I am on the search for a couple of new sewing pattern testers. Over the last couple of years I have been busy designing and publishing some of my designs as sewing patterns. I work with a lovely team of testers most of which have tested all my patterns from the very first one.
However I have plans to expand the range more quickly and offer styles for all the family including men! Though I am very happy with the team I have, I fully appreciate that some of the styles I produce may not be what they want or have time to test. To get a well rounded view of different sizes and opinion on instructions I try to work with five pattern testers on each style.
All the styles to date have been for children. There are more patterns for children in the pipeline. Both girls and boys styles and styles that are unisex. Along with styles for ladies and men.
There are styles for jersey and styles for woven fabrics. Lots of styles work together in a wardrobe building way.
The way it works as a sewing pattern tester is I will send a copy of the first draft of the finished pattern. I usually send the instructions via email as a pdf file. Working to an agreed date ( I try to allow 2-3 weeks) you make the pattern up in your chosen fabric. There are fabric recommendations in the pattern. Once you have completed the garment there is a short questionnaire to submit. It’s also great to have a few photos taken modeled or just with the garment laid flat. These photos I use when I write a blog post about the trial run after the pattern launch. You can see an example of this type of post here. There is no payment for pattern testing but of course you get to keep the pattern.
If this sounds good to you and you would be interested in testing my patterns please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or add a comment below. I don’t mind what level of sewer you are as long as you are happy to follow the instructions and comment honestly at the end of testing the pattern. Please let me know what sewing experience you have and if you would be interested in testing ladies, kids or mens patterns or all three.