All posts tagged: Edwardian

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 …

Edwardian costuming for non-sewists

Edwardian-inspired fabulosity on Emily

A few months ago Nataya contacted me through instagram and asked if I’d do a sponsored post featuring one of their dresses. I don’t generally do sponsored posts because I have to actually love and need a thing in order to feel comfortable marketing it.  And I really don’t need any more pretty frocks… But I knew about Nataya because my friend Emily has raved about their dresses.  She’d always wanted to have the excuse to have one.  Hmmmmmm… Someone who I love and owe a lot of favours to (Emily is my tech wizard for this blog and Scroop Patterns!) loves the dresses and would look amazing in them… I sense a plan coming on! So I had a chat with Nataya and Emily, and they both agreed to a post featuring Emily in her favourite Nataya frock.  Three weeks ago a gorgeous dress arrived in the post in pretty pink packaging!  This is the 40163 Downton Abbey Tea Gown in mauve in size 2x. Emily tried it on, and I did a little …