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Scroop Patterns: Call for Testers for a new dress pattern

I’ve got a new Scroop Pattern ready to be tested! The Pattern: A timeless princess seamed dress with a deliciously swishy skirt that will make you feel like dancing every time you wear it. It features princess seams that skim the body, with pattern pieces for Small (A-B), Medium (C-D) & Full (DD/E+) busts, front buttons, and a flattering scooped neck. View A ends at mid calf and has flutter sleeves and inseam pockets.  View B ends just below the knee, and has short sleeves and patch pockets.  Mix and match sleeves and pockets for a variety of looks.  The dress looks beautiful in light-midweight fabrics with good draping qualities in cottons, linens, rayon/viscose, wool, and synthetics.  Suggested fabrics are rayon/viscose and cotton challis; rayon/viscose twills; tropical weight wools; lightweight wool crepe; soft linens in twill and plain weaves.  The pattern comes in the full Scroop Patterns size range, from size 30-56, with pattern pieces for Small (A-B), Medium (C-D) & Full (DD/E+) busts Testers: For this pattern I need testers who are low-intermediate or higher level sewers with some experience sewing buttons & buttonholes. You will also need to: be …

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Scroop Patterns on Sale!

I was a little late deciding if this was going to happen, but it should be worth it!  All digital Scroop Patterns are on sale! Get 25% off everything from now until midnight on Saturday the 7th of December (NZ time – so that’s the 6th for most of the rest of the world). Use the code: Pie&Patterns At checkout to get your discount! Happy shopping and happy sewing!

The Augusta Stays: Inspiration, or a survey of 1780s stays

Rather than basing the Augusta Stays on one particular pair of extant stays, we took inspiration from a number of surviving stays, to create a stay pattern that reflected the most common and popular features of 1780s stays. Amber used her experience in mantua making and stay fitting to pick boning layouts that would be most flattering and comfortable on a wide range of bodies. She also chose design elements that adapt well to the modern alternatives to historical materials, and construction methods that are moderately easy: good for sewists attempting their first pair of fully historical stays. Here are some of the stays that we looked at to inform the Augusta pattern. Each features the partial front lacing, scooped neckline, and forward thrusting silhouette of the 1780s, but there are subtle differences in boning layouts, tab design, strap fastening, and fabric and finishes. I will admit that not much of this pair made it into the final pattern, but I still love the fabulous colour, and it did influence our tab shapes: