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A new Lotta dress + testers call!

By Monday,7 April,2014Blog, Lotta dress

Launching one pattern, preparing a next one. That’s what I’ve been doing last week. I’ve sewn 4 Lotta dresses in total yet and today I would like to show you my 3rd option! What options did I figure out for you? As you’ve seen before I love pockets. So the bodice part of this pattern stays the same, but I will provide 3 pocket options & 3 options to close the bodice at the back. No more excuses of those people that don’t like blind zippers…. ;)

So let’s talk about the second pocket & closure options… I have repeated the shape of the collar again in 2 patch pockets. (Is this name of the pocket right? Any help is welcome! ) And for the closure I created an overlap that closes with a button placket. Easy! And if you now think: I don’t like to make buttons holes, well than I think you might like the 3rd option I’ll be showing you on Wednesday…

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I took Nore & Lisa to our famous Middelheim Statues Park in Antwerp and we had so much fun taking these pictures… The weather has been great in Belgium! I love it!

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I think these pictures don’t need an explanation…

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Lisa also wore her Lotta dress so I even have more pictures!

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And when you put two little monkeys together you can get hilarious pictures! Crazy girls. ‘Zottekes’!

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I must say that I’ve been enjoying developing this pattern a lot! I made 4 Lotta dresses and I’m still not getting bored of the result. I love it so far. Can you imagine that even my pink dress is a big success now!? I’ll be showing you some pictures with Lisa later this week!

But first let’s get back to the pattern test. I’ll have the pattern and instructions ready by Friday and I would love to find 8 testers that can give me feedback by the 21st of April. I’m working towards a pattern testers group. This way I will not have a testers call anymore for each project / size. For this project I’m looking for a tester for these sizes: 18 months, 2Y, 4Y, 6Y, 7Y, 8Y, 9Y, 10Y. Do you feel like participating? You can subscribe below. Please make sure to measure your girl before applying. You can find the measuring chart at the end of this blogpost.

This is what I expect from you:

  • sew a Lotta dress & give feedback before the 21st of April.
  • send me pictures on a hanger & with a model.

This is what you can expect from me:

  • a test pattern & instructions in English (with SA)
  • the final pattern when it’s released

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