Scroop Patterns

Introducing the Scroop Miramar Dress, Top & Tunic!

It’s here!  Say hello to the newest Scroop pattern: the Miramar Dress, Top & Tunic.

The Miramar Dress, Top & Tunic

The Miramar is one of the most popular patterns that I teach with, and is also one of my favourite wardrobe staples for myself.  It is  designed to be a super easy introduction to sewing with knits for beginner sewist, and a fun, quick make for those with more experience.

Like my first pattern, the Henrietta Maria Dress and Top, the Miramar comes in my full size range: from bust 30″ to bust 50″, and has been tested in every size by my sewing students, and some awesome pattern testers, so you can be confident that it really does work on actual  bodies.

All three garments feature a V-neck with self-collar, and short or 3/4 length cut-on sleeves. The top sits at mid hip, and the tunic at mid thigh. The dress loosens below the hips to form a softly flared skirt that ends at the knee.

The Scroop Patterns Miramar Dress, Top & Tunic,

In warm  knits the dress makes great autumn and winter wear paired with tights and boots.

It’s shown here in a merino wool crepe knit with 40% stretch in both directions.

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The tunic goes perfectly over leggings or jeans.  Mr D says that this tunic with leggings is his favourite of all the outfits that I’ve ever made – quite a commendation!

The Scroop Patterns Miramar Dress, Top & Tunic,

My version is made of a merino/bamboo viscose blend jacquard knit from Levana Fabrics, with 30% stretch in each direction.

The top is a little dressier than a T-shirt, while being easier to make, and just as comfortable.

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My short sleeved version is shown in a cotton/spandex blend with 40% stretch across the width, and 30% stretch along the length.

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The long-sleeved version is shown in a merino/spandex  blend with 50% stretch across the length and width.

The 3/4 sleeve versions of top, dress and tunic are  my go-to top pattern for transitional spring and autumn weather, and in summer the short sleeve top is perfect with shorts and fun skirts.

The Miramar is named after Wellington’s Miramar peninsula, home to Wellington’s film industry, including Weta Workshops, as well as a spectacular coastline, with  some of my favourite beaches and stretches of wild rocky shore.  I’ve had many adventures in Miramar while wearing a Miramar – here’s to you having lots of adventures in your own Miramars, all around the world!

The Scroop Patterns Miramar Dress, Top & Tunic,

Get yours here!  


  1. Next time I make t-shirts, I was planning on doing a different pattern. This will be the one I try.

  2. Deanna says

    Great to see a new Scroop pattern! Looks very nice, and versatile!

    • Thank you! There will be more soon! I swear it’s not going to take nearly as long between the last pattern and this one as between this one and the next!

      • Deanna says

        Life can get in the way of our schedules! I enjoy the new patterns no matter how soon, or “later” they show up. 🙂

  3. Janet van Dompseler says

    What size ranges does it come in? And how does one order?


      Hi Janet!

      Like the Henrietta Maria pattern, it comes in bust sizes 30″ to 50″. 🙂

      Click on any picture in the blog post, or the links given at the top and bottom of the post to go through to Scroop Patterns to place your order. When you order, you’ll receive an email with a link to a digital download – so you can get started sewing right away!

  4. Lyn Swan says

    I love this pattern and will be ordering it soon. My only concern is that I have never used a digital download pattern. I may have to get some help!

    • Yay! Glad you like it! Digital download patterns are pretty easy to use.

      Would it help if I do a tutorial on taping the Miramar together?

      • Elise says

        I’d like a tutorial! I’ve often wondered how the digital downloads worked, since I’ve only used the onion-paper variety. I’m no longer a sewer, though, so it was just be nerding for me. But if anyone else–who actually sews–is interested…

  5. Birdmommy says

    I’m glad this is the pattern on offer! I’ve been looking for a ‘nicer than a t-shirt knit top’, and this pattern looks like a winner.

  6. Yay! Congrats on getting it all done and up for sale.

    I really highly recommend this pattern. It’s incredibly versatile, and very flattering.

    • Ooooh…what an intriguing idea! You could probably get away with doing a short sleeve version in a stretchy bias fabric, but I think the long sleeved version would bind around the arms in anything but a knit, even if you went up a size or two. It’s just too hard to get a 30% stretch in a bias.

      If you do try it, please share how it went!

      I will be doing a tutorial for a flutter sleeved version, which might work even better in a bias.

  7. Claire Payne says

    Oh my gosh! I can hardly contain my excitement! This looks like one of those dream patterns one makes in every suitable fabric in the stash. I shall order one straight away for my Labour Day weekend sewing fest. Thank you and well done (I just know that it will be fabulous because I know how much you pay attention to detail).

  8. Catherine says

    So here’s a question — I like this and could definitely see making many of them . . . but my current sewing machine is my mom’s Singer Featherweight from the 1960s — not only do I not have a serger, I don’t even have a zigzag stitch, just a straight stitch. I’m assuming that puts this out of the range of possibilities for me at that moment?

    • Hi Catherine,

      Glad you like the pattern! There is a way to sew knits with a straight stitch – you stretch the fabric as you sew, to build in the stretch. It can be a bit tricky to do, and isn’t suitable for all knits, as it warps really unstable knits, but when it works its very successful.

      The Miramar includes a list of all the ways you could sew it (overlocking/serging, zig-zag, lightning stitch, and stretch-as-you-sew) and includes their pros and cons. I’ll also be doing a more detailed blog post on the possibilities later this week, with lots of photos.

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