A few weeks ago I launched my latest new pattern the Jayne dress. As always the pattern went out to be tested by a group of testers. This always offers the valuable feedback needed to make the final tweaks and amendments before publishing the pattern.
It is great to see how the testers interpret the pattern. Sometimes the testers choose to make versions I hadn’t thought about or try out different fabrics. It is always interesting to see and hear about the results:
Shelia sized up as she spends a lot of time in her wheelchair. She wanted to ensure it is comfortable to wear. She chose this bright cotton print to make her Jayne dress in. Opting for a cool summer dress.
Emma made her Jayne dress in a lighter weight chambray which I think looks great.
On the whole Emma prefers a dress that is more fitted at the waist. Her solution was to make a matching tie belt. This is a great idea and works well in this lighter weight fabric.
I love this idea from Debbie, mixing a floral print and denim. This is the panelled version with hidden pockets in the seam. For me it conjures up a scene in a summer meadow on an easy breezy day. I think it also has an appealing work-wear sense about it. It has inspired me to explore some print and plain mixes for the Jayne dress.
Karen made this cute cotton version, also the panelled design though all in one fabric. I love how this works as a simple summer dress style. This version definitely has a modern day sixties vibe .
These versions have all worked so well. Its great to see this is a versatile pattern with room for your own ideas. I can’t wait to see your makes. Please tag me in your social media posts. Its great to share the inspiration.