Tales of a Rusty Seamstress — Pattern Test
The Sew to Grow Bondi Top for women was one of the first things I made when I was getting back into sewing. It’s a great easy top to make with versatility to boot so when I heard Lindsey was introducing mini version I was more than excited.
When I was accepted to pattern test the new Matilda Dress by Megan Nielsen I was pretty excited.
This pattern has so many great details and thought it would be a great challenge to make. Pattern Testing is a great way to build skills as extra attention to detail is required in case there is a glitch in the pattern or instructions aren’t clearly laid out. With that in mind I put my sewing game face on and started on the Matilda dress.
My first attempt at pattern testing and I actually learnt A LOT! What a great way to learn about how things sit on my shape and how to alter a garment so they actually do fit and all the while helping a friend release their new pattern!
So I was on my way cutting into my first ever piece of Liberty Tana Lawn for a pattern test, not sure if this was a wise idea, but it all worked out in the end! Ah ha!
Sewing this up was a breeze and has really nice finishes – bias binding neck line, a great facing on the hem and lovely princess lines with concealed pockets. And the best thing is (besides the pockets) is that there is no zippers or buttons. It just pops straight over your head. How easy it that! I sewed the Fremantle Frock up in no time at all with no great issues with the pattern, so it was great.
I try it on; unfortunately not so great...the neck line was huge on me.