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Karri dress pattern tester roundup!

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

It’s Karri pattern tester roundup time! I love tester roundups – it’s so great to be able to share with you the huge variety of dresses our testers made. It’s actually seriously amazing how different these dresses all look. Just goes goes to show how much potential there is in this dress depending on you fabric choice and how you put print and pattern together! I love all of these makes, and want to say a huge thank you to all of my pattern testers for helping test Karri. We couldn’t keep doing what we do without our testers being so generous with their time and providing us with awesome feedback – please take a minute to check out some of their blogs and IG!

So my dears, without further ado, check out these amazing Karri dresses, and get ready to have your mind blown!

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Jennifer // Find her on her on her blog Gingerella or on Instagram @gingerellaj

MADE

Karri dress from striped shirting, with the stripes in contrasting directions

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The modern style and the paneling.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Yes! My first version of the Karri pattern was actually a variation. I was using striped fabric so in order to minimise pattern matching, I combined the front panels together. I also cut the side bodice and skirt panels on the bias to achieve diagonal stripes. I would like to try the pattern again using all of the paneling in some floaty fabric with a non-repeating print, perhaps a floral design.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Marie // Find her on her on Instagram @cosir_coser_sewing

MADE

Sleeveless Karri dress finished with Bias tape around the neckline and armsyces for her daughter.

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The large number of pieces that have.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Yes, I do. The next version will be for me, with long sleeve.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect. Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Sophie // Find her on her blog Sopbac and on Instagram @sopba

MADE

Sleeveless Karri dress with contrast piping and another sleeveless Karri dress with color blocking

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

That you can mix and match the pieces.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect. Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Jess // Find her on her on Instagram @sew_susie

MADE

Karri dress from check fabric with piping in select seams

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love how adaptable it is. You could easily make it look exceptionally modern or vintage.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I would like to make another and experiment with colour blocking.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Caroline // Find her on her on her blog Miss Jackson

MADE

Colour blocked Karri dress with the centre panels in grey and the sides, sleeves and yoke in black.

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the structured look of this dress. It’s perfect for my corporate workplace being formal but still fun with the graphic panelling.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I would like to try it in a floral cotton sateen for summer.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect. Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Alison // Find her on her blog Heavenly Handmades or on Instagram @alison.m.r

MADE

Karri dress from one patterned fabric

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Love the princess seams

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Plan on making one with lace panels as an evening dress.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Akram // Find her on her blog Akram’s Ideas or on Instagram @akramsideas

MADE

Karri dress with contrast piping in the seams

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The interesting seam lines and V-neck back

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I’d like to try making it in a striped fabric were all the stripes are going different directions.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Annie // Find her on her blog The Enantiomer Project

MADE

Sleeveless Karri Dress from one fabric

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

My favorite part of the pattern was the bodice — the blocking and plunging back make it special. It was cleverly designed and lends itself to many variations and fabric fun.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I would like to try to color block the bodice and pair it with a solid skirt.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Nina // Find her on her blog Lemon Pie and Tie&Dye and on Instagram @crazygreenfruits

MADE

Karri dress with lace panels

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the front panels! I used lace for the center ones and I think it gives a very sexy touch to the dress. I didn’t lined it to fully enjoy the lace and my bra is a tad visible but I’m OK with it and I think it’s not very noticeable if I wear a black one.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Not yet, I’m still trying to find something more casual. I am also starting to think about a pink, green, or black (again!) with flowered panels. Or maybe a neoprene one? So far I’ve only made a black crepe and lace one.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Angela // Find her on her blog Sewn by Angela or on Instagram @sewnbyangela

MADE

Sleeveless Karri dress

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

My favourite thing about the Karri dress is how well designed it is, all the notches/pattern marks were very accurate and made test sewing the Karri a real pleasure, thank you!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I have no future versions planned…….yet!

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Emily // Find her on her blog Seymour

MADE

Colour blocked Karri dress using lighter fabric for the centre panels and black for the sides, sleeves and yoke.

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I have a thing for matching seams, so this project was super gratifying!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I’d love to do a more casual, unlined version with different shades of chambray.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Nat // Find her on her blog Sew Outnumbered or on Instagram @nat_sewoutnumbered or on her business page Sew for Life Perth

MADE

Sleeveless Karri dress in polka dot chambray

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love a dress with pockets!! Also the fit of the bodice was spot on after just a couple of minor adjustments to the length to account for my high waist.

Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.Megan Nielsen Karri dress pattern // Multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines and close fit. Pattern features princess seams, flared skirt, anchored side seam pockets, short sleeves, centre back invisible zipper and a full lining. Able to be made from one or more fabrics for a striking effect.

WHO

Sharon // Find her on her blog Stitch Sewing Studio

MADE

Karri dress made from lightweight denim and striped shirting for the yoke, with white topstitching on the seamlines

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

There are so many options for variation.

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

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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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stitchedupsam
stitchedupsam
5 years ago

These are awesome! Sharon’s is my favourite; I love the denim and the topstitching.

amcclure2014
5 years ago

These are all fabulous. My favourite is also Sharon”s denim and shirting version but there are many I love.

michelle
michelle
5 years ago

Can’t wait for my pattern to arrive, there are so many ideas floating around after seeing these lovely versions

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