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Calling for Pattern Testers

By Susan | Comments: 91 | November 14, 2016

**EDIT** Thank you all for a wonderful response, I now have a huge pool of testers and won’t be taking on any more for awhile. I’ll be sending out emails to everyone who applied very soon.***

I’ve got some exciting plans coming up and I’ll be needing some pattern testers. So I’m asking for your help, if you are able to be a pattern tester that would be fabulous.

Here is a brief run down of what I need
– competent home sewers with an eye for detail
– ability to provide good feedback on fit and notes on pattern instructions
– patterns range from basic to intermediate/difficult and cover a range of skills. Fabrics will include wovens and knits. Skills will include (but are not limited to) application of lace, fold over elastic, swimwear elastic, collars and plackets.
– sewers of womenswear and children’s wear
– turnaround times will vary but a due date will be given so you have a time frame for testing.
– photos of the finished garments on a person. These do not have to be “modelled” shots.They are purely for help with the fitting process. Should you wish to share the images/pattern on your own blog or social media you are welcome to do so after the release date but it is not a requirement of you being asked to be a tester.

As compensation for your time and efforts you will receive the final version of the pattern and a discount code for your personal use on other patterns in the range.

To be a tester please comment below with
– your blog or social media handle so I can see what you like to sew and match you to the appropriate pattern
– your preference for wovens or knits
– your preference for womens or kids
– level of sewing experience


  • Marjorie Trundle
    November 14, 2016

    Hi Susan. I would be happy to pattern test for you so long as it is not lingerie and swimwear. I love sewing knits and wovens, so I don’t have a preference. I don’t have a blog but as you know I use IG.
    Marjorie @marjoriesews

  • Laurahoj
    November 14, 2016

    I blog at and my social media handle is laurahoj. I sew knits and wovens. I have been sewing for 35 years and am advanced. I see for both myself and my teen daughters, preteen daughter, and 7 year old son.

  • shelley
    November 14, 2016

    Hi I’d love to test out your patterns. I’m a qualified dressmaker but just sew for fun. I prefer wovens but don’t mind I also don’t mind if its women’s or kids my instagram handle is @skpercy88

  • Kyra
    November 14, 2016

    I’d be interested in helping out πŸ™‚ Intermediate sewer. Preference for women’s wear but not fussed whether woven/knits. Instagram: @kyrajclarke

  • Kelly
    November 14, 2016

    I would love to be a pattern tester. I have been seeing for >10 years, but mostly home decor. I recently started sewing women’s fashions. I don’t yet have much of an online presence, but sew women’s dresses and tops for myself. I have done a few knits but am mostly focused on wovens.

  • Sarah Lapidot Blalock
    November 14, 2016

    Hi! I love to sew and I would love the opportunity to be a pattern tester. My Instagram handle is @sarahlblalock- my ig is not dedicated only to sewing, but there are lots of pictures of things I’ve sewn, mainly for my kids- most recently there is a picture of my son in his Oliver and S sleepover pajamas-turned Red Sox costume and my daughter in an altered Geranium dress Elsa costume, a few more pictures of various Geraniums, Oliver and S Roller Skate dress, Building Block dress, Playtime ddsss, Shwin and Shwin babydoll dress, See Kate Sew Pippa Peplum, amongst others.

    My preference is woven fabric kids’ patterns, but I also see womenswear and work with knits. I have been sewing pretty obsessively for about 5 years, mostly self-taught and learning from patterns, but I also took a few sewing classes that helped with basic skills at a local sewing store.



  • Helen Cloke
    November 14, 2016

    I’d love to be a pattern tester. You can find a catalogue of my makes on Instagram @helencloke
    I sew both knits and woven’s (I have an overlocker and coverstitch) I mostly sew women’s clothing but have been known to whip up an outfit for my very fashion opinionated 5yr old. I’d put my sewing level at experienced. Thanks!

