Looking for pattern testers, Could it be you?

Hey friends, 
Our project is finally taking a more concrete shape. The pattern {Brasilia Shift Dress} is ready for digitisation. I will be offering it free as a PDF download at one size only, with grading instructions and links of various tutorials for the techniques used. You wont be left alone!
Leila will be testing it for us, but if anyone else want to have a go raise your hands and add your email on the comments. Bare in mind the instructions may not be ready by the time you test it and you must be confident to grade and sew by yourself. This feedback will be super important on deciding the instructions needed. In case you want to know, it is drafted on 94 cm bust, 76 cm waist, 102 cm hip. With minimum ease.
For more details on the progress of this dress, you can read it here.
I haven’t got an official release date yet. 
On a smaller note, after 15 year of long hair… this happened.
*Updated: We have enough testers this time around. thank you xx
  • I would love to test it! It could be my Xmas do outfit!

  • I’d be happy to pattern test if you’re interested. My email is knit(dot)n(dot)frog23@gmail.com

  • I would be happy to test it. ckirby (at) clkdesigns.co.uk

  • Hello, I’d be happy to test it too – if you don’t mind a not-very-leggy shortie tester! My email is sabinamoolla (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • If you looking to see if it grades up to curvy I am interested: theseedsof3 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • I’d loooovvve to test it!!! My email is green at gmail dot com

  • Throw my name on that list. I would have to grade down at the bust and quite possibly adjust for height (I’m not too tall) but I’d be happy to test this out for you. I’m at stitchparade@gmail.com

  • I’d love to test it for you; I am a typical hourglass (95-74-106) so maybe that will be interesting? Plus: I adore your version!

  • Hi Rachel, I would love to pattern test this dress .. I am going home to Goa at the end of the month, what is the deadline for this please,
    my email is melissa1708(at)gmail(dot)com
    Obrigada – Melissa x

    • Hi Melissa, Because I don’t have a launch date Im not too worry about deadlines yet. I will be sending this some time in the next 4 weeks plus 3 weeks to all make it. I add you to the list and if you cannot finish within the deadline, its not a big deal.

  • oh i love that pattern, the side panels are just so great! i’d love to sew it! i’d be glad to test the pattern for you 🙂 my measurements are quite similar to yours, but i’m MUCH shorter, so i think it’d be intresting to see how the pattern needs adjusting for that! my email: joelle (dot) stlaurent (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • I would love to test that pattern, it would suit my style a lot, I even have a fabric already in mind from my stash. my email is arianadbauer (at) gmail.com (arianadbauer@gmail.com)

  • I would love to try it as a much shorter person. My email is ciaramullan3(at)gmail.com. Thanks!

  • Hi Rachel, I would love to do some pattern testing for this dress too! My email is needle.through.colors@gmail.com.

  • Im interested!! If its not too late, count me in and I would be happy to give feedback ! I always like a nice shift dress! TIAH2005@gmail.com 🙂

    • the more the merrier as every feedback will help to make it better for others. You are in !

  • If it’s not too late, I’d love to test it! My e-mail is vintagezest (at) gmail (dot) com 🙂 By the way, it must be a shock when you are washing your hair in the shower, right?

    • Of course you can. Indeed I’m still not recovered from the shock of not having loads of hair.

  • HOW VERY EXCITING! If I wasn’t in the middle of a move, I’d be all over this opportunity. I hope you’ll continue making patterns, so I can jump at the chance later on. Also, your hair looks adorable! I’m in the process of growing mine,and it’s so tempting to cut when I see a cute new hairstyle.

    • Good luck on the move. I do love having ideas for patterns so hopefully I can improve my drafting skills and make a few more.

  • Oh! Me, me! 🙂 if it’s not too late if course. my email is thenerdyseamstress@Gmail.com

  • I’ve been looking for the right project to restart my mojo so, if you need more testers, I’d love to participate! The lines on this look so interesting and I just love your version 🙂

    My email is msjennyhomemaker (at) gmail (dot) com

    The new haircut is so cute too!

  • I’d definitely love to test it Rachel! I’ve been excited about this pattern since I saw yours, loving the unique style lines!

  • Eeek! My measurements exactly! I’d love to test it! I’ve been swooning over your shift dress and admiring those bodice lines!

  • What a pretty dress! I love it. I should grade it up a some place and down on other. I would love to try it. By When would you need the feedback? Just to know if I’ll manage the deadline. My e-mail: bouquetofbuttons@gmail.com

    • Hi Lelie, I will need a feedback 3 weeks after sending the pattern. Once I’m ready I will email everyone that shown interested so they can decide if they meet the deadline.

    • Cool, I can manage 3 weeks, next week is super busy but afterwards it will cool down again 🙂

  • I’d love to test it out! So cute!
    guardnskate (at) gmail (dot) com

  • yes please it would be fun to test lovely shape

  • Count me in if you don’t have enough testers already!!

