Blue Ridge Dress Tester Tour: Day 5

It's the last day of the tester tour- have you enjoyed seeing these lovely dresses as much as I have? It isn't too late to snag a copy of the Blue Ridge Dress pattern for yourself- and on sale at that! Use the code BLUERIDGELAUNCH for 20% off in my Etsy shop through today! You can also still enter the giveaway through tomorrow, 7/4. Winners (yes, 2!!) will be announced Monday! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Emi Shimokawa- Just Add Fabric

Emi is a one woman wonder. Seriously, if you haven't seen her name floating around the sewing community yet you're missing something! She's sewing up all the best stuff. Case in point: I've been envisioning the Blue Ridge Dress in this fantastic Nani Iro Mountain Views double gauze print since the dress first got it's name. il_570xN.724831659_lyon

Perfect, right?

Well, Emi just sewed it up in a darker version of the same print and it. is. perfect.


Beth Speich- After Dark Sewing

Beth kept me going when it seemed like I'd never really get to the point of testing the pattern. Her excitement each time I shared an aspect of the pattern design process helped immensely! I was delighted when she signed up to be a tester for this dress and she proved to be an excellent first time tester!

Blue Ridge Dress (Tunic) @AfterDarkSewing (Age 2)

Let's not forget the lovely testers who were unable to join the tester tour- they all made lovely versions and were so helpful in getting the fit just right!

Brianna Holmes sewed a sheer overlay on her skirt- I love the dressiness that adds while still being so comfortable!


Lorna Katene sewed up this rainbow drop version that screams summer! I've got to get my hands on some of that fabric!


Katie Harris made this teeny chambray version, and as you can see this dress is completely play friendly!


It never occurred to me to use a matching bias for the neck and arms and a contrast for the waist, but several testers including Jen Ballif did just that, and I love the look!


Kim Moffitt did some amazing pattern matching on the back bodice with that tree!


Monica convinced me that patterned bias tape is where it's at. This simple chambray is uber awesome with the plaid bias trim!


Well there you have it, folks. I was lucky enough to work with some fabulous testers and you all are lucky enough to reap the benefits of their hard work in the form of a more refined pattern. Thank you a million times over to them- I couldn't have done it without them!