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Call for pattern testers for a petticoat (or skirt!) pattern with options from 1890-1920

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I’ve been hard at worn on the next Scroop Pattern, and have a fabulous, versatile petticoat (or modern skirt) pattern ready to test.  So, that means I need testers to help make sure it’s absolutely perfect!

If you’d like to help test the petticoat, keep reading to learn all about it, and how to apply…

The Pattern:

Scroop Petticoat Line Drawings

A versatile four-gored petticoat with all the delicious finishing details that make late-Victorian and early 20th century lingerie so beautiful.

With four views based on extant garments and original patterns, the pattern creates the correct silhouette for fashions from 1890-1920, but also looks fantastic as a modern skirt.

View A works perfectly under the Fantail Skirt.  View B is great for the slim silhouette of  1909-1914.  Views C & D are perfect for the Kilbirnie Skirt and other mid-1910s skirts.

Make it in silk or lawn as a historical petticoat, or linen as a modern skirt.

The pattern goes from a 24”/61cm waist to a 50”/127cm waist.

Scroop Petticoat Size Chart

Testers:

This is an easy-intermediate pattern.  Prior historical sewing experience is not required, but testers should be comfortable with both machine and hand sewing.

The pattern features historically accurate construction details.  It’s been designed as a historical petticoat pattern, but can also be worn as a modern skirt.

As part of the application you’ll need to indicate if you plan to test this as a historical garment or as a modern skirt.  If it’s the first you’ll need have a photo of yourself in a corset that matches the era of the view you plan to make (i.e. if you want to make View B, C or D you’ll need a 1910s corset like the Rilla Corset) that you can send a link for.

To be a tester you will need to:

  • Be able to print patterns in A4, A0, US Letter or US full sized Copyshop paper sizes
  • Have the time to sew up the item. You’ll have 10 days (with two full weekends) to make a finished petticoat, photograph it, and provide feedback (for reference, I can make either view in under 6 hours from cut to finish)
  • Be able to photograph your make being worn, and be willing for us to share your photos on this blog and instagram.
  • Provide clear feedback
  • Agree to a confidentially agreement regarding the pattern

I would hugely appreciate it if testers would share their finished make once the pattern launches, but this is not mandatory.  I’m asking for TESTERS, not marketers.

As always I’m looking for a range of testers. I need a spread of geographical location, body type, sewing experience, and personal style.

Social Media

Having a social media presence helps your chances of being chosen as a tester, but isn’t necessarily a requirement.

I’m significantly more likely to choose testers who have an online social media presence, as that means I can really see and analyse their sewing, and how they think about sewing, when I’m choosing testers.

I do occasionally choose testers who don’t have social media, especially if they fill a less common demographic.

The Timeline:

Materials:

If you’re selected to test I’ll let you know and send you the materials requirements, line drawings, and the full pattern description by 6pm NZ time on Thursday the 15th of July.  This is Wed the 14th for most of the rest of the world.

Lace:

An important heads up: this pattern uses a LOT of lace.  Views A & C use just under 10 yards/9 meters (7 1/4 yards/ 6.5 meters of insertion lace, and 2 3/4 yards/2.5m hemming lace) in Size 40.

Patterns:

I will send out a digital copy of the pattern to testers before 10pm NZ time on Friday the 23th of July.

Testing & Reviewing:

This should be a fairly quick, easy sew.  Testing will go for 10 days.

Testers will have until 10pm NZ time on Monday the 2nd of August to finish their petticoat/skirt and provide photos and feedback.

To Apply:

Fill out this form!

Make sure you have a link to an image of yourself in a period-appropriate corset if you plan to make a historical version.

Scroop Petticoat Testers Wanted

What you get:

Pattern testers will get a digital copy of the final pattern, lots of thanks, and features on my blog and IG.

2 Comments

  1. Ooooh!
    I’m not in a position to be a tester, but suffice it to say that I shall watch this pattern’s progress with great interest!

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