  • Ginny
    November 14, 2016

    Hi Susan! I’d like to volunteer to be a tester if you’re still in need.

    I’m not much of a blogger, but I do have a neglected blog here:
    I can be found on Kollabora here:
    and on Instagram here:

    I enjoy sewing with both knits and wovens. I’d prefer women’s patterns, only because there are currently no littles in my life at this time who could model the makes/test for fit.

    I’ve been sewing since I was a wee tot — well over 50 years! I’m very meticulous and consider myself a very experienced sewist.

  • Glenda
    November 14, 2016

    I would be interested in being a pattern tester for you.

  • Kirsty
    November 14, 2016

    Hi, I’d love to pattern test for you! I blog at, IG handle is kirstyteacat. I prefer wovens over knits, but knits are okay too. Womens’ patterns over kids, and I’ve been sewing for about 5 years now, and have sewn most things including swimwear etc πŸ™‚

  • Kirrily
    November 14, 2016

    Would love to test for you! Knit or woven. Women’s or kids. Intermediate to difficult experience wise. IG at kirrily_b

  • Jenny
    November 14, 2016

    Hi Susan!
    I’ll help out if I fit your criteria! I would say I’m intermediate /maybe advanced, not sure. Prefer wovens but can still sew knits (no overlocker tho), and also sew mostly women’s wear. Blog is & insty is rennous_oh_glennus. Good luck, hope you get a nice large pool of testers!

  • katie
    November 14, 2016

    Happy to be a tester for you πŸ™‚
    I don’t mind wovens or knits and prefer womens over kids. Sewing level would be intermediate, I think?

  • Anemone (Anne) Harris
    November 14, 2016

    Hi Susan,
    Saw your call for testers on Instagram and I’d be happy to test!
    – blog Instagram @sewanemone
    – I make both woven and knits (have a serger as well as my sewing machine).
    – I prefer women’s/men’s
    – intermediate sewing skills and beginner at fitting adjustments

  • Kaela Bailey
    November 14, 2016

    Hi there! My name Kaela and I would like to give pattern testing a go. I usually like to sew woven fabrics in just about any style, but I really like to sew vintage inspired items and fun shorts. I would prefer to sew women’s clothes (I have no children). But I’m always keen to try anything! I would say that I am at least intermediate sewer πŸ™‚

  • Robyn
    November 14, 2016

    Ooooh pick me!
    My IG is a mixed bag of content, but I’m @robynie
    Wovens or knits are both fine with me
    Women’s is best, no children available
    Intermediate level, but also ambitious, so I’m happy to try new techniques beyond my skill level

  • Sophie Bach
    November 14, 2016

    Hi there =)
    – Blog:, Instagram: @sopba (I have mostly sewn dresses, but I really want more seperates)
    – I prefer woven, but do not have a problem with knits.
    – I prefer to sew for myself (women) since I don’t now of that many kids to sew for.
    – I would say I’m an average sewer, I’m not a beginner, but I do have more to learn.

    I would really love to be your patterntester. So exciting =)

  • MaciNic
    November 14, 2016

    I would love to test for you. I’m happy with knits and wovens and would prefer womens’ please. And I’m an intermediate sewer, of a few years, including some testing for other designers πŸ™‚
    Nicole aka maci_nic

  • Amber Long
    November 14, 2016

    Hi I’m interested in pattern testing. I prefer women’s sewing, no preference as to knit or woven, and I’m an intermediate sewer. I’m in Instagram at @thislittlebirdshop

  • Kay
    November 14, 2016

    Hi, I’d love to be one of your pattern testers.

