When Amber and I designed the Scroop + Virgil’s Fine Goods 18th century mantle patterns we tried to keep the amount of extra specialist notions you’d need to have to make a beautiful mantle to a minimum. So the pattern includes pattern pieces and instructions for mantles with fabric bindings, but…you can also bind your mantles with purchased ribbon. Here’s how!
Amber of Virgil’s Fine Goods and I have another fabulous late 18th century pattern almost finished, so we need testers to help us check the final fit and instruction details. The pattern is a fashionable ‘Italian’ Gown with two bodice views, three sleeve length options, and two front closure options.
The Sophia testers were just as fantastic and helpful as the Marie and Charlotte test groups. In some ways they had the biggest job: the biggest mantles, and a bunch of techniques that aren’t in the other two patterns, because the Sophia is the most unique in construction.