Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sewing Stream: Pattern Testing for CINO


I have thought that it would be fun to be a pattern tester for while, but I never knew how people got those gigs! Back in April I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw that Craftiness is Not Optional was looking for pattern testers for her new Lulu Dress and Top pattern. Somehow I saw it shortly after she posted it, rather than days later, and was able to fill out the tester questionnaire in time to qualify! We had about 2 weeks to sew and submit our reviews, which was great! Except that we were moving in 3 weeks. Except I unexpectedly had my appendix out after signing up. I was mostly convinced that I'd need to fore-fit my spot. However, after a few days of laying on the couch, I was able to sit for short amounts of time at the table to cut out and sew my dress for Miss H.


This dress was a very quick and easy sew! The top is designed for knits, which is a fun switch. It would be a good project to learn knit sewing on if you are new to knits. I made a size 4 with cap sleeves and skirt pockets. I used some knit strawberry fabric (Heather Ross's Briar Rose) and some yarn dyed Essex. I was sure it would be too long for her, but she loves it because it makes her "look like Elsa." She is growing fast enough that I doubt the length will be an issue for long anyway. My dress was featured on CINO's Lulu Tester Pics blog. I am looking forward to making more dresses and tops with this pattern!



2 comments:

  1. this is so gorgeous! one of my faves, definitely. and you are amazing to power through to sew it up-wow!

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  2. Looks so great on her - love your fabric combo!

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