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Sudley pattern tester roundup!

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

Pattern testing is such a huge part of making a great pattern, and I’m so grateful to all of the lovely ladies who tried out the Sudley pattern for us before release. Some of them have been kind enough to let us share there makes with you and give their thoughts on the pattern, and seriously, they made some awesome garments!

Check out what they made below, and if you’ve got a few moments have a look at their blogs and IG, these babes are pretty great.

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

WHO

Marie // Find her on her blog SEWN

MADE

Version 2 // Cropped blouse with short sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The versatility. On top of blouse and dress versions to choose from there’s an added variety of design variations with the collar and keyhole.

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup WHO

Vesna // Find her on Instagram @Kelerabeus

MADE

Version 3 // Empire waist dress with gathered skirt + dress with a drop waist and peter pan collar + another dress with colour blocked sleeves and scalloped hem

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Definitely the multitude of options! By mixing and matching and playing around with the pattern pieces you can get so many different silhouettes, I found that to be amazing! And also – no zipper nor the buttonholes required! You must love that :)

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

WHO

Ashleigh // Find her on her blog

MADE

Version 3 // Empire waist dress with gathered skirt and above elbow sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Love the key hole! Such a fun detail.

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

WHO

Alice // Find her on Instagram @alicemakes

MADE

Version 2 // Cropped blouse with short sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love that it is something i can dress up and down. i don’t find too many patterns to fall within this camp. being able to reverse it gives it an edge, with version 2 specifically without the collar, and entirely different look when worn the other way round.

 Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundupWHO

Linda // Find her on her blog and on Instagram @LLfasRN

MADE

Version 3 // Empire waist dress with gathered skirt

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I loved all the different ways the pattern could be made up.

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

WHO

Beth // Find her on her blog

MADE

Version 1 mashup! // Blouse with short sleeves, added length and a split hem (love this idea!)

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

There are so many options for altering and personalizing! Even though this style isn’t one I would normally choose as-is, I have many ideas about how to make it something that is my style. I’d also like to make it out of a knit.

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

WHO

Charlotte // Find her on her blog

MADE

Version 1 // Blouse with peter pan collar

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The fact it can be worn two ways, is quick to make but with nice touches, and those neckties!

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

WHO

Burke // Find her on Instagram @modernseamstress

MADE

Version 3 // Empire waist dress with gathered skirt and 3/4 length sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Cute style, flowy aesthetic & multiple variations. I might make a top with a shorter skirt portion & mid sleeve. I also might try adding some elastic at the waist to cinch it in.

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

WHO

Katie // Find her on Instagram @katharineemma

MADE

Version 1 // Blouse with above elbow sleeves and no collar

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The length of the body and the sleeves on Version 1 are the perfect length for me. And I like the unexpected keyhole and tie in the back. I made my Sudley in a very drapey fabric, which makes it feel kind of dressy, even though the fit is easy and comfortable. I think the elbow length sleeves are a little dressier too.

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

WHO

Katie // Find her on her blog and on Instagram @kglee01

MADE

Version 1 // Blouse with short sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The fit through the shoulders and bust — I didn’t need any adjustments!

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

WHO

Jacqueline // Find her on her blog

MADE

Version 1 mashup! // Collarless blouse with 3/4 sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

i love the finished look. It’s a great fit and also that it’s reversible too.

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

WHO

Amy // Find her on her blog and on Instagram @wallyandgrace

MADE

Version 1 + Version 2 mashup! // Blouse with short sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Such a cute, versatile blouse. Perfect for work or basic day wear. Also, looks great as a layering piece.

// SHOW US YOUR CREATIONS! //

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern tester roundup

What about you?! We’d love to see what you’re creating from the new Sudley pattern! Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNsudley and @megannielsenpatterns to share what you’ve been working on, and check out what everyone else is up to!

Megan Nielsen Sudley blouse sewing pattern. Available in sizes 0-20 and Curve 14-30.

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About Author

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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anya-zoe
anya-zoe
6 years ago

I love the tester round up! So much inspiration :) They all did so well.