So, I just stepped back and thought about this - I've tested patterns for pattern designers in Belgium, Portugal, and Australia. How cool is this internet-world?
I got an email recently from Marina who has an Etsy shop - Wink Handmade. Her patterns are well-written, well-thought out, and as a bonus, she lets you sell products made from her pattern if you happen to have a shop. She wanted me to test her upcoming pattern - The Madeline Dress. Since my kid is a dress-lover, I jumped at the chance....
The pattern is really sweet. An adorable Peter Pan collar - what a great frame for a little girl's face! I decided to add flat piping around the collar and the pocket flaps. I'm not a huge expert on flat piping, but it certainly worked out well.
I think when I make this pattern again - and I will! - I'll use a size 3 and the length of a size 5. The fabric is a random, unknown fabric I bought for about $2/yard. I've had it for a while, waiting for the perfect project. I just loved the way this turned out - thanks to Marina and Wink Handmade!