Pattern 8159 Misses' Cosplay Costumes with Corsets
Create your own adventure with costume separates by Lori Ann Costume Designs. Separate top, corset, collar, and skirt patterns help you create a multitude of cosplay characters. Hat, gloves, parasol not included. Also available as a printable pattern—for more information, see Printable Sewing Patterns.
Simplicity Pattern 8159 Misses' Cosplay Costumes with Corsets is rated out of 5 by 1.
Rated 3 out of 5 by gamegrl1 from Beware - a couple mistakes in this pattern I'm in the process of making this one (View B) and have caught three errors. I brought the first two to the Simplicity Company's attention (forgot the 3rd) and they were very nice about it and said they'd try to correct them...whether or not that means reprints in future, I don't know. At any rate, the two errors are: 1. The 17 yards of 5.5 inch eyelet lace is supposed to be purchased UNGATHERED. The supply list on the back of the package doesn't specify that and after years of sewing, I've never seen ungathered lace - didn't even know they made it. The rep on the phone said if it was supposed to be gathered (at time of purchase) the pattern would specify, which seems like an oversight for a product that comes both ways. I asked if they could just specify in future "gathered" or "ungathered" on the materials list. For such an expensive type of material (17 yards at $5/yd - thank goodness I had 50% off coupons!) it's important to get the right kind and amount. Luckily I determined I can cut the top binding off it and gather it correctly...since it's already cut and purchased. Or if you bought yours you can just put it on as-is and I'm sure it will look nice anyway. 2. The Simplicity rep verified for me that the directions on how to make the skirt and bustle that say to use "double-fold bias tape" on those are a TYPO. It is supposed to say "single-fold bias tape" for the skirt and bustle. The double-fold tape is the "binding" referred to in the General Directions at the beginning and it is for use *only* on the corset because it covers/binds both sides of the corset edges. The skirt and bustle only need single-fold tape because they just need it to cover the top of the gathered lace there. 3. They don't tell you to buy enough of the dress fabric so I'd suggest getting another foot or 1/2 yard. I chose the correct size for myself and correct yardage and laid the pattern pieces out according to their diagrams without lengthening anything and it was **4 INCHES SHORT***!!!!! SO ANNOYING. Had to go back to the store for more, then wash the new fabric which meant running another load. This happens occasionally with Simplicity although once or twice I ended up with a lot *more* fabric while following the directions so I don't want to stick to a hard-and-fast rule like "always buy a yard more". Just saying that *this* pattern doesn't call for enough. Otherwise this pattern seems fine - lots of useful information and clear direction with good illustrations...and of course both dresses are adorable - very cute steampunk take on two Disney classic characters - Jane (from Tarzan) and Mary Poppins.
Date published: 2016-06-14