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.

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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!

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

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

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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!

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

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

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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!