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Te Aro Dress & Top

Meet the Scroop Te Aro Dress & Top!

This fabulous knits pattern is my homage to downtown Wellington: a pattern with options for everyone you meet among the cafes, universities, museums, and businesses of the Te Aro District. It features dropped shoulders, a cocoon shape, and mix-and-match neckline, sleeve, and hem options for a whole wardrobe of looks in one pattern.   With so many options the pattern goes from fashion-student street-cool, to weekend waterfront brunch casual, to art-curator elegant at the national museum. Get it on sale! To celebrate the launch, the Te Aro Dress & Top pattern is 25% off for the next week. No need for a code: the discount is applied automatically at checkout. Buy it now! View A This casual dress version features long sleeves finished with cuff bands, a matching hem band, nice big side pockets with curved pocket opening, and an oversized hood. It’s designed to end just above the knee. View B Is a knit top with finishing details that elevate it above a standard T-Shirt. It has a curved hem with side slits and …

Te Aro Testers Wanted Scroop Patterns

Scroop Patterns: Call for Testers for a knit pattern of awesomeness

I’ve got a new Scroop Pattern ready to be tested! The Pattern: This is my lockdown pattern: a design I created that’s as warm and cozy as a hug. It feels like wearing pyjamas, but fabric choice and finishes can take it from weekend casual to work appropriate to evening glam. It’s a versatile drop-shoulder dress and top designed for midweight knits. It has three different necklines (hood, shallow scoop, scoop), three different sleeve options (long knit, full woven sleeves with gathered cuffs, or short) and three hems (knee length with a knit band, shirt length with a curved hem, longer in back, and knee length with a dropped hem) Testers: For this pattern I need testers who are low-intermediate or higher level sewers with some experience sewing knits. You will also need to: be able to print patterns in A4, A0, US Letter or US full sized Copyshop paper sizes have the time to sew up the item if you agree to be a tester for it  be able to photograph your make being worn, and be willing for …

The Augusta Stays

How to add more bust space in the Augusta Stays

When Amber & I created the Augusta Stays pattern we decided to have two different fit blocks, to make fit easier straight off the pattern. The ‘Straight’ fit has a 10” difference between un-corseted bust and corseted waist, and is best for those with less bust-to-waist difference, or those desiring less waist compression. The ‘Curvy’ fit has a 12” difference between un-corseted bust and corseted waist, and is best for those with more bust-to-waist difference, or those desiring more waist compression.  However, we know that isn’t going to accomodate everyone: the body comes in an infinite variety of fits! Take Priscilla: she’s wearing the Theatrical Augusta Stays in size 38 Curvy. As you can see, Priscilla has a tiny waist and a lot of bust, and the stays aren’t quite accomodating that bust. (note: these stays were not made for her – dressing up in them and the photos was a spontaneous event during a costume weekend) If she were wearing the Historical Augusta stays we could loosen the lacings to provide space, but even …