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floreat dress & top tester roundup

Tester Roundup for the Floreat dress and blouse by Megan Nielsen Patterns

It’s time for our next tester round up and I can’t wait to show you all of the Floreat makes! Our incredible testers have agreed to let us share their makes with you and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with their Floreat dresses & blouses like we did!

The time and effort all of our testers put into the process for us is so incredibly important to us. It’s such a valuable part of what we do and without you we couldn’t keep creating such high quality patterns…so, I’m sending you all big hugs!

Don’t forget to check out these ladies blogs and Instagram’s for more of their sewing journeys and I hope you love taking a look at their makes as much as I did!

Floreat Tester Tina Floreat Tester Tina Floreat Tester Tina WHO

Tina // Find her on Instagram @tinaevangalenemartin

MADE

View D // Woven sleeveless dress or blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love all of the options offered.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I want to make the cropped top in a sleeveless and short sleeved version. I already have a lovely striped thread dyed linen in mind.

Floreat Tester Michele Floreat Tester Michele Floreat Tester MicheleWHO

Michele // Find her on Instagram @winmichele or on her YouTube Channel  and blog.

MADE

View C // Woven short sleeve cropped blouse

Jessie Huen Tester Florett WHO

Jessie // Find her on Instagram @jessiehuenmade or on her website.

MADE

View D // Sleeveless dress or blouse

Tester Floreat Melodye Tester Floreat Melodye Tester Floreat MelodyeWHO

Melodye // Find her on Instagram @melodyejoyo

MADE

View A // Woven long sleeve dress with waist ties

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The hemline! I am sewing through my stash of fabric the the fabric I used is from the 60’s/early 70’s. This pattern worked perfectly!!

Floreat Tester Sally Floreat Tester Sally Floreat Tester SallyWHO

Emily // Find her on Instagram @thestoryclubpdx

MADE

View B // Knit long sleeve blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

It came together so quickly and is an interesting silhouette. I was skeptical about this style of shirt for myself but I have found that it is really wearable and I just love it!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING TO MAKE NEXT

I’d love to make a sleeveless top version in some solid colors for layering

Floreat Tester Erin Floreat Tester ErinWHO

Erin // Find her on Instagram @erinbenoit17

MADE

View A // Knit long sleeve dress with waist ties

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Floreat is very versatile – you can make it long and flowy or fitted and perky. This pattern is a satisfying and fast creation that is on-trend with the hankerchief hem.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING TO MAKE NEXT

I plan to make: 1) short sleeve Floreat, 2) one length hem Floreat above the knee, 3) color block Floreat – dress, neckband, and ties in all different colors…like red, black, and white for example.

Floreat Tester Sally Floreat Tester Sally Floreat Tester SallyWHO

Sally // Find her on Instagram @sallydmtan

MADE

View C // Woven short sleeve cropped blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The ease of construction is superb. And style is spot on.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING TO MAKE NEXT

Would love to make the dress soon in a flow fabric like viscose rayon.

Floreat Tester SandraWHO

Sandra //

MADE

View D // Woven sleeveless dress

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Ease of construction and a quick make!

Floreat Tester Monica Floreat Tester MonicaWHO

Mònica // Check out her blog Ma, Me, Mi…Mo or find her on Instagram @mamemimoblog

MADE

View B // Woven long sleeve blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

It’s very versatile, depending on the fabric it can be worn during summer or winter. Very flattering.

Nancy Floreat TesterWHO

Nancy //

MADE

View B // Woven long sleeve blouse

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Yes, at top with the straight hem line, and a dress.

Justine Floreat Tester Justine Floreat Tester Justine Floreat TesterWHO

Justine // Find her on Instagram @justmejaysews

MADE

View A // Woven long sleeve dress with ties & View B // Woven long sleeve blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I like the shape of both the hem and the neckline.

Floreat Tester NadiaWHO

Nadia //

MADE

View D // Woven sleeveless dress

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The ease of construction. Very straightforward.

Floreat Tester Kelley Floreat Tester KelleyWHO

Kelley // Find her in instagram @stitchedtopray

MADE

View B // Knit long sleeve blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The uncomplicated pattern pieces and it came together super quick.

Liliana Floreat TesterWHO

Liliana // Find her in instagram @liliana.margarita

MADE

View A // Woven long sleeve dress with waist ties

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The ease of construction, how fast it came together, but especially the asymmetrical hem – such an interesting detail!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I want to make it in a knit next, ideally something a little thicker, so it’s appropriate for the season change in the northern hemisphere.

Aukje Floreat Tester Aukje Floreat TesterWHO

Aukje // Find her in Instagram @sewcucio and her blog Sew Cucio

MADE

View B // Knit long sleeve blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the asymmetrical front, the versatility of having both woven and knit pattern pieces and how easy it is to construct.

Floreat Tester Robyn Floreat Tester RobynWHO

Robyn // Find her in Instagram @napsandneedles

MADE

View D // Woven short sleeve dress

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

As much as I love a good fit and flare, most days I just need an easy-to-wear dress that I can move in, sit, work and eat in. This ticks all of those boxes while looking put together – and the asymmetrical skirt adds a little something flirty and playful too.

Tester Floreat Sophy Tester Floreat SophyWHO

Sophy // Find her in Instagram @sophy_sews_hk

MADE

View B // Woven long sleeve blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The ease of construction and simple, modern lines of the pattern.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

The a-line shape along with the asymmetric front accommodated my 34 week bump happily and will definitely be good to wear post baby with a nursing top underneath. I am planning to make a boat neck version in a striped fabric with a good amount of drape, and with a statement back bow closure.

Eliza Tester FloreatWHO

Eliza // Find her in Instagram @napsandneedles

MADE

View B // Knit long sleeve blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

So versatile with many options! Love the optional pieces for knit fabrics. A real value for your pattern buying dollars!

Sophie Floreat Tester Sophie Floreat Tester Sophie Floreat TesterWHO

Sofie //

MADE

View B // Woven long sleeve blouse & View C // Woven short sleeve cropped blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the asymmetrical pointed hemline. It’s something different and elegant especially in the croped blouse version.

Alison Floreat Tester Alison Floreat TesterWHO

Alison // Find her on Instagram @aliivens or visit her blog Sew Addicted.

MADE

View B // Woven long sleeve blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The clever sash insert in the back.

Floreat Tester HayleyWHO

Hayley //

MADE

View B // Knit long sleeve blouse

Floreat Tester Katrina Floreat Tester KatrinaWHO

Katrina // Find her on Instagram @kayjaymorrison

MADE

View B // Woven long sleeve blouse

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The swing style and asymmetric hem. I would like to make a tunic length version with a colour block panel in a stretch crepe and scuba.

// SHOW US YOUR CREATIONS! //

What about you?! We’d love to see what you’re creating from the new Floreat jeans pattern! Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNfloreat 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

Anita is the Operations Manager here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and happily works on multiple areas of the business in any one day! Anita is the first port of call for any of your customer service enquiries, manages daily operations and oversees all pattern production, graphic design, website maintenance, inventory management & drinking all the coffee/eating all the cookies in the cupboard.

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Denise
3 years ago

I am unsure how to pick the size that will work for me. I usually sew vintage patterns, and I go by upper bust with D-cup FBA. My measurements are upper bust 33,5, waist 30.5, hips 38,5. My shoulders are a bit wider than normal. What do you think?