Thursday, 17 July 2014

Pattern testing - can anyone help me please?

Yay, I think I have enough testers now, thank you all so much for responding! Xxx

Well hello there, I'd like to introduce you to something I have been working on lately! I have been putting this pattern together for far too long now and need a bit of a kick up the bum to get things finished, so I thought I would put a call out to anyone who might be interested in pattern testing it.

The pattern is for a simple shirt dress that also has options for a shirt, plain dress or plain top with a dip hem at the back. This is totally drawn from my own personal style and I decided upon this as my first pattern mainly due to the positive response to the following two dresses during me made May. This is a relatively simple make and it has cap/kimono sleeves so no sleeve setting in required. The fit is loose, but not too baggy (I hope!) and the top edges are finished with facings. There is a choice of a straight hem or a shaped hem for the dress and the top can be shaped on the front and back or just the back with a straight front hem.

My beloved stripe dress and denim dress are much worn and definitely wardrobe staples.

Please note that the above garments are modified by myself from existing patterns whereas the pattern I have created is drafted from scratch with no direct reference to the patterns for the above styles.

So what do I need?
  • I am aiming to get everything completed by mid-August to send out for testing. I'm nearly there, I just need to refine the pattern a bit and finish writing the instructions. So if you are available to make this up between then and the end of August this would suit me perfectly!
  • I have graded this to fit a size range of UK8 - 18, so a variety of sizes are needed for testing
  • If you do not have a blog then don't worry you can still apply for testing. It's more about checking the instructions and size
I think that's it really!

I'm not sure if I should be more secretive about this project, but it's not in my nature, so there you go. I know that I already have one tester in the bag, I just need to rustle up a few more (Jenna, hope you're still in!)

If you're interested then email me at rillafree(at)hotmail(dot)com and give me a guide as to the size you'd like to test, your sewing level and blog name if you have one (just so I can be nosey)

Eeek, please humour and someone send me an email!!!!