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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 …

Ngaio Blouse FBA Scroop Patterns

Doing a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) on the Ngaio Blouse

The Ngaio Blouse pattern comes with separate pattern pieces for Small (A-B), Medium (C-DD/E) & Large (F+) cup sizes.  This means it works for people with high and full bust differences from 2″-4″. If your high-full bust difference is more than 4″ (or you just find it a big snug across the bust), here’s how to do a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) on the Ngaio Blouse. First, because I’m a massive nerd, and love explaining why things need to happen, rather than just telling people they do, here’s all the why’s behind FBAs and the Ngaio blouse. Why you might need an FBA The way I have you calculate cup size in the Ngaio Blouse pattern is to measure the difference between your full bust measure, and your high bust measure: The bigger the difference between your high bust and your full bust, the bigger your cup size. It’s a simple but effective system, but does have some drawbacks, because it’s only two measurements. I discuss this system, why it’s used, why it works, but …