    Here’s my blog handle – Though I haven’t worked on it in the recent few yrs, I’m just about to restart.
    Knits or woven – both are ok, preferably knits as I love to serge. πŸ™‚
    Adult patterns are preferable.
    I’m an advanced beginner. Can sew elastic, swimwear, serge. Haven’t sewed a collar or a placket yet but am willing to try.
    I’m an analyst by profession and process improvement is my passion- so you’ll get a detailed review. πŸ™‚

  • Amanda
    November 14, 2016

    Hi! I’d love to be a pattern tester. I’m an intermediate sewer who loves knits and womens. I sew women’s wear for myself. My Instagram is amandaleeandrews. πŸ™‚

  • Claire Cooper
    November 14, 2016

    I’d love to pattern test for you. I’m a fairly competent sewer and have made women’s, men’s and kids clothes, although I do prefer women’s, especially as my children are no longer small. I blog over at I’m willing to have go at any type of sewing and am familiar with knits and wovens. I haven’t sewn swimwear, but would love to.

  • Claire Melvin
    November 14, 2016

    Hi Susan,

    Saw your request on Twitter and would love to put myself forward. Learned to sew many years ago, have a neglected sewing machine! Most recent thing I made was a pair of curtains for my lounge! Don’t sew much, would love to sew more and would class myself as a beginner. (I know a fair amount of theory, just lack the experience!) No sewing on social media; Twitter @clairescalling


  • Dixie O'Dare
    November 14, 2016

    Hi, I would absolutely love to test your patterns!
    I blog at where I mostly sew Vintage styles, but I am also happy to test any sort of style. I am a fairly advanced seamstress, I prefer wovens over knits, but I don’t mind working with either. I don’t have any kids to sew for, so at this point can only test women’s patterns.

  • Vicki
    November 14, 2016

    I’d love to help out Susan! No preference for woven or knits, happy to try swim wear, lingerie or women’s wear! I’ve been sewing for around 3 years, I blog at
    And I Instagram at @sewvee
    Lots of love and luck for the patterns – very exciting!


  • helen
    November 14, 2016

    I’d love to test patterns for you too!
    – I’m funkbunny on instagram and my blog is (although I’ve been slack at blogging recently! )
    -happy to sew knits and wovens and have experience with active wear but not underwear. Have an overlocker but no coverstitch.
    -have sewn womenswear and children’s wear, probably prefer women’s.
    – would say that I am an intermediate sewer.

    Hope that helps!

  • Camilla
    November 14, 2016

    Hi I’m Camilla from
    I usually sew wovens but am keen to get to grips with knits as they’re afar I actually prefer to wear.
    I’m a largely selfish sewist although I am hoping some of my Christmas gifts will be handmade this year.
    In terms of experience, I would say intermediate. I have a lot to learn and many techniques I would like to perfect. It would be great to pattern test for you.

  • Wei
    November 14, 2016

    Hi ..

    I am beginner towards intermediate. Prefer woven and for women. I don’t have a blog, my sewing journal is on my Instagram account ID is wekaha_o

    Looking forward to hearing from you πŸ™‚

  • Sarah McKenna
    November 14, 2016

    Hey, I’d love to help pattern test. My insta handle is likesewamazing. My preference is for woven but I don’t mind knits and I would rather test women’s clothing. Pretty skilled sewist – not much fazes me! Sarah x

  • Sarah McKenna
    November 14, 2016

    Hey, I’d love to help pattern test!
    Preference is woven but I don’t mind knit. I would prefer to test women’s patterns. I am a pretty competent sewing – not much fazes me!
    My insta is likesewamazing πŸ™‚


  • Rimma
    November 14, 2016

    Hello! I’m Rimma and I’d love to test patterns for you! I have very good attention to detail and on a few occasions wrote to indie pattern designers to let them know of mistakes or omissions in the released patterns πŸ™‚ I have been sewing for a couple of years and consider myself an intermediate level. I love both knits and wovens! I’d prefer womenswear, but could also make girls clothing as I have two stepdaughters (8 and 12) that I could make things for. You can see some of the garments I made on my Instagram @rimmazolo. Thank you!

