Elizabeth: The Steam Age by Daniel Yuhas
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Elizabeth: The Steam Age

This pattern is available from sanguinegryphon.com for $5.00.

Okay, picture this:

Youโ€™re Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth in the thinly-plotted but gorgeously costumed bodice-ripper Elizabeth: the Golden Age. Youโ€™re pining for the good old days before your sweetie, Sir Walter, started canoodling with your best girl maidservant. A mysterious visitor from the East brings you a mechanical oddity, a golden scarab beetle that moves on wind-up springs.

The scarab turns out to be a nanotechnology robot time machine, and the next thing you know, youโ€™ve been zapped into a dystopian city in the far future. This doesnโ€™t make much sense, but the director was also the costume designer, so plot considerations are secondary. Now everybody wears aviator goggles or monocles, and they tap emails into their wooden-cased iphones with froofy feather quills. Itโ€™s a relief that nobodyโ€™s wearing corsets any more, but it turns out your neckruffle is all the rage.