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Scroop Patterns & Sizing: thoughts on being size inclusive as an indie pattern designer

There has been a big discussion on sizing, and being size inclusive, in the sewing community in the last few days. I posted a little bit about the Scroop Patterns sizing range, how Scroop Patterns started, and why I chose the size range I did on instagram. However, I thought this is really something that deserves a longer, more thoughtful blog post. IG’s word count is pretty limited! Scroop Patterns grew out of my work as a sewing teacher, and as a result, being as size inclusive as possible was one of the primary goals of the pattern line from the very beginning. The most common reason people give for coming to a sewing class is because they can’t find ready-to-wear (RTW) clothes that fit properly. When I started teaching sewing it was incredibly hard to find patterns that women in a whole range of sizes could make. The Big5 options were blah and often terribly drafted, and almost no indie pattern labels went above a 44″ bust. I hated having to tell women that …

Scroop Patterns Eastbourne Trousers

Meet the Scroop Eastbourne Trousers!

Meet the newest Scroop Pattern: the Eastbourne Trousers!  With two lengths, two yoke options, the ability to go from casual to work to glam depending on the fabric, really clever sewing techniques that deliver a lot of impact for your much sewing effort, and HUGE POCKETS, these are pretty awesome trousers! (at least we think so!) The Eastbourne Trousers are named for the lovely coastal suburb of Eastbourne, which sits on the eastern shore of Wellington Harbour.   The area is famous for its forests of native plants, beautiful bays, cute period cottages, and sheltered beaches.   It was a popular summer retreat for well-off Wellingtonians, including Katherine Mansfield’s family, in the late 19th and early 20th century, and is still an ideal place to escape the pressures of city life.  The areas vintage charm and relaxed feel are perfectly captured in the Eastbourne Trousers. The pattern comes in the full Scroop Patterns size range, from 34″-56″ hips Get your Eastbourne Trouser Pattern Here

Scroop Patterns call for pattern testers

Scroop Patterns – Call for Testers!

UPDATE: Testing applications are now CLOSED.  Thank you all for your interest! I’ve got a new Scroop Pattern ready to be tested! The Pattern: Wide legged trousers or culottes inspired by my 1930s Deco Mermaid Beach Pyjama trousers – but with updates for modern construction and fit.  They have front pleats, a pointed yoke, a loose, comfortable, dropped crotch seam, and a centre back invisible zip.  And pockets! Make them in linen, cotton, or rayon for summer, or wool for winter.  In dressy silks and satins they are glamorous enough for formal wear.   The pattern comes in the full Scroop Patterns size range, from size 30-52 Sizes 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 Body Measurements in Inches Bust 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 Waist 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 Hips 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 Body Measurements in Centimeters Bust 76.5 81 86 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 …