  • Sylvia
    November 14, 2016

    I’d love to do this! I have a preference for woven fabrics. My Instagram page is @theravelout

  • Jess
    November 14, 2016

    I’d love to help out. I blog at I’m an intermediate sewer and enjoy sewing both knits and wovens. I perfer to sew womens wear as I’m definitely a selfish sewer!

  • Di Kendall
    November 14, 2016

    Hi, I’d love to pattern test. I’m a highly skilled garment maker and writer of tutorials. I would prefer women’s wear including lingerie and will work in any fabric. I’m used to assessing, writing and drawing clear instructions.
    looking forward to hearing from you
    regards, Di Kendall

  • Chloe
    November 14, 2016

    Hi. My name is Chloe I am very interested in being a pattern tester. I am open to children’s or adults as I love to sew both however my comfort in children’s is mostly in size 1-2 as I can compare sizing and fit on my daughter who is one and a half. I also love to sew with knits and wovens, I am not as comptetent with knit fabrics I would say I have base intermediate skills, whereas for woven my skills are strong intermediate. I look forward to hearing from you my Instagram page is winnieandrose

  • Rachel Flavin
    November 14, 2016

    Hey I’d love to test! I’m pretty intermediate in terms of skill level but looking to branch out. Instagram @rachelbatman

  • Jessie
    November 14, 2016

    I’d love to test for you πŸ™‚
    Children’s wear, knits or wovens, I think I am an intermediate sewer. You can see my work at

  • Michelle Roberts
    November 14, 2016

    Hi. I’m very interested in pattern testing for you. I have been a pattern tester before for Blank Slate. I’m aware there will be quick timeframes and am happy to accommodate. Looking forward to hopefully working with you. My IG is @sewing_is_my_thing
    Thanks, Michelle

  • Kathryn
    November 14, 2016

    Well you have a stack of people that replied but I’d happily test for you too! I’ve never done pattern testing for someone else but it would be fun. I’d say experienced sewer…and happy with women’s or kids or knits or women’s or whatever (mind u the amount of Lycra I’ve bought lately, perhaps I should say knits πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ my instas are kathrynandco and rattamatatt

  • Jess
    November 14, 2016

    Ooh, this sounds exciting! I’m a keen intermediate sewer, willing to give anything a go. I blog at, and am on instagram as well No preference for knit v woven, but am dipping my toes into lingerie and swimwear at the moment. Good luck on choosing from this awesome group 😊

  • Harriet Donovan
    November 14, 2016

    Hey I would really love the opportunity be a pattern tester for you! You can check out some of my work on my Instagram feed @harrietnaomi I love sewing women’s and children’s wear so would be happy to do either. I would prefer wovens as I have only just ventured into knots so would be a lot more confident with wovens! I have a degree in Fashion Fesign which was heavily focused on the patern cutting and sewing sode so would say I’m an advanced intermediate sewist.

  • Chloe Read
    November 14, 2016


    Would love to test if you are likely to get to larger sizes. I have lots of experience testing (Named patterns, Paprika patterns, Baste and Gather Birkin Flares, lots of bags, Thread theory mens boxers, some kids patterns) and really enjoy the process. I am @chloe_deadlycraft on Instagram and have a blog at though it’s a bit quiet atm as am waiting for a facelift.

    I prefer knits marginally but happy with either, womens clothes (but have kids 7 and 10) and would say am advanced (zips, buttonholes, welt pockets, adjustment.


  • Lady T
    November 14, 2016

    Hi Susan – I would love to help !
    – I do not have a blog but this is my digital presence:
    – I do not have a preference for wovens or knits, I love both !
    – I am currently 6m into my pregnancy, so I would happily test paterns for women or kids
    – I am an advanced sewist (at the age 13-17 I learnt proper pattern cutting and garment construction with a very skilled seamstress who took me under her wing) but it has been only very recently that I started exploring lingerie and swimwear (so I consider myself a beginner in that front).

    Warm Regards from London-UK !

