Fun fact, before we begin. Did you know the Blue Ridge Dress has no unfinished seams? As in, no serging/pinking/any other seam finishing required, all of the seam finishes are built in to the pattern and are as clean as can be. I promise you've never constructed a dress like this before because I've never constructed a dress like this before I thought it up. After my first two versions had been sewn I was bothered by the method of tacking down the lining. I hate having to fold under a seam allowance on a curve- it's imprecise, usually sloppy, and super time consuming. And the finger burns... Or is that just me? Folding under a lining and then topstitching just never quite does it for me after spending so much time on a project. The Blue Ridge Dress gives you a more precise way of attaching the lining and bodice to the skirt so you get an inside that is oh-so-clean. Ahhh. Makes my slightly obsessive self happy.
So let's see those dresses, shall we?
Gloria Matthew- GlaMa Creations
Gloria was brave and used this gorgeous fabric for the first version we tested. The armscye has since been raised, but doesn't her gal look special in that yellow and orange? Proof that the Blue Ridge Dress can be perfectly posh as well as comfy.
Jody Kappas- Argyle + Pearls
Jody just started her blog and is kicking it off with her version of the Blue Ridge Dress modeled by this scrumptious gal. I love how Jody and some of the other testers used coordinating fabrics for the bodice and skirt rather than the same print. This is a fun way to use up to 3 coordinating fabrics for those special collections you've got in your stash, since the pattern has directions for making your own bias binding!
Tone Hultman- Bless, by Tone
Tone's twin daughters loved the first version she made so much that she had to make one more immediately for the last day of school! I love the tunic length on these cute girls- it pairs perfectly with a pair of leggings!
We've got 2 more days of Tester Tour, and I promise you don't want to miss what they've sewn up! Go check these ladies out, and don't forget to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win your own copy of the Blue Ridge Dress PDF Pattern! a Rafflecopter giveaway