Volunteers needed to beta test my new sewing pattern

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#1 emerald787 on 4 months ago

Hi, I'm Liz and I make and sell costumes for cosplayers (as well as wear them myself!) I'm also very much a background lurker on this forum!

My favourite piece of clothing I've designed and sell is very popular so I've decided to write up the pattern and publish it online for people to make themselves.

So I'm looking for a few people to test the pattern that I have designed and written before I publish it on the market.

The pattern includes three variations in three different sizes, and the instructions are for both sewing machine and overlocker.

I'm hoping to have volunteers to make one variation each and then give me feedback about the pattern and instructions. So, if there is anything that is confusing, doesn't make sense or completely wrong.

I estimate it would be for an intermediate level sewer as there are a few minor complicated techniques such as bias binding around corners and constructing a print at home pattern. But I am hoping the instructions are clear enough for a novice/beginner sewer. There aren't any pictures for the instructions yet but I'm hoping the text will be enough to go on for now.

I'm not after feedback of the style of the garment, just the instructions and pattern. If you encounter a block in the instructions that mean's you can't go any further I would really appreciate if you could tell me straight away.

Unfortunately I can't pay for materials at the moment so if you have a few metres of spare fabric or calico around that would be great for you to use.

[URL="https://www.burdastyle.com/projects/cropped-cosplay-top"]Here[/URL]'s the link so you can look at the designs

If you are interested please email me at liz(at)emeraldcostumes(dot)com and I'll send you some more information!

Thanks!

Liz

#2 gypsy_girl on 4 months ago

This isn't something I'd be interested in making. I just can't foresee a cosplay that I would use that with and have other projects on the go. What character wear something like this?

#3 Penlowe on 4 months ago

I've got a lot going on right now but if I have some time I might take a whack at it. Posting to keep it on my radar.

#4 emerald787 on 4 months ago

[QUOTE=gypsy_girl;5068288]This isn't something I'd be interested in making. I just can't foresee a cosplay that I would use that with and have other projects on the go. What character wear something like this?[/QUOTE]

I'm sorry you feel this isn't something you would be interested in, however I was just after help with the written instructions and not the design itself as, like I say it's a very popular item on my etsy page and would love to have this accessible to people who want to make their own costumes.

As you ask, they are not directly for certain characters, but inspired by pop culture characters with my own spin on them, like Vash from Trigun and Green Arrow. Because as I'm sure we all know, cosplay is not about judging other people's costume choices but having fun within a common community.

#5 emerald787 on 4 months ago

[QUOTE=Penlowe;5068289]I've got a lot going on right now but if I have some time I might take a whack at it. Posting to keep it on my radar.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Penlowe, let me know if you do fancy helping out!

#6 Respawning on 4 months ago

I may take a crack at it too if I can fit it into my current work schedule.

#7 lunaflora on 4 months ago

I may be able to try it out if I have the time later on. Is there a specific deadline for this?

#8 emerald787 on 4 months ago

Hi, there’s no deadline, just whenever you’re free
To have a go!

Thanks guys, let me know when you’re ready and I’ll get the patterns to you

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