    Lady T

  • Gianna
    November 14, 2016

    Hi Susan.,

    I’d like to become a pattern tester too. Intermediate hobby sewist, i can draw patterns too, My teachers are professionals in pattern modeling for industrial as well as atelier wardrobes., Italian school, hence with a particular eye on details, cutting and much more. As an it specialist I’m very focused o instructions lacks, proactive in supply feedbacks explains the way they could be corrected.

    I hope to join your folks.

  • KathleenS
    November 14, 2016

    Hi Susan,

    Just in case you haven’t already got enough people.
    Instagram: @kathleens15. KathleenS on
    I am upper intermediate level for wovens and lower intermediate level for knits. I can test either depending what you’re looking for (e.g. for knits I would love the instructions to hold my hand for anything complicated – and could test that – whereas I don’t need it for wovens).
    I would prefer to test women’s patterns.
    Annoying attention to detail is my thing.

  • Megan
    November 14, 2016

    I would also like to test your patterns. I’m an adventurous beginner and love sewing with both woven & knits. I don’t have much experience with lingerie or swimwear but they’re on my list of must dos. I’ve not blogged much over the last year due to an illness in the family but it’s calling me back. I’ve sewed a lot although not recorded it, most recently bridesmaid dresses for my daughter’s wedding. Blog is
    Fingers crossed,

  • MelanieRose
    November 14, 2016


    I would love to help test some patterns for you. I am beginner to intermediate and sewing for women as I have no kids to test fit on. Though I have many more years experience sewing knits than I do wovens, so my preference is probably knits. My instagram handle is melmakes1812

    Thank you

  • Paige S
    November 14, 2016

    Hi there! I’d love to be considered as apattern tester. I am an advanced seamstress with a preference for wovens and details. I’ve made dresses, jeans, bras, shirts, luggage, and even my wedding dress. I am comfortable with many techniques and fabrics -nothing really scares me! Please check out my work on my Instagram @seamselectric. I’d love to see what you have!

  • Nieves
    November 14, 2016

    I can sew both, but at the moment favouring knits. Prefer Women’s wear but children is fine too . My ig is @nievesozz, I have some of the things I have sewn there. I think I’m an intermediate sewer ,would love to test for you.

  • Jennifer
    November 14, 2016

    I would love to test womenswear patterns for you. I’ve been sewing for roughly 6 years and would consider myself intermediate+. Most of my experience is with wovens, but I’m happy to test either. My IG is @msjennyhomemaker

  • Amanda Shatwell
    November 14, 2016

    I would love to be a tester for you. I have been sewing my daughters clothes and costumes for about 3 years now. My preference would be knits. @shatwellamanda and @sewingstudio

  • Kirsty
    November 14, 2016

    Hi, I’d love the chance to test patterns in progress. I’ve started sewing again in the last couple of years after a gap of about 25 years (work, family, life!) and am now relearning techniques I’ve not thought about in a very long time. I sew mostly women’s wear, bags, home accessories etc.

    I’m on Facebook at and on Instagram @kirstygalore


  • Jenny Ryerson
    November 14, 2016

    Hi I’d be more than happy to be a pattern tester for you. You can see some of my work on my blog

    I’m happy to test either woven or knits and I sew for both women and kids and happy to test either.
    I’ve been sewing since I was a kid, but I’ve really gotten into it in the last 5 years or so, I’d say I was intermediate to advanced and have tried my hand at just about everything including swimwear and lingerie.

