Are you excited about our new Camp Shirt + Dress pattern? We certainly are! S wants me to sew one for her right away, which I take to be a good sign since she’s very picky about her clothes these days.
Many of you like to see our patterns in a variety of fabrics and on different bodies, so today I want to show you some of our testers’ photos.
It’s always helpful for me to see how our patterns fit as we’re testing, too. Our testers may make some standard alterations to the patterns to suit their needs, so they may do some blending between sizes or shifting a dart up or down. But for the most part, this is the pattern as it arrives. It’s fun to see how it looks on each person, isn’t it? Obviously your fabric choices are going to make a difference. For example, Jeanne chose this crisp hombre cotton for her dress while Beth chose a soft rayon challis for her blouse. You can see how differently they drape, right?
Julia chose cotton lawn and Sarah used chambray.
Carrie chose this adorable rayon that I just love.
Kiran modeled her dress both belted and unbelted since it works both ways. It just depends on how you want to wear it! Also, if you want to sew a self sash for the dress, there are measurements and instructions in this blog post to help you.
I love Erica’s chambray, and I like that she chose the inverted box pleat instead of the gathers because it really looks crisp here.
Didn’t Kelley’s tencel twill dress turn out cute? She decided to shorten it a bit, and I think it suits her beautifully.
Kiran also sewed the shirt, and it’s very cozy looking in this cotton lawn. Standing on the lawn, too. (Sorry.)
And I’ll leave you with one last photo of my friend Robin, who chose this amazing silk twill leopard print for her blouse and is wearing it with a kitty-eared headband to story time at her new job as a children’s librarian. Go, Robin! Those kids are going to love you.
Aren’t our testers the best? They generously let me use these photos even though I don’t hire them for their photography skills, so I’m very appreciative.
Are you inspired? I hope so!