Get ready for even more Selina Blouse tester makes gorgeousness!
Here’s Part 2 of the tester makes. Â Today’s makes are all the historical makes. Â By random coincidence they are also almost all in classic white. Â 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)!
Now for the historical fabulosity!
Jaya of @jayagracecostumes
Jaya’s photos have the most wonderful, dreamy, Anne of Green Gables feel.
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.
Jaya made View A in Size 36, graded down to a Size 34 in the peplum. Â Check out her instagram to see all her other beautiful makes.
Sally made View B for her classic white Selina. Â Her take on it is equally beautiful. Â How perfect is that fit!?
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.
Myrthe made View A in Size 44, with a Size 40 back. Â 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. Â It’s really such a blank slate: you could do anything with it. Â What did she do? Â Ruffles!
Her inspiration? Â The beautiful blouse in the lower right corner of this 1915 mail order catalogue she owns (shared with her permission):
Like the Selina it has raglan sleeves and a V neck. Â Take the Selina and add a cascade of ruffles down the front, and there you have it! Â And isn’t it gorgeous!
I love that she took the pattern and showed what you could do with it based on period information. Â Brilliant and beautiful!
Michaela made a Size 38, with a Size 32 peplum
Robescherie already appeared in yesterdays post, but she’s here again because she made three versions. Â I can’t decide if yesterday’s black blouse or this white one is my favourite:
That floral voile! Â So fabulous!
She also made a coloured version. Â Doesn’t it work perfectly with the yellows of spring?
Robescherie made View A in Size 40, with adjustments to the peplum following the alterations and fitting guide given in the pattern.
I’ve had Mie test a couple of Scroop Patterns, because she always provides incredibly thoughtful feedback, and makes beautiful garments. Â Her Selina Blouse is no exception!
She chose a sweet floral print for her blouse. Â Aren’t her photos gorgeous? Â Like film stills.
Mie made View A with no collar in a straight Size 34.
Costume Kullan made the loveliest Selina in an adorable polka dotted cotton. Â She used it because it was the only suitable thing at her local fabric store, but I think it’s perfect! Â (Obviously I’m a fan of polka dots for this blouse: just look at the version I put on the pattern cover!)
Plus, she already has a gorgeous skirt and hat to match! Â And she’s already written a great post about being a pattern tester, and her blouse.
She made View A, and a straight Size 46.
Hope of @historical_hopesÂ
Like Michaela of @parallelsofthepast, Hope really played with the possibilities of View B. Â She added lace, and paired it with a matching skirt to create a ‘lingerie frock’.
Isn’t it just divine?
All those lace insets and floaty panels! Â So beautiful!
Hope made a Size 40, with alterations to the peplum using the Fitting and Alterations Guide.
Cela of @totchipandaÂ
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.
It’s brilliant 1910s colour madness at its best and I love it.
Cela made View A in size 40.
Elizabeth of @littleantiqueme
And to finish off, another beautifully classic white version of the Selina.
Perfectly 1915, and absolutely timeless.
Such crisp details in her cuff! Â And wonderful period hair and accessories.
She made a Size 30.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to these testers, and to the ones I showed yesterday. Â You are wonderful and so helpful.