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Soleil Dress – Call for Testers

You remember that dress I posted a couple days ago? Yeah? Did you love it? (I do!) I ALMOST have the pattern ready for testing, and I’d love for you to help me out! Here’s the deal…

Pattern will be ready by Friday, April 4. If it’s ready before then, I’ll send it out then. If not, well, that’s just life. Amirite?! 

Testers will be required to provide at least two photos of the finished dress being worn. Other photos are also welcome. There will be a feedback form at the end of the test that you will be required to submit.

The deadline to complete the test and provide feedback is Friday, April 11. The dress is super fast and easy-to-sew! Promise! I am also flexible and not a jerk. So if life happens, eh, well, so be it.

I don’t have the fabric requirement chart ready just yet, but it doesn’t take much – especially for the smaller sizes. The main fabric is 4-way stretch knit, and the edging is ribbing. You can use ribbing or any other stretchy fabric of your choice for the edging.

Here’s the working size chart (it’s fine if you choose to sew a different size than selected on the tester signup form once you see the finished garment measurements and schematic – I just want to get an idea of what you plan to sew):

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Not everyone that applies will be selected to test – sorry! I’m aiming for two testers per size. Testers will all be featured in a tester roundup post and will receive a copy of the finished and perfected pattern. Testers with a blog will be invited to the blog tour.

That about does it. I can’t wait to hear from you!


  • Shannon_CC

    Ah, man, my girls are out. They’re in a 14 now. Bummer. Looking forward to the tester pics.

  • Maegen Karen Foster

    I would seriosuly love to test this dress if I had a girl! The second you are ready to test a boy pattern (of gender neutral) I will be down on my knees begging. -Maegen

  • Bethany ~ Sew-Not-Perfect

    What a lovely dress! I love the pockets on he front and the cut of the back. Can’t wait to see the tester roundup (and maybe be one of them!).

  • Mina Dotter

    Love this dress. I applied to be a tester.

    • Lauren Dahl


  • Juliette Bonnin Lanvers

    Lovely Lauren! I have not little girl to sew for right now but I am sure you will find plenty of testers : )

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thanks, Juliettte!

  • Cel Ga

    i would love to be a tester for a size 3T. I really love this dress. It’s just perfect for this summer… (

  • Kathleen

    World likte to test 2 year – My email

  • Rebekah Erhabor

    So wish this came in a 6mo! Soooo cute!!!

    • Lauren Dahl

      She will fit it next summer! ;)

  • Donna Wormington

    I would love to test this pattern?
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