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Would you like to be a pattern tester?

I’m finalizing my SS2013 collection – and I’m looking for some extra pattern testers so that we can get these patterns out asap! I already have some really fantastic ladies lined up to help (thanks you wonderful gals!!!) – but I’d love a bit of extra help to make sure all sizes etc get tested.

You’re probably wondering whats involved?! The short rundown: when we start testing I normally send out a cute testers pack that includes the full pattern and instructions, as well as a little bit of info on what kind of feedback we’re looking for – and then we normally leave a good couple of weeks for you to give the pattern a try. When the pattern is released we always make sure to send the final pattern your way, (and giant virtual hugs) – and i love sharing your creations here on Design Diary :)

If you think you might like to help out, and will have some free sewing time in the next month – please fill out the form below:

Megan Nielsen XOXO

(If more people put their hands up than we need for this round of testing, i’ll keep your email on file to contact next round)

Thanks darlings!

(ps. sorry about the lack of Briar variations this week – i’ve got two coming tomorrow & friday. Finalizing the last patterns really knocked me back in my sewalong timeline. Ooops! XOXO)

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Paula Kahlenberg
9 years ago

Hi Megan-

I’ve been sewing since I was 10 and would love to test patterns for you.

Best,
Paula

Angelina
Angelina
9 years ago

I’d love to help out! I’d say I’m a beginner-intermediate sewist. Size 14-16 in US RTW.

Janet M.
Janet M.
9 years ago

Hi from California!
I would love to test out your pattern.
Janet

Amy
Amy
9 years ago

I would love to test one of your patterns, since I hear nothing but great things about them! I have a bug stack of fabric dying to be used on something new and exciting!

Heather
Heather
9 years ago

Hi, I would love to help, I and an Australian size14-16, if you need testers in that size. I would say I am intermediate in my abilities.
Thanks
Heather

Kasey
Kasey
9 years ago

Would love to test a pattern for you. My measurements are 38″, 32″, 42″. Hope you find the sizes you need.

Kim
Kim
9 years ago

I would love to help out. :) I’m a relatively new seamstress. Nearly been sewing for a year non stop. :p before that on and off during my teenage years. Hope to hear from you soon. X

Tina LaChance
9 years ago

I would also be willing to lend a hand. I use professional machines to achieve an extremely high quality. Plus I’m a big fan! I am a size 2/4 in American. Hope I can be of assistance!

Alyssa Jenaway
Alyssa Jenaway
9 years ago

Hi Megan,

I would love to be a pattern tester for you. I have been sewing for several years and have a cirtificate 4 in fash and textiles, but concider myself a begginer to intermediate sewer.

I have just dropped my work days back to 3 days a week so I suddenly have some extra time on my hands and no current sewing projects.

I am a size 8 usually.

Angela Campion
Angela Campion
9 years ago

Hi Megan,
I would be very happy to test your pattern. I am an intermediate sewer and size 8 Australian. All the best!
Angela

Emily
9 years ago

I would LOVE to be! I’ve only been sewing for the last 2-3 years but am a total addict. Plus, I’m currently making my bridesmaid dresses and am desperate for an in between project!! I’m a UK size 10. Exciting!! X

Sarah
9 years ago

I can’t wait to see you new line. And I’d love to help by testing out a few.

Lisa
9 years ago

Hi Meg, I’d love to test your new pattern(s)! I’ve made up your Briar twice so far and I love it (cropped and cardigan) so the only logical way is to volunteer and help you make things perfect! I am between XS and S on your size chart, 88-65-102cm. I sew with knits a lot but have been itching to get more into structured stuff. Hope to hear from you! XO Lisa

crystalpleats
9 years ago

I am interested in pattern testing for you. I am generally a US size 10 in RTW.

Lizzy
Lizzy
9 years ago

I’d love to pattern test. I’ve made your Kelly skirt several times. I’m on the small end of the size scale XS-S.

christine
christine
9 years ago

I’d love to test ANY patterns for you…i’ve already made 2 briars and love them :)

Alison
9 years ago

I would love to be a pattern tester! I am a UK 12/14 depending on what the item is and have a mountain of stash fabric that needs used!

Alison

Kailee
9 years ago

It looks like you already have a ton of volunteers already by the looks of the comments, but if you need one more, I would love to test some patterns! I’m actually a designer too and just did a fashion show with my school so I love sewing and all that fun stuff. :)

Dottie Doodle
9 years ago

I’d love to test! Your Kelly skirt is one of my favorite patterns. Size L.

Kirstan
Kirstan
9 years ago

I would love to be a tester! I am in the uk….I normally grade between sizes but haven’t tried your patterns at all yet.

Beth De Wit
Beth De Wit
9 years ago

I’d love to be a pattern tester. I’m from Belgium, so if you need a Belgian tester I’m up for it.

Beth De Wit
Beth De Wit
9 years ago

Oh en my size european 38.

Marci
9 years ago

Hi Megan, I’d love to be of help! I’m at an inconsistent intermediate sewing level (I make my own patterns and can sew, but I’ve only sewn a few things straight from a pattern before), and I’ve made a couple of your tutorials in the past. I’m roughly a US size 10.

susan seymour
susan seymour
9 years ago

Hi,,
If you need any australian testers i live in brisbane. Size 10. I have gone back to sewing now my 2 boys are in school and finding such a supportive and inspiring online community. I check your blog everyday. I just ordered the briar pattern and it arrived today so it will be my first mn. pattern but have sewing with all grainline studios, several colette patterns, a wiksten and pattern runway. I can do some pattern grading and avoid the big commercial pattern companies at all cost. I am so inspired by how much you put out there for the sewing community.

