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A preppy Scroop Miramar

It’s summer here in NZ, and that means breaking out the knits and lightweight cottons and rayons, and making a bunch of Miramars & Henrietta Marias. I’ve always wanted a sky blue Miramar, but couldn’t find the right fabric last year.  At the end of spring I finally found some fabulous pique knit in the perfect sky blue, and whipped up a Miramar that very night. I love the pique knit: it’s polo shirt fabric, so, combined with the colour, the Miramar feels very preppy.  I feel like I ought to be wearing it with a grosgrain belt and driving mocs (sans socks, natch). Since I don’t have either of those (I guess I have lots of grosgrain, and belt findings, so could have made one!) I paired it with my clamdigging shorts (suitably preppy name, and eminently practical for the occasion), my favourite sunnies, and bare feet. I did actually wear shoes for most of the outfit’s outing.   I was wearing this for a walk through the Karori Cemetary with the Wellington Sewing bloggers, visiting …

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders

Where to get lingerie elastic for the Wonder Unders

One of the comments my testers had for the Scroop Wonder Unders pattern is that a guide to where to buy the elastics I recommend would be helpful.  So here ’tis! Obviously I recommend starting with your local fabric and craft store (if you don’t support them, they aren’t going to continue to exist!), but if you don’t have a small, locally owned store to shop at, it’s very easy to get suitable elastic online. Here is a short list of companies that sell picot, pre-folded and foldable elastic.  They are sorted by location, and then alphabetically.  I am not affiliated with any of them except Made Marion Craft, nor have I tested their services. Australia & NZ: Booby Traps (NSW Australia) Everything you need!  Picot elastics! Fold-over elastics!  Tricot!  Fabrics! Elle-Joan’s Lingerie Findings (NZ)   A nice selection of picot elastic, and a small selection of fold-over elastic.  Payment by direct deposit only. Made Marion Craft (Wellington, NZ) A great selection of fold-over elastics are available in store, as well as picot elastics in the basic colours. …

Scroop Wonder Unders

Introducing the Scroop Wonder Unders!

Yay!  It’s here!  It’s done! I’m extremely pleased to announce the latest Scroop Pattern: the Wonder Unders: Making my own undergarments is a little thing, but it’s something that makes me happy every day, as I get to put on a slip, singlet camisole, or knickers that fit me exactly, are made out of fabric that I love, and that work perfectly under my other clothes.  Undergarments aren’t as exciting as fancy frocks, but they are every bit as satisfying over time. Just like the Miramar Top, Dress & Tunic pattern, the Wonder Unders feature easy, anyone-can-do-it knit sewing.  They do require a sewing machine that does a zig-zag stitch, but nothing fancier than that! The Wonder Unders pattern features classic three-piece Knickers with full bottom-coverage and sit approximately 10cm / 4” below the navel. The Singlet Camisole and Dress Slip feature scoop necks and straight backs. The Singlet Camisole fits snugly through the bust, and loosens slightly over the waist and hips, finishing at mid hip. The Dress Slip has a slightly A-line skirt with two length …