  • Kten
    November 15, 2016

    Hi, if you still need pattern testers I would be interested in testing women’s patterns with a preference for knit over woven. I’d say I’m intermediate and usually the smallest size in any pattern range. I have a blog over at


  • Erin Bradley
    November 15, 2016

    I am interested in either woven or knits although I mostly sew knits. I do both kids and adults, I have two boys (3.5 and almost a year). My sewing level is advanced beginner and my Instagram handle is @bradleysbobbins

  • Amanda
    November 15, 2016

    Hi! I would love to be a pattern tester for you. I am a very competent seamstress. I use woven, knits, spandex and specialty fabrics. I have worked for a dance costume company for the last several months, that uses mostly lycra, so my stuff at home has been put on hold. I am now starting to work mostly from home again. From home, I make anything from cloth diapers, lingerie, pin-up/vintage dresses, mens wear, and children items (since I have two little ones lol).
    Instagram is TattooedMother
    Facebook is
    Facebook Page is


  • Patricia Zelm-Emmart
    November 15, 2016

    Hi Susan! I would love to help you out to pattern test! I have been sewing for over 40 years and still enjoy learning something new with every project. Over the years I have seen many different items from swimming suits, to tailored clothing and everything in between!
    I have done pattern testing for a couple other small pattern companies in the last year. I have attached my fashion/sewing blog below for you!
    Patricia pzelmemmart@gmail. com

  • Rachel
    November 15, 2016

    I’d love to test for you! I blog at and Instagram at @basic_stitch. I’ve been sewing almost 2 years but would consider myself intermediate. I sew both wovens and knits, and would prefer women’s patterns as I have no children to sew for πŸ™‚

  • Brenna
    November 15, 2016

    Hi there! I’d love to test out a pattern! You can find me at and see the sorts of things I sew. I don’t really have a preference for wovens or knits. I work with both regularly. I’d prefer a women’s pattern, I don’t think I’ve ever sewn something for kids yet! I’m fairly experienced. I’ve been sewing for ten years now and I’m pretty confident that I can tackle most home sewing projects. Thanks!

  • Sara Homer
    November 15, 2016

    Hello! Would love to get involved as a pattern tester. I’m at and tend to prefer womenswear (woven or knit). I’d count myself as intermediate aspiring to be advanced!
    Happy sewing,

  • Je'Tua Amos
    November 15, 2016

    I would love to take part in the pattern testing. My IG handle: @robertswife_collection
    My Blog:
    I would prefer woven fabrics.
    I would prefer to sew women’s.
    My level of sewing experience would be intermediate level.
    Thanks for granting this opportunity.

  • Emma Smith
    November 15, 2016

    I’m Emma and I’d love to do some pattern testing for you.

    I don’t blog but you can see some of my projects on my pinterest pages:

    I sew with both wovens and knits – so have no preference either way

    I sew for myself and my nephew (age 8) and nieces (ages 7 and 12)

    I have a degree in fashion and textiles and worked for several years in manufacturing factories in the Midlands. Working mainly on childrens casual clothes, nightwear and underwear that were supplied to many well known UK high street stores,
    Having moved away from the industry when it all moved off-shore I worked for 15 years in IT and have kept my sewing as a passionate hobby.
    We moved house last year and I am now in the lucky position of having a dedicated sewing room (happy place!) to make as much mess and chaos as i want!


  • Amy Taylor
    November 15, 2016

    I am very interested in testing a pattern.
    Social Medica: FB and IG Aysun Taylor
    I enjoy both knits and wovens.
    I prefer women’s clothing
    Skill Level: Intermediate/Advance

  • Monica Gomez
    November 15, 2016

    Id love to be a tester. I don’t have a seeing blog but have been seeing for 30+ years, with more recent experience in children’s clothing since I see for my kids. I don’t have a knit preference. My IG is @mdc.gomez but I honestly don’t post much.

  • Megan Smith
    November 15, 2016

    Hi! I would love to try pattern testing. I can do women’s and children’s clothing (I have 5 & 3 years old girls to model ). I am comfortable with both knits and wovens and consider myself an advanced sewer.

    My Instagram is @sewnbymegan -it’s relatively new so not tons of posts but I can provide lots more pictures of my past work if you need it.

  • Jennifer
    November 15, 2016

    I would love to help you out! My IG is @dottie_la_dimples. I don’t mind woven or knit, I love sewing children clothes.

