All posts tagged: 1780s

Rate the Dress: Fresh green française stripes

This week’s Rate the Dress may be familiar to many of you.  For others, it may be a happy (or, this being Rate the Dress, indifferent) introduction.  Whichever the case, I hope you enjoy looking at it more closely! Last Week: an 1810s dress is very, very yellow silk There’s quite a lot that people agreed on about last week’s frock.  You agreed the dress was indeed very historically-accurate-Bridgerton-esque.  That it was most likely later than the date given by the family (which did mean it was exactly the right era to be worn by the sisters).  You almost all thought the sleeves were very nice indeed.  And that the hem treatment was clumsy and unrefined, but that the overall effect was deliciously sunny and happy. In fact, this was one of the most concensus-y dresses we’ve had in a long time.  There was two ratings for 10, and one for 6, but every other rating clusetered in the 7-9 range, with the vast majority at 8-8.5.  Which means it should be no surprise that the …

Scroop Patterns + Virgil's Fine Goods Amalia Jacket scrooppatterns.com

It’s here! Meet the Amalia Jacket pattern!

We are so excited to announce the arrival of the Amalia Jacket pattern: a fashionable late 18th century jacket pattern: Buy the pattern here! – and get 10% off for the first week! We know it’s been a long wait for the second Scroop Patterns + Virgil’s Fine Goods collaboration, but we think it will have been worth it. We put so much work into this pattern to make it as well fitted, historically accurate, easy to make, and fun to wear as possible. Hopefully you’ll like the result! The Amalia Jacket pattern features two views, with different front, sleeve, and skirt options. Mix and match the views for a whole range of looks. The detailed historically accurate sewing instructions cover everything you need to make your own beautiful versions, from first fitting to final trimming. There’s even a guide to making sleeve ruffles, tuckers, and fichu! The pattern comes in bust sizes 30″-52″ (76-132cm). To help you get the perfect fit there’s a 7-page fitting and pattern alteration guide. Both views feature a fitted bodice designed …