All posts filed under: Scroop Patterns

The Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse

Meet the Selina Blouse!

I’m extremely excited to introduce the latest Scroop Pattern: the Selina Blouse. This gorgeous mid-1910s blouse is the perfect addition to your historical costuming wardrobe, but works equally well for historybounding and modern wear. Buy the Selina Blouse pattern here! – and get 10% off for the first week! To celebrate the launch, the Selina Blouse pattern is 10% off from now until midnight on Friday 23 April, New Zealand time. I absolutely love 1910s fashions.  It was such an inventive era in fashion, but the clothes are also very practical and wearable.  The Selina Blouse pattern is taken from an extant garment in my collection and combines all the best bits of fun and wearability. View A is a direct replica of the original blouse and has a waistcoat-effect front and a collar. View B is based on fashion plates and patterns showing similar simple raglan sleeve blouses.  It has a plain front and no collar.  It’s the perfect palette for trim and embellishment, and for pairing with a novelty collar. Wear it out over …

Selina Testers Wanted

Call for Pattern Testers for a new 1910s blouse pattern!

UPDATE: Applications are now closed.  Thank you to everyone who applied! I’m extremely excited that I have a new 1910s blouse pattern ready to test – which of course means I need testers to help make sure it’s as awesome as possible. If you’d like to help test the blouse, keep reading to learn more, and how to apply… The Pattern: A classic 1910s blouse based on an extant example, featuring design details which first appeared in high-fashion in late 1913, and which were most popular from 1915-18. Testers: This is an intermediate pattern.  Prior historical sewing experience is not required, but testers should be comfortable making garments and sewing buttonholes. The pattern features historically accurate construction details.  It’s been designed as a historical pattern, but could also work for historybounding. I’m primarily looking for testers who want to wear this as a historical garment, and have the correct undergarments to wear it with.  As part of the application you’ll need to indicate if you plan to test this as a historical garment, or for …

Scroop Patterns + Virgil's Fine Goods Amalia Jacket

Jenni’s Amalia Jacket: a costuming community collaboration

When it came time to make samples for the Scroop + Virgil’s Fine Goods Amalia Jacket pattern I was in a bit of a quandary.  I made View A in my size, knowing Elisabeth would fit, and look absolutely stunning, in it. I really wanted my friend Jenni to model View B.  Jenni is a fabulous model – and I’ve tempted her into the dark and full of handsewing world of historical costuming, so she actually has a reason to have a personal Amalia Jacket.   But asking your model to make her own garment is more than a wee bit cheeky!  And Jenni has a rather full life of her own. She’s also been quite busy for the past year and then some illustrating a massive book, ‘Heart of Flame: Katherine Mansfield’s Flowers and Trees’, and then launching her first exhibition. So I offered her an Amalia & petticoat in return for her modelling it.  She gets a pretty 18th century ensemble, I got a gorgeous model, and got to give back to Jenni …