Scroop Patterns

The Selina Blouse: the tester makes Part II: historical

@jayagracecostumes in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Get ready for even more Selina Blouse tester makes gorgeousness!

Here’s Part 2 of the tester makes.  Today’s makes are all the historical makes.  By random coincidence they are also almost all in classic white.  So it’s a round up post showing how different the Selina can look in a dozen different white fabrics (and a couple of florals and spots)!

The Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse ScroopPatterns.com

In Part 1 I showed all the testers who styled their Selina for modern or historybounding wear.

Now for the historical fabulosity!

Jaya of @jayagracecostumes

Jaya’s photos have the most wonderful, dreamy, Anne of Green Gables feel.

@jayagracecostumes in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Her Selina is a great example of how well the blouse works in a lighter fabric with more drape – and how well it works tucked in.

@jayagracecostumes in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Jaya made View A in Size 36, graded down to a Size 34 in the peplum.   Check out her instagram to see all her other beautiful makes.

Sally

Sally made View B for her classic white Selina.  Her take on it is equally beautiful.  How perfect is that fit!?

Sally in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

It’s a side note to the blouse itself, but I love her braid coils: it’s a 1910s hairstyle that not many people do, but occasionally you see it in fashion magazines or photos, and I love seeing it in person.

Sally in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Myrthe made View A in Size 44, with a Size 40 back.  This is an easy way to accomodate a narrower back and fuller bust.

Michaela of @parallelsofthepast

Michaela really loved the possibilities for embellishment that View B allows.  It’s really such a blank slate: you could do anything with it.  What did she do?  Ruffles!

Michaela of @parallelsofthepast in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Her inspiration?  The beautiful blouse in the lower right corner of this 1915 mail order catalogue she owns (shared with her permission):

Michaela of @parallelsofthepast in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Like the Selina it has raglan sleeves and a V neck.  Take the Selina and add a cascade of ruffles down the front, and there you have it!  And isn’t it gorgeous!

Michaela of @parallelsofthepast in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

I love that she took the pattern and showed what you could do with it based on period information.  Brilliant and beautiful!

Michaela made a Size 38, with a Size 32 peplum

@Robescherie 

Robescherie already appeared in yesterdays post, but she’s here again because she made three versions.  I can’t decide if yesterday’s black blouse or this white one is my favourite:

@Robescherie in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

That floral voile!  So fabulous!

@Robescherie in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

She also made a coloured version.  Doesn’t it work perfectly with the yellows of spring?

@Robescherie in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Beautiful!

Robescherie made View A in Size 40, with adjustments to the peplum following the alterations and fitting guide given in the pattern.

Mie

I’ve had Mie test a couple of Scroop Patterns, because she always provides incredibly thoughtful feedback, and makes beautiful garments.  Her Selina Blouse is no exception!

Mie in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

She chose a sweet floral print for her blouse.  Aren’t her photos gorgeous?  Like film stills.

Mie in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Mie made View A with no collar in a straight Size 34.

Costume Kullan

Costume Kullan made the loveliest Selina in an adorable polka dotted cotton.  She used it because it was the only suitable thing at her local fabric store, but I think it’s perfect!  (Obviously I’m a fan of polka dots for this blouse: just look at the version I put on the pattern cover!)

Costume Kullan in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Plus, she already has a gorgeous skirt and hat to match!  And she’s already written a great post about being a pattern tester, and her blouse.

https://www.facebook.com/costumekullan in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

She made View A, and a straight Size 46.

Hope of @historical_hopes 

Like Michaela of @parallelsofthepast, Hope really played with the possibilities of View B.  She added lace, and paired it with a matching skirt to create a ‘lingerie frock’.

@historical_hopes in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Isn’t it just divine?

@historical_hopes in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

All those lace insets and floaty panels!   So beautiful!

@historical_hopes in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Hope made a Size 40, with alterations to the peplum using the Fitting and Alterations Guide.

Cela of @totchipanda 

Instead of classic white, Cela made their blouse in classic blue – and then paired it with a green skirt (the Wearing History 1910s suit skirt) in emerald green.

Cela of @totchipanda in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

It’s brilliant 1910s colour madness at its best and I love it.

Cela of @totchipanda in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Cela made View A in size 40.

But wait, there’s more!  You absolutely must check out Cela’s instagram, and keep an eye on their blog: they already turned the Selina Blouse into a dress, and will be blogging how they did it!

Elizabeth of @littleantiqueme

And to finish off, another beautifully classic white version of the Selina.

@littleantiqueme in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Perfectly 1915, and absolutely timeless.

@littleantiqueme in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Such crisp details in her cuff!  And wonderful period hair and accessories.

@littleantiqueme in the Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

She made a Size 30.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to these testers, and to the ones I showed yesterday.  You are wonderful and so helpful.

6 Comments

  1. Erika says

    I always enjoy the ‘tester-makes’ posts. It is inspiring to see all the variations and the creativity!

    • Elise says

      Me too! So many possibilities and all made possible by a thoughtful pattern.

  2. nofixedstars says

    oooooohhh, so much prettiness. well done, all.

    and now i think i am especially in love with this blouse in all white. and i am loving it in very fine, thin, floaty fabrics. i forgot to mention earlier how much i like the cuff treatment on this blouse, too.

  3. The wonderful thing with white is it seems easy to show all the beautiful detailing.

    I’m so in love with this blouse, I just bought it. I made from a diagram I found on pinterest, a blouse with a top gathered onto a sort of inbuilt peplum, from the 20s though, I think. It worked surprisingly well on my hourglass figure. Now I’m going to try this one!

    Thankyou so much Leimomi, for making this gorgeous pattern and all the testers for showing us possibilities!

  4. I like all of these but – completely unrelated – I also must comment on the side coils! I knew it from the 20s, I didn’t realise it also worked for the 10s, aaand… it really is such a cute hairstyle! 🙂
    The more I see of those cuffs, the more I love them.

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