Creating PDF sewing patterns for sewist to sew is such a rewarding experience. Seeing all of the variations of how makers bring a pattern to life is so inspiring. Email subscribers to the Marsha Style blog and those who take the time to read my blog post can receive 20% off the Grace PDF Pattern until midnight 19th July 2021 using the coupon code GRACE20. In this blog I will share a few of the Grace Dress variations that the tester group made.
For the first time ever I had tester, Lolie @lolieya, who is bring awareness to makers that use wheelchairs. It was so insightful to get Lolie’s feedback on the Grace Dress PDF pattern. Lolie add side seam splits to make it easier to get in and out of her chair. It has been a privilege to work with Lolie and gain insight into her needs as a maker that uses a wheelchair.
Leighanne @ohsewfearless blew me away with her winter version of the Grace Dress. When I reached out to her to test the pattern I mentioned it would not be seasonally appropriate but boy did she prove me wrong. Her winter version is made in a fine navy corduroy. Leighanne has a larger bust and increase the front bodice length by 2.5cm at the front only shaping back to the side seam to add a little more depth to the front bodice. Styled with a long sleeve, tights, boots and a jacket and you are cooler weather ready.
The gorgeous Basma @basmashimmies shows us how the Grace Dress PDF pattern is perfect for curvy sewers. Basma raised the armhole by 5cm for more coverage and added 2.5cm to the front bodice to accommodate her G cup size. The Grace Dress PDF pattern is truly size inclusive. Something that is very important to Abby and I.
And finally, for now anyway, we have Mette @sewbluedresses who converted the Grace Dress into a skirt. One thing Mette loved about the skirt was the proportions of the tiers. They are something a little different with the shorter tier sitting to the top of the skirt.