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In the summer, I’d like to wear something easy, something that I can just throw on, yet feel good in. That’s why I love this new design, the Oceanside Dress. Would you be interested in testing it?
I love that it provides some opportunity for color blocking. I also managed to incorporate some little pieces that I like in my Oceanside Dress.
The Oceanside Dress features:
- Comfortable scoop neckline with band
- Raglan sleeves with band for a sporty look
- Contrast sleeves and front inset for added interest
- Relaxed bodice gathered into the waistband
- Feminine half circle skirt gathered into the waistband
- Fitted waistband for a slimming effect
- Above-knee skirt that can be lengthened easily (instructions included)
Body and Finished Garment Measurements
Please note that you will need fabric 58″ (147 cm) or wider.
Primary fabric Use medium-light weight, 2-way or 4-way knit fabric with 50% to 75% stretch, ideally with spandex content for good recovery. Jersey, interlock, French terry, ITY knit are good choices.
Contrast Fabric Use medium-light weight, 2-way or 4-way knit fabric with 50% to 75% stretch, ideally with spandex content for good recovery. Jersey, interlock, French terry, ITY knit are good choices.
- Ball-point or stretch machine needles
- Walking foot for your sewing machine
- Serger machine
I plan to start testing Tuesday, June 20, and would like to receive your modeled photos with your garments by Monday, June 26. 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 (as instructed in the pattern) 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!