I am so very happy to say that all the testers have sent back great feedback about The Date Night Dress!!!
Here's are their results:
First, Emily of Queen City Stitcher made this awesome grey polka dot dress. Doesn't she look lovely?
Such a good choice with her beautiful red curls (I hope my little Camilla's curls turn out just like this!!!).
Ashely of Every Thing Else We Do, made this gorgeous dress in AMH Field Study Rayon..
This photo of her in the field makes my heart skip. Lovely.
Ashely was also the only tester to send photos of the slip independent of the dress. I am grateful to have one test example of that to show.
Teresa of Dandelion Drift made this lovely blue dress which looks amazing against the great red caboose.
Now I want to have a photo shoot with a red caboose!!!
Spencer of 12oz Beehouse made her's in Denyse Schmidt voile and I am now seriously coveting that fabric. She looks stunning in it and you have to love those black frames!!
Rachel of Rachellake from Scratch posted beautiful photographs of her Date Night Dress. She made it a Robert Kaufman Chambray Union and added a great Lotta Jansdoter sash!!
Abby of Making Good Choices (I love her blog name) made her Date Night Dress in this seriously awesome print.. I need to find out what it is.. Abby?!
Emily from Strawberry Patch Ramblings made two! I love the super sheer chiffon she made her first one in and you can see how the dress and slip layer here. She also added a line of shirring to the chiffon which is a great option. The second one is a prefect little black dress, simple, no shirring, worn with a belt.
Lynn from craftstew made another Anna Maria print dress. This beautiful blue voile dress is stunning on her.
She also took a photo of what the dress looks like unbelted so that you could see the natural silhouette before belting.
Finally, Caroline from Sew Caroline gave it a run through for me as well. She is always such a beauty but I think she loos especially sparkly here. My daughter Aelyn saw these photos and said "Is that your friend? I want to meet her." It made me happy and I'm certain she'd like her a lot.
You can read more about each of their experiences on their blogs.
I am very grateful to each of them for putting the time and energy into this dress. It takes many hands to produce a sewing pattern and dedicated testers are so important to me.
- - - - - - - - - > Now, why isn't it out yet?! < - - - - - - - - -
Well if you are asking this, I will tell you!
Because.... it's summer. And summer is nuts!!! My childcare canceled on me for the week. I have 2 very busy girls. No help with them. No help with pattern production either. I wake up to a mountain of emails everymorning and a pile of orders to be packed and sent every evening... It's taken me days to write this one blog post :(
I guess it is time to rearrange somethings. My mommy's helper/childcare comes back next week.. so that will help get things back on track...
However, I am seriously thinking about hiring an assistant. I have no idea what that is going to look like. I work from home, in a tiny little room.. Can I justify a studio assistant!? Will anyone want the job?!
Please, if you have any words of wisdom about hiring help for a home business, do share!!!
My next post will be announcing the release of The Date Night Dress. I promise.