    • I can never have too many testers. It will be best collective free sewing pattern ever. So excited to have so many takers. I will have to make the feedback form online

  • Count me in please! eleynagomez (at) gmail (dot) com

  • if you want another gal, i’d be pleased to give it a whirl…

  • Oo yes yes yes yes please! If you still need testers I’d love to help out. My email is dreamingofavonlea@hotmail.com. Love the hair too x

  • I would LOVE the opportunity to sew this dress! The style lines are right up my alley. signehasrhythm@gmail.com.

  • very cute! Count me in 🙂 myohsewvintagelife@gmail.com x

  • If you still need help, I’d really love to be in!
    MammaNene @ SergerPepper

  • I’d love to join in the testing!! Email is tag_inc (at) ymail (dot) com

  • Yes! Yes please! I loved your first post of the dress and with my nursing bust size being silly, it sounds like a great project to tackle- I even have a lovely navy fabric I’d use. Sign me up! Merje@themostjam.com

  • I’d love to test this. maria (underscore) theoharous(at) bigpond(.)com

  • uh seems like there are heaps of peeps wanting to do this so if you want one more count me in. vanessa (dot) l (dot) mcwilliams (@) gmail (dot) com

  • I’d love to help test, too! my email addy is tiffandrea O yahoo DOT com.

  • I would love to be included, if there’s still room. My email is dmaher34 (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Since grading different sizes its such an important part, im taking a good amount of testers. we do want to make it work, don’t we. your in

  • Hi Rachel, I’d so love to test your pattern too – looks like a great dress! I’m 5’8″ but a size smaller than the dress I think – good practice in grading! My email address is corbettgabrielle (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you!!!

  • Its a freaking gorgeous dress, from what I can see of the design lines, which are upstaged by your fabulous fabric choice! Don’t count me in for being a pattern tester (I’m far to unreliable) but I’m looking forward to sewing this up one day 🙂

  • If you’re still taking testers, I would like to give it a shot. It looks like a dress my daughter would love.
    rpsandbag(at) gmail (dot) com

  • I’d love to try your pattern for myself and my teenage daughter. My email is: zassha (at) comcast (dot) net. Thanks, Evelyn

    • lucky daughter. She will have her dress, you are in and the last pattern tester.

  • Thank you so much darlings. Your enthusiasm for my first patterns it’s contagious. Everyone above this line will test the pattern. New peeps, I’m sorry if you just read this now but I won’t take anyone else. Do comment to be the first ones to get the pattern when it’s launched.

  • Oh no, too late… But I would love to get the pattern when it’s launched! moramorasew (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • I’m so sad I didn’t read sooner – I was just freaking out about how cute this was the other day. And those are totally my measurements! Please send an email when you do release it! feralnudist (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Oh no, I read this too late. I was just admiring this dress the other day – it looks a lot like one of my favorite Tory Burch dresses that I have been trying to copy! Please send an email out when you will be releasing the pattern! feralnudist (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Oooh, I’d love to test this out for you! It looks like such a chic and sassy pattern, and I have just the fabric (and reasonably close measurements!) My email is julietsews (at) gmail (dot) com

  • I’d love to test it if the deadline is not this month. I’m pear shaped.

  • Looks like I also got here to late. oh never mind. maybe next time. I am sure to try your pattern when it is out 🙂

  • Well, I’ve never graded a pattern before, so I’ll need to learn it when you release the new pattern, which, btw, I think it’ll make a very nice summer dress 🙂
    Thank you for the hard work you’re doing for this project!
    maryallhandmade (at)gmail(dot)com

  • Wow! This dress is EXACTLY what I was looking for!!!!! I want it so much and bonus, We are the same size (except for my bust…breasfeeding, so adios beautiful full breast) Can I have it?? pllleeaaasseee!

  • I’d love to pattern test for you, how exciting! sewamysew1@gmail.com

    Ps love the new do.

  • Good luck with your pattern, can’t wait to see the final results. If it looks like the one in your photo above, that’s fabulous!

  • OUps, I didn’t had my email!!! i_misty@hotmail.com ;o)

    love the dress!

  • Can’t wait to get my hands on this pattern. Exciting times! 🙂

  • Love the pattern.

  • Dang, too bad I just discovered you now, too late to be a tester! I saw Irene’s at Serger Pepper and just love the look of this dress! Fabulous work! 🙂 Lisa

  • Hi Rachel – I have admired your skills for a long while now and just stumbled upon your new pattern by accident, if it’s not to late I would love to test your pattern. The style lines are right up my alley, I love the optical illusion options I can created with the front seams – reminiscent of the Stella McCartney dress famously worn by Kate Winslet. I just started a new blog and would love to include this as a post (I haven’t officially launched my blog yet but you can view it at http://www.ScarletThreader.com)

    • Hi Rachel – I just read your update above on having enough testers – maybe next time 🙂