One of my favorite (yet sometimes nerve racking) parts of launching a new pattern is the tester process. I am lucky to have a truly amazing group of testers that make the process so much easier. They are great seamstresses who are endlessly supportive and honest when testing a new pattern.
Here are four of their beautiful Roksi Trios!
Mary of Sable Craft
I only recently discovered Mary of Sable Craft and I feel like I’ve been missing out. Her makes are vibrant & lovely, and her pictures are beautiful. I was so excited she wanted to test out my newest pattern. I just love the black and white color palette she chose with the modern prints. And how adorable is that tie strap hack she did on the tank version!? Easily replicated by cutting 4 straps instead of 2.
Isa of Uma Crafter Portuguesa
Isa was another first time tester of mine. She made this beautiful Roksi tank in a lovely subtle blue print. Isa chose to do a non-reversible, single layer version with bias tape finish (you can see my tutorial for doing so here). The non reversible option is great if you don’t have two complimentary fabrics to use on hand, or simply aren’t interested in reversible garments!
Sarah of Lakes Makerie
Sarah of Lakes Makerie has the cutest model/muse when she tests for me. I love this all in one tiered tank version she made for her daughter. This is a great demonstration of how you can incorporate the layered look in one garment. You can see my tutorial for this hack here. Keep in mind that this version would not be reversible, but boy is it fun! Note: This version was sewn before I made a few adjustments to the fit so the neckline is a little lower in front than the actual pattern.
Rachel chose two beautiful billowy fabrics. One of these (I believe the print) is a chiffon. Fabrics like chiffon that have a bit of a “bounce” to them don’t take well to the clean finished hem, so Rachel chose to hem them separately with a baby hem (a technique I definitely recommend if you are using fabrics like chiffon or georgette. Your Roksi will still be reversible, but the two layers will hang freely! I love the contrast Rachel created with the fun abstract print on one side and solid black on the other!
Jennifer of J. Noyed Creations
Jennifer made TWO Roksi crop tops.. one for her and one for a friend (lucky gal right!?) I just love this little photo shoot they did of the two of them jumping and twirling around in their crop tops.. they looks so sassy! This is another version that was sewn up pre-adjustments, so know that your Roksi will be a little longer and have a touch more coverage in the front.
Jackie of @jack.stitch
I was so excited when Jackie wanted to test for me again. Her style is so great and we’ve actually become pretty good friends (we’ve even met IRL!!). Jackie sewed up the dress version in a solid pink/black reversible combo. (If I’m not mistaken the black side has a little shimmer to it). I love the juxtaposition of the soft pink side and the sexy black side. I think she plans on finishing a crop layer too… cant wait to see!
A HUGE thank you to all of my testers, both pictured and not! As simple as this pattern looks it took quite a bit of tweaking to get just right and I couldn’t have done it without them! I’d still like to shout out to those who tested but did not have pictures to show: Sharadha, Mary, Yaarit, and Shannon.
If these beautiful Roksi Trios peeked your interest you can purchase the pattern HERE!