Testing Call: Beausoleil Top & Dress
Thank you for your overwhelming support. The testing call is now closed. The Beausoleil Top & Dress pattern is now available in the shop.
Hi lovely ladies! The Beausoleil Top & Dress is ready for testing! Are you interested in testing this sewing pattern?
The focus point of the Beausoleil, of course, is the “cold shoulder”. This feature makes me think of a carefree lady strolling in the sun in a lush tropical resort, with gigantic sunglasses. (Here’s me trying to live up to my imagination, minus the sunglasses.)
I photographed the top version of the Beausoleil, but it also has a dress option.
Beausoleil Top & Dress Feature:
- A, B, C, D and DD Cups
- Dress and top options
- On-trend “cold shoulder” short kimono sleeves with cuffs
- Comfortable scoop neckline
- Center-back lapped zipper
- Easy-to-wear A-line skirt
- Patch pocket with dress option
Body and Finished Garment Measurements
Primary fabric Light-weight woven fabric, such as, cotton, linen, lightweight denim, rayon twill and crepe
Interfacing Lightweight tricot fusible interfacing
- 22” (55 cm) polyester all-purpose (coil) zipper (total zipper width 1″ or 2.5 cm)
- One set of hook and eye (Size 1)
- Regular zipper foot
I plan to start testing Monday, May 29, and would like to receive your modeled photos with your garments by Monday, June 5. But as always, if there’s any important change to the pattern, we’ll extend testing as needed.
Please only apply if you are interested in the style of the pattern. You will not have the opportunity to modify the style of the pattern (though you may choose to do so at your own time after the testing period). If you like your garment any other way, please forgo this testing call and wait for the next style that interests you. You are expected to choose a size based on your body measurements and sew the pattern as written for the purpose of testing. Blending sizes (from bust to waist/hip) and lengthening/shortening are OK.
The chosen testers will be invited to a private Facebook group where we can discuss the pattern, share pictures and discuss revisions. I will send the invite/link to the email that you provide. So please make sure you enter the correct email in the application form. Also please make sure that I am able to view the sample photos you submit; if I am not able to view your photos (i.e., viewing requires special permission that I do not have), then I will move onto the next application.
Please sign up using this application form if you are interested. Testing is one of the most crucial steps for producing a quality pattern. I appreciate your applying!
Will there be a sewalong for this pattern ?
Hi Carol, thank you for reaching out. If there is enough interest, a sew-along is possible. 🙂
ALL I can say is hurry hurry hurry, I want this shirt!! Another beauty!
I’d love to test this too.
Is it still open?
It’s just closed Emma. Thank you for your interest.
Oh no – I’m gutted. I commented on your original post – but didn’t realise I needed to apply through the FB group. 🙁
I’ve joined now so will be able to respond in future.
When do you think the pattern will be released?
Maybe in a week. 🙂 But you don’t have to apply through the FB group. All details are in the post itself.
Ok, I’ll watch out next time
I would love to test for you! I am a retired salon/day spa owner who is now doing my passion of sewing and embroidery. I have a facebook page Bomma’sCreation and also have an Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/BommasCreations.
Thank you for considering me.
Hi Danielle, thank you for your interest. The testing call is now closed. If you are interested next time, you can fill out the application form. Cheers. 🙂
Oh, I love this look! I just applied for testing, hopefully there’s still room in testing group. I would love to get a chance to sew this one!
Can’t wait to see your creation!
Count me in if you need one more 🙂
Thank you for your interest Phyllis. The testing call is now closed. If you are interested next time, you can fill out the application form.
I love this….as always i will buy it as soon as it it released. I wish there was a planoptions over the cold shoulder one because i think that trend will only last a season or two
Gosh, I don’t know; this is the kind of top I wish I had more of when those hot flashes got too me:)
Yeah, on second thought, it is an easy hack and the pattern looks so flattering as it is. I should have known Kennis would know best…
There are always more patterns later!
I would love to test this to get back in to my sewing
Hi Paula, the testing call is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Next time if you are interested, you can fill out the application.