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I have made spats. They were nowhere NEAR this ugly. My question is this- Do people need a pattern to make a leg warmer? It's a tube with a stirrup. It's like a sewing pattern for a scarf. Mystified.
I have no problem with traditional spats, though they always remind me of a marching band uniform. These don't even come close to the dapperness of those. Blarg. Some of these make the shinguards I wore (in my soccer days, back in the Stone Age) look elegant.
ha ha! I think one of the problems here is they picked some ghastly fabric to make these with. :)
Quite true. And wearing them mismatched screams of "Look at me! I'm so intentionally quirky!", which is kind of pathetic, IMHO.
Perhaps they're trying to jump on the steampunk trend? Or they noticed that spats are popular on etsy. The fold-down ones with buckles look JUST like the shipping boots used on horses. :P I've seen some cool spats... these are not they. The whole collection is riddled with hideous fabrics.
I concur that this is probably a steampunk thing. They're a little late to the party; Simplicity did it better and earlier: http://www.simplicity.com/p-6060-misses-steampunk-costume.aspx http://www.simplicity.com/p-7517-misses-steampunk-costume.aspx http://www.simplicity.com/p-5900-misses-steampunk-costume.aspx
Indeed, MUCH better. It's amusing since McCall's tagline is "Sewing Patterns for Today's Fashion Trends."
Puh, that's tough, I agree. And if they really meant to jump on the steampunk trend: they definitely missed it. This isn't steampunk, this is...I can't find words for it.And to answer the question if you need a pattern for spats or scarves: I was once given a bunch of patterns my mother got from a friend of hers. Amongst them was a pattern for curtains. No ruffles, no complicated cut, there are only squares on the sheet, really redundant.
I believe the word you're looking for is "crap", or perhaps "crapola".I think patterns for simple things like curtains and scarves exist for people too intimidated to draft their own patterns.