  • Elle Russell
    November 15, 2016

    I’d love to be selected!
    I’ll be transitioning out of the work force at the end of the year and will have time to fill starring in the new year.
    I love knits, but am slowly migrating to working with wovens. My work has always been for the adult woman, but I’m open to working on a Kids pattern as I do teach both adult and kids classes at my local JoAnns.

  • Katryna
    November 15, 2016

    Hi! I am Katryna and I blog at I pretty much only sew womenswear (not too many children yet in my social circle to sew for) and I am comfortable working with both knits and wovens. I would say I am a intermediate sewer- I have been sewing for years but tend to stick to easier patterns since I don’t always have the time to sink into something really detailed. I would love to pattern test!

  • Sue
    November 15, 2016

    Hi there,
    I would love to be a pattern tester my blog is ;

    I am happy to sew anything all types of fabric.


  • Noire
    November 15, 2016

    I’d love to pattern test!
    I’m happy with either wovens or knits but I would have difficulty sourcing swimwear fabric. I actually love sewing knits and I have an overlocker (I’m still getting to grips with it!). I’d prefer sewing women’s clothes.
    I would say that while I’m new ish to sewing I’m an intermediate level.


  • Michele
    November 15, 2016

    I would be very happy to help pattern test
    – your blog or social media …; instagram is swissarmywife
    – your preference for wovens or knits – either
    – your preference for womens or kids – either but sew more for kids than myself
    – level of sewing experience – very experienced. Have made tailored shirts, wedding dresses, tutus, lingerie, swimwear, dance costumes, quilts and much more.

  • Quinn
    November 15, 2016

    Quinn is my name, is like to be a pattern tester. You can see some of my stuff on my Instagram: gurly239

    I’m an intermediate sewer, like working with woven fabric and would like to test women’s patterns.

  • Jamie Thomas
    November 15, 2016

    Woven or Knits: I’m more of a woven girl but I can go either way
    Women’s or kids: women’s unless you call my husband a kid, which I do.
    Sewing Experience: I like to say I’m intermediate. Good enough to make quality clothing but inexperienced enough that I’m still learning new techniques

  • Amanda
    November 15, 2016

    I’d love to help, particularly if it’s for lingerie ^_^
    Blog –
    IG: @amandardesign
    I sew with both wovens & knits
    Prefer to sew womens’ wear
    level of sewing experience: intermediate
    Cheers! ^_^

  • Crystal
    November 15, 2016

    I would love to be considered as a tester. My blog is: instagram is: @crissybell

    I work with both wovens and knits. I can test women’s or children’s. (My girls are 7 and 5)
    I’ve been sewing since I was a little girl, I would say I’m pretty advanced. Only thing I haven’t done is drafted a pattern.

  • Kyrsten
    November 15, 2016

    Hi I’m Kyrsten and I would love to be a tester for your designs. I am an intermediate sewist and I really don’t have a preference when it comes to fabric. I like working with both knit and woven. I do prefer to sew women’s patterns. I have a few examples of my work on pinterest: Thank you.

  • Sarah
    November 15, 2016

    Hi there
    I would love to be a pattern tester.
    I have been sewing for 2 years (part time) and usually make children’s clothes form cottons.
    I have a new blog
    I’m on facebook with a sewing page and on twitter and instagram

  • Melissa e of mahlicadesigns
    November 15, 2016

    I’m Melissa E of mahlicadesigns. I find the pattern testing experience gratifying and have experience as a tester for other indie pattern companies.
    I work with and like both wovens & knits equally
    I prefer sewing for women and some boys
    I’m an intermediate sewer.

  • Melissa
    November 15, 2016

    I’d love to be a pattern tester.
    I’m mgold16 on Instagram though there is lots of my sewing which hasn’t been posted on socials.
    I sew kids and women’s,knits and wovens. Have done collars in the past.
    I work great when I have a deadline.

