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Durban Curve Tester Round Up

Durban Curve Tester Round up

A good fitting jumpsuit, in our eyes, is one of the great joys of life and something that everyone should be able to enjoy! Before sending the pattern out to test we’d already toilled & toilled – refining the draft of the pattern and getting it closer to what we were looking for – but it was the amazing feedback from our testers and the opportunity to see the pattern made up & worn on such a wonderful variety of body shapes that really helped us get that fit even better and to create the Durban Curve we have today!

So here’s a big thank you to our testers who have shared their photos with us for the Durban Curve Tester Round Up, your makes are amazing! We also wanted to give a special shout out to all of our Durban testers who chose not to be part of the blog round up. Your feedback is so invaluable and we want you to know how much we loved reading about your testing experience!

Enjoy having a look of these gorgeous makes, we hope you love them as much as we do! Don’t forget to check out these ladies blogs and Instagram’s for more of their sewing journeys.

Anemone Durban Curve tester makeWHO

Anemone  // @sewanemone

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MAKE & WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN?

I made the sleeveless romper view in a lightweight denim with contrast topstitching for a slightly utilitarian look. Then used lightning bolt buttons for some bling and stitched a similar lightning bolt pattern onto my back pockets! I love all the views and options included in this pattern and the wide variety of fabrics it can work with. I’ll be able to use it again and again, achieving different looks each time!

Hope Durban Curve tester makeWHO

Hope  // @hopefullysewingsomething

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN? DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER VERSIONS PLANNED?

My favorite part of this pattern is the excellent drafting and fit. I have no gaping at the chest, no gaping around the arms on my sleeveless romper, and I can sit, bend, and do yoga in this jumpsuit! I made mine in a rose hemp/cotton blend. I am already planning a black linen sleeveless View B.

Judith Durban Curve tester makeWHO

Judith  // @eversewoften

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN?

I loved the versatility and the ability to combine different necklines, sleeve options , leg width and length and pocket options to get my own individual Durban Curve Jumpsuit.

Kate Durban Curve tester makeWHO

Kate  // @tailoredbykate

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN?

Just to add what a fab fit and ease this pattern has. Your drafting block for the Curve range feels just right to me, carefully thought out so all the pieces have the right amount of ease and balance, with necklines fitting well and pockets being in proportion etc. You can tell the work that has gone into this and not just endlessly grading up a smaller size beyond what actually works for a human body. I love how the style looks and the shaping is beautiful throughout.

Romy Durban Curve tester makeWHO

Romy  // @sewlike

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN? DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER VERSIONS PLANNED?

I love how it’s a whole look in one garment that I can mix and match. It’s unbelievably comfortable to a point that it feels illegal to look that good but feel like I’m wearing pjs! I’d love to make View B in a mid wash chambray to make my 70s dreams come true but also make another View A with a belt and belt loops in a linen!

Sheri Durban Curve tester makeWHO

Sheri  // @gigis.sewing.adventures

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN?

My favorite thing about the pattern is the various style options. It is very versatile depending on your taste, fabric or current season. This makes the Durban pattern a great value!

Sue Durban Curve tester makeWHO

Sue  //

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN? DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER VERSIONS PLANNED?

The pattern was easy to make, went together really easily and a pleasure to make. I intend to make a version with 7/8 length pants and a zip in the front instead of buttons, I like the top so I may well add a skirt for a hack and see what that looks like.


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We absolutely love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to tag your creations with #MNdurban and @megannielsenpatterns when sharing on social media, and check out what everyone else is up to!

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Order Durban in sizes 0-20 and Curve sizes 14-34

ORDER DURBAN TODAY IN SIZES 0-20 AND CURVE SIZES 14-34

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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Alison Golledge
Alison Golledge
1 month ago

I can’t wait to make this, when will the pattern be available in UK? I can’t seem to find it anywhere

Meg
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Meg
1 month ago

Hi Alison! Durban Curve is available as a PDF pattern on our website here https://megannielsen.com/collections/sewing-patterns/products/durban-curve-jumpsuit-romper-pattern and is not available in print format at this stage :)