One of my favorite parts of launching a new pattern is getting to show you what all my amazing pattern testers have made!
I know I speak for most indie pattern makers out there when I say we really wouldn’t be anywhere with out our pattern testers. I think it’s especially true for this pattern. It was a hot mess when I handed it over to my testers and without them it never would have launched.
So without further ado, here they are!
Katiey made her Chelsea using two similar prints in two different color ways. I love the way this geometric print sort of plays with your eye, and the subtle color contrast highlights the different style lines without being too busy!
Abigail shows us how stunning this dress can look in one bold color! This dress was built for color blocking, but if thats not your style, don’t be afraid to rock it in a single fabric!
I just love Erin’s bright and fun color combo! As a fuller-busted gal, Erin found the perfect fit by doing an FBA and lowering the apex of the bodice. She also used my modesty hack (coming on the 14th!) for a little more coverage in front. And just LOOK at those fun matching fabric tassel earrings she made!!!
Faith also made hers in cotton. I love the combination of the floral, stripe and eyelet on the bottom for the sweetest sundress! As you can see in the second photo, even in a slightly stiffer fabric she still gets a good twirl out of that skirt!
Kten used all one fabric similar to Abigail. But I love the way her large scale print looks broken up with all the style lines! It adds a bit of an abstract effect. And this clever gal added foam cups to her bodice!
I love the way Pamela color blocked with just two fabrics. A busy, small scale print for the bodice and hem with a solid in the middle. This dress just looks so chic!
Jennifer braved the rain to capture these pictures of her solid colored earth toned Chelsea. I love how using more of a neutral gives the Chelsea a totally different vibe!
Emily wore her Chelsea Party Dress to her graduation… and got engaged while wearing it!!! Talk about a lucky pattern :-p . I love how Emily sandwiched a fun print between a solid color. It keeps things less busy around your face and where the dress meets your legs.
Not all of my testers wanted to take part in the round up, but I still need to shout out Tammy, Jackie, Elena, and Rebecca for their helpful feedback in getting this pattern off the ground!
For more great Chelsea Party Dress inspiration:
Check out the Chelsea Party Dress pinterest board! Currently full of great color blocking inspiration & images that inspired the Chelsea Party Dress. Be sure to follow the board as it grows to include makes from the community!
Join me tomorrow when I’ll chat about fabric choices and necessary supplies for sewing up your Chelsea Party Dress!
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