Friday, June 3, 2016

Stuck On Scallops

One of my favorite sewing touches is scallops!  Pretty on a hem, as trim, on a neckline, on kids or grown-ups.. this sweet touch is never out of style.  It can make something simple look really high-class!  Let's look at some patterns, shall we? :)

Madame Weigel's 3284 via the Vintage Pattern Wiki
This is one of the earliest patterns I could find with scallop detail!  This cute child's coat has scallop trim on the cuffs and collar.  This little coat would still look darling on a child today.

McCall 3957 via Vintage Pattern Wiki
This early McCall "waist" blouse features a simple two-scallop button closure, with or without collar.

Butterick 3067 via the Vintage Pattern Wiki
Scallops continued to be a popular motif into the 1920s as seen here in this beautiful Butterick pattern.  The closure imitates the interesting design at the waist.

Butterick 3284 via the Vintage Pattern Wiki
Here scallops are used creatively at the waistline seam as well as on the collar. A flattering look!

Simplicity 2000 via the Vintage Pattern Wiki
Another interesting design seen here.. check out the cuffs!

Now let's look at some pretty scallop-featuring patterns from the Pattern Patter Team!

McCall 6994
I love the scalloped asymmetrical closure on this awesome dress!  From  DRC Rose Patterns.

The American Weekly, 3808
This one has a neato detachable capelet with a scalloped edge.. how cool is that? :)  From Erika With A K.

Spaeda S-328
This cool dress features double buttons in each scallop.  Designer pattern from Kinsey Sue.

Mail Order 698
Scallops on the edge of an apron are always in fashion!  Not to mention, an easy way to dress up a simple design.  From Sandritocat.

Simplicity 2796
Scallops all over on this lovely 1940s number from Fancywork.  Figure flattering dart fitting, too.

Mail Order 1750
Don't leave out the kiddos!  Even the little bloomers have scallop detail.  So cute from Pengy Patterns.

Simplicity 6249

Not just for day clothes, put them on your pajamas and housecoat, too. :)  Rose's Pattern Treasury.

Simplicity 5928
Or matching dresses for girl and doll from Daisy Kingdom?  Pitter Pattern Place.

Advance 2392
Grey Dog Vintage has this unusual pattern with criss-cross or asymmetrical scalloped neckline.

Simplicity 3875
A contrasting scallop looks like a million bucks!  From Sydcam 123.

Simplicity 8172
Happy I Found It has this cute 1960s mini-dress... add a little spark to such a simple dress.

Simplicity 3499
A fascinating button-on bolero with scalloped hem!  Really unique and beautiful.  Pretty Pattern Shop.

Butterick 3212 Vintage Pattern Wiki
I just had to end with this cute little hat!  TOO adorable!

I hope you enjoyed this little entry.

Here's a Tutorial on sewing scallops if you should like to do them yourself, or need a little refresher.

Here's more patterns featuring scallops from the Pattern Patter Team!

Happy sewing!


  1. Love ...Love Scallop detail on clothing !
    Those hats are so cute !
    Great blog entry as always !

  2. Gorgeous patterns, as always, and so feminine!

  3. Love seeing scallops used in so many different ways. Great post!

  4. Scallops are a wonderful detail and not as hard as one might think, thank you for a great post!

  5. They can add so much personality to a garment. Love all of these examples.

  6. Wonderful examples. The hats are so sweet. And I'm especially fond of the housecoat - so much more attractive than my old terrycloth!