Eleanor
Eleanor
9 years ago

I would LOVE to test a pattern. I am on the ‘larger’ side with a 41” bust , I am a mother of 4 (irrelevant) , I live in Freo (local yet still irrelevant) am an intermediate sewist, I am 35 (in case you are looking for a range of ages).

I can follow a pattern

Kate
9 years ago

I’d love to be on your list for pattern testing! I’m a Aussie size 16 :D I believe you attended on of the perth burdastyle meet ups but unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend that day or I would have met you!

Katie
9 years ago

I’d LOVE to test for you! I would consider myself an intermediate sewist and I usually wear size M in your patterns. Kathryn (dot) lee79 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Vicki Welin
Vicki Welin
9 years ago

I’d love to help out! I’m an M or L with a FBA if that helps?

beth
beth
9 years ago

i’d love to test your patterns! They’re fabulous! My little girl has just started kindy and i’d love something to do to distract myself when i’m missing her!

Hanne Skeide
9 years ago

Probably too late, ut I have made two versions of Briar, and two of your Kelly. I am a short and curvy size 12&14, and have fallen in love with your patterns. They sit perfectly at first try, and I am in the process of convincing the norvegian sewing community how perfect your patterns are. No matter if I get to try the paterns, I am really looking forward to seing te new patterns. They will be on their way to me as soon as they hit the stores!!

Caroline
9 years ago

Would love to test some patterns over in NZ :-)

Stephanie
9 years ago

Dear Megan, I would love to test your pattern! Your patterns gave me back my love for sewing. I’m not the most experienced seemstress but I know how much info the beginning and intermediate seemstresses need. So I could help with that. I have a lot of free time on my hands now and I would love to contribute!
Xoxo
Stephanie

Maider from Masustak Eguzkitan

Hi there!
I´m Maider from Spain and my european size is more or less a 40, but it depends of the garment, I have to measure my body and check the size chart to find my correct size before starting with a new pattern designer. My level is intermediate and I have never sewn a pattern drafted by you.

Kieran
Kieran
9 years ago

I would LOVE to be a pattern tester! Like, love love love love love to! To the point where I want to shamelessly beg right now! I live in NZ so kind of close for postage…

Velosewer
9 years ago

I’d love to pattern test!

Helen
9 years ago

Hi Megan, I’d LOVE to take part in this. The Kelly skirt is my favourite skirt pattern so far. I was a size S in the Kelly and am usually a 10 UK size. I live in the UK (funnily enough). I’m probably an advanced beginner/intermediate.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Rebecca
Rebecca
9 years ago

Hi Megan,
I’d love to test your pattern for you! I’m a small I’m your sizing and have made two Kelly skirts, a Banksia top and two Darling Ranges dresses. If you’d like to see photos of the clothing, they’re on my Facebook profile (becky jade) or I’d be happy to send them to you.
Bec

Claire
Claire
9 years ago

Would love to be a tester. I am an intermediate sewer in the UK. I have made your maternity skirt & wrap top patterns which were worn a lot during my pregnancy. I’ve now lost (almost!) all of my baby weight so my measurements are 94, 72, 95.

Suzy
9 years ago

Hi, I would love to pattern test for you. I’m a size XL with a FBA in your Banskia Top,

cheers, Suzy

blacklabel
9 years ago

would be more than happy to help if you still require. europe based, SAHW so lots of time :)

naii
9 years ago

Hi, I´d love to test your pattern, I have never sewn a pattern drafted by you. Mi size is 38/40 here in Spain, depends of the garment. I usually sew for my kids, but my wardrobe needs urgently new garments.

Marleen
9 years ago

Hi, I would LOVE to be you pattern tester. I Live in Belgium, Europe. I have a blog about my sewing and I’m very active on different facebook sewing groups. I’m a stay at home mom so I have lots of time for sewing!!! Looking forward to be your tester, now or later on!

Amanda
9 years ago

I am interested in being a pattern tester :)
Looking forward to the new release!

Kerry
9 years ago

Love to test for you- experienced sewer/blogger, size 8-10, x small/small, living in UK x

Anna Dorthea Aasbjerg
9 years ago

Would love to help you/be a pattern tester! I’m a European size 38/40 and I’m living in Denmark, Scandinavia.

Jenny
9 years ago

I would love to be a pattern tester! I’m a beginner. X

Johanna
9 years ago

I’d love to help out! Especially now that I’m not pregnant! If its useful I’m an XS usually. Good luck with the new patterns! Can’t wait to see them!

Alison Jackson
Alison Jackson
9 years ago

Hi Megan, I would like to test your new patterns I am a beginner a uk size 10 – 12 I have made your darling ranges dress and banksia top I found the patterns easy to understand and the sizing was perfect please consider me.

Kind Regards Alison

Megan
9 years ago

I would absolutely love to be a tester. I am size 10-12, an experienced sewist and even live in Perth – that’s got to count for something! Thanks for your generosity :)

Neus
9 years ago

I would love too! In European size I’m a 36/38, I live in Barcelona (Spain). Have a nice day, Neus