    • Melissa
      November 15, 2016

      Forgot to add I’ve been seeing since my teens and consider myself an intermediate sewer

  • Monica Huynh
    November 16, 2016

    Hi there! I’m Monica from @monicamarkle. I’ve studied pattern making, garment construction, couture and advanced couture and would so love to be a pattern tester. I’ve only recently started sewing from other people’s patterns. In my past life I was a business analyst so am great at giving in depth feedback.
    My preferences in order would be lingerie, swimwear, wovens, childrenswear, knits and happy to do some or all as i currently am not employed so will have a quick turn around time.
    Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Sam
    November 16, 2016

    I would love to pattern test! I’m an intermediate sewist. I lean a bit more towards advanced beginner with knits, but I do have experience sewing lingerie (under wire bras, foe, stretch lace). I’ve only just started posting on IG @iseethestrals, so unfortunately not a tonne to see. Women’s patterns for sure. I’m petite (5’3″) and busty (30F) for fit variety!

  • Sophie
    November 16, 2016

    Hi Susan! I’m an intermediate-level seamstress who would love to see behind the scenes of what it takes to develop a pattern. I’m 16 years old and am very keen to get into the pattern drafting industry once I leave school so would love to get a taste of it now! I have had experience with knits and wovens and particularly enjoy making activewear at the moment! I’d love to help out and I think it may just be a chance to use my perfectionistic side for good πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

  • Lanea Cue
    November 16, 2016

    Omg!!! This sounds amazing. I would love to be a pattern testerπŸ˜‰!!! I would consider myself an intermediate sewer. I’ve been sewing for about 16 years since I was 12. I’ve accomplished a certificate of completion from Los Angeles Trade Tech back in 2011. I’ve recently gotten back into home sewing since leaving the industry a couple months ago. I’m rebuilding my following and finding my place in this new niche of home sewers/sewcialists. My website is and my Instagram handle is @miss.cue ( it’s more lifestyle however I do have my sewing photos for viewing as well). I’d greatly enjoy the opportunity to test some patterns for you giving honest and critical feedback.

  • Jocelyn
    November 16, 2016

    Hi! I would love to be a pattern tester!!
    My blog is:
    instagram: oneandtwentybuttonholes
    I am more familiar with woven fabric, but have made some projects with stretch fabric before.
    Preference for women’s clothing
    Sewing level: intermediate

  • Antipodean Stitcher
    November 16, 2016

    Hey Susan, I’d love to be considered. My instagram and blog are Antipodean stitcher, I sew wovens more than knits but don’t mind either, and I’d prefer women’s clothes. I’ve been sewing over a decade so I’d say I’m fairly good, although I haven’t taken any classes.

  • Julia
    November 17, 2016

    I’ll love testing tour patterns. My level is intermediate-advanced, I sew for me and for my two 10 & 8 years old girls, and I sew both woven and knit!
    You can see my work in my

  • Julie
    November 17, 2016

    I am an experienced beginner who loves sewing with wovens. No preference for kids or womens. I have my blog, FB and IG accounts so would be more than happy to promot your patterns.


  • Laura
    November 17, 2016

    My ig handle is @fortheloveof_orange I dont post a lot that I sew. But I have made dress shirts for myself and my partner. Knit dresses and tunics for my self.

  • Ksenja
    November 17, 2016

    Hi, I would love to be considered for the pattern testing. I have been sewing for my children mostly and myself. I don’t have a blog or published photos, as I am concerned about my children being exposed in the internet world, but Im happy to send you photos, if interested.
    My skills would be considered intermediate. I like to work with knits, wovens and I have just cut out my first swimsuit, so we will see how that goes. Thank you!

  • Reannon reuss
    January 21, 2017

    Hi, I sew for myself, sisters, friends and kids, 9 and 11 year old girls and 6 year old boy. Will sew knits or wovens. Insta is @reannon321.

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