I'm in the middle of drafting the sewing instructions for my next pattern. It's the one most requested - this one:
I must confess that this is my favourite dress pattern from the Townmouse range. Adelaide has had quite a few of these over the years. I'm calling it the Adelaide Sundress.
Before I send the pattern out to testing I have to make sure my own instructions make sense. I've made the above in a pretty Liberty to make sure I remember all the correct steps for assembling it.
I've had a lot of requests for my patterns in larger sizes. I've graded the pattern up to a size 10 - an easy thing to do because this is not a fitted garment. So my sample today is in a size 10. I will be persuading ten year old Henri to try it on for me tonight. I used to get away with this when my boys were much younger. I'm not liking my chances of convincing a ten year old boy to put on a dress!
Now I have the long task of finishing off the instruction diagrams. Each one of these can take many hours. Then I will be writing the instructions to accompany them. I hope to have the pattern ready for launch at the beginning of September - our Spring.
Would you like to help me? Would you like to test this pattern? I need a few seamstresses of varying skill levels to test my pattern for me. I can guarantee the fit will be correct, because this dress has already been made in the hundreds. I need a little help though, in picking up any little detail in the pattern and instructions that is incorrect or could be improved upon. If you're up for the challenge, please fill in this form and I will be in touch. Hopefully I will have a complete pattern to send to testers within a week or so.
UPDATE: Thank you for all your lovely and generous responses. This request for testing has now closed. Stay tuned for the pattern's release.
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