I’ve got a new Scroop Pattern ready to be tested!
A timeless princess seamed dress with a deliciously swishy skirt that will make you feel like dancing every time you wear it.
It features princess seams that skim the body, with pattern pieces for Small (A-B), Medium (C-D) & Full (DD/E+) busts, front buttons, and a flattering scooped neck. View A ends at mid calf and has flutter sleeves and inseam pockets. View B ends just below the knee, and has short sleeves and patch pockets. Mix and match sleeves and pockets for a variety of looks.
The dress looks beautiful in light-midweight fabrics with good draping qualities in cottons, linens, rayon/viscose, wool, and synthetics. Suggested fabrics are rayon/viscose and cotton challis; rayon/viscose twills; tropical weight wools; lightweight wool crepe; soft linens in twill and plain weaves.
The pattern comes in the full Scroop Patterns size range, from size 30-56, with pattern pieces for Small (A-B), Medium (C-D) & Full (DD/E+) busts
For this pattern I need testers who are low-intermediate or higher level sewers with some experience sewing buttons & buttonholes.
You will also need to:
- be able to print patterns in A4, A0, US Letter or US full sized Copyshop paper sizes
- have the time to sew up the item if you agree to be a tester for it
- be able to photograph your make being worn, and be willing for me to share your photos on this blog and instagram.
- be able to provide clear feedback
- be willing to agree to a confidentially agreement regarding the pattern
- have a blog or other format where you share and analyse your sewing
I would hugely appreciate it if you would share your finished make once the pattern launches, but this is not mandatory. I’m asking for TESTERS, not marketers. The requirement of a blog/other review format is to help me pick testers. I want to be able to see how you think about sewing, and that your experience level matches up to the pattern.
As always I’m be looking for a range of testers, in terms of geographical location, body type, sewing experience, and personal style.
If you’re selected to test I’ll let you know and send you the materials requirements, line drawings, and the full pattern description a week from now, by 12pm NZ time on Thur the 27th of Feb (Wed the 26th for most of the rest of the world).
I will send out a digital copy of the pattern to testers a week later, before 4pm NZ time on Thur the 5th of March.
Testing & Reviewing:
Testers will have until 4pm NZ time on Thur the 19th of March (14 days, with two full weekends) to sew the dress, and respond to the testing questions. I will need basic photos by this date, but if you want a further weekend to take better photographs I can wait until Sun the 29th of March for those.
What you get:
Pattern testers will get a digital copy of the final pattern, my eternal gratitude, and as much publicity as I can manage for your sewing.
Keen to be a tester for the dress pattern? please email me with the following:
- Your name
- Your high bust, full bust, waist and hip measures
- Your height
- A bit about your sewing experience — particularly dresses
- A link to your blog/Instagram/Flickr/Sewing Pattern Review profile/something else sewing-y presence
- A link to a sewing make with a review (so I can see how you think about and analyse your sewing)
- Do you have any other skills that would really make you an extra-super-awesome pattern tester? (i.e. experience copy-editing, cat pictures to bribe me with, 😉 )
- Where are you located (doesn’t need to be too specific – continent, country, state, whatever you’re comfortable with).
If you’ve already applied to/been a tester for Scroop Patterns in the past you are welcome to just copy and paste all the info into a new email, as long as nothing has changed.
Hope to hear from you!