UPDATE: Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied!
I’m extremely excited that I have a new 1910s blouse pattern ready to test – which of course means I need testers to help make sure it’s as awesome as possible.
If you’d like to help test the blouse, keep reading to learn more, and how to apply…
A classic 1910s blouse based on an extant example, featuring design details which first appeared in high-fashion in late 1913, and which were most popular from 1915-18.
This is an intermediate pattern. Prior historical sewing experience is not required, but testers should be comfortable making garments and sewing buttonholes.
The pattern features historically accurate construction details. It’s been designed as a historical pattern, but could also work for historybounding.
I’m primarily looking for testers who want to wear this as a historical garment, and have the correct undergarments to wear it with. As part of the application you’ll need to indicate if you plan to test this as a historical garment, or for historybounding. If it’s the first you’ll need have a photo of yourself in a 1913-18 suitable corset (such as the Rilla Corset) that you can send a link for.
To be a tester you will 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. You’ll have one week to sew a toile and check the initial fit, and a further two week to make a finished blouse, photograph it, and provide feedback (for reference, I can make View A from fabric to done in under 6 hours)
- Be able to photograph your make being worn, and be willing for us to share your photos on this blog and instagram.
- Provide clear feedback
- Agree to a confidentially agreement regarding the pattern
I would hugely appreciate it if testers would share their finished make once the pattern launches, but this is not mandatory. I’m asking for TESTERS, not marketers.
As always I’m looking for a range of testers. I need a spread 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 by 6pm NZ time on Wednesday the 10th of March. This is Tue the 9th for most of the rest of the world.
I will send out a digital copy of the pattern to testers before 10pm NZ time on Tuesday the 16th of March.
Testing & Reviewing:
This should be a fairly quick, easy sew. Testing will go for three weeks. We will ask for a toile check in one week in.
Testers will have until 10pm NZ time on Tuesday the 23rd of March to do an initial toile of the blouse and respond to the initial set of testing questions.
I’ll need testers to be finished with their blouse and provide photos and feedback by 10pm NZ Time on Tuesday the 6th of April.
What you get:
Pattern testers will get a digital copy of the final pattern, lots of thanks, and features on my blog and our IGs.
Fill out the Application Form!
Hope to hear from you!