Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CALL FOR PATTERN TESTERS



Hallo, hello!

Now don't worry; it is not me launching my own sewing pattern company so you can breathe a collective sigh of relief. I'm here to help get the word out about Lilith & Eve, an emerging pattern company led by two of my talented former colleagues, Sarah Frack and Nicole Davis. They have been scheming and working HARD on this baby since before I met them last year, and they are now at the stage where they need discerning home sewers to test their first pattern before publishing. That's where you come in!


Lilith & Eve Patterns are inspired by two distinct personality types. Lilith is a more carefree child of nature and Eve is the adventurous sophisticate. Each sewing pattern includes two versions that represent these styles, which is pretty clever and provides a lot of fun and versatility. The goal of the company is to provide patterns for sewers of all levels (not just beginners!) that are thoughtfully designed for a proper and modern fit.


Sarah and Nicole, the designers and patternmakers behind L&E, both have fashion degrees from Moore College in Philadelphia and have been sewing professionally for many years now. Sarah has worked as a technical designer in the fashion industry and has quite a bit of experience with pattern grading and altering patterns to fit. Nicole is designer, illustrator and seamster extraordinaire.

Despite their impressive resumes, they still want to ensure that they're putting out a high quality product that is well-packaged, well-designed and appropriately fits a wide range of sizes. If you would like to throw your name in the hat and are willing to be a pattern tester now or in the future for Lilith & Eve Patterns (in print patterns, not PDF, by the way), it would be much appreciated.  As a pattern tester, your feedback on the instructions, pattern grading, fit and style is incredibly valuable to the designers so they can make necessary changes before the final print.
You don't have to have a blog and you won't be pressured to promote the product after its launch. I know how labor intensive it can be to be a pattern tester, so your commitment is not taken lightly. Each tester gets a package of goodies as a thank you, and of course free access to the finalized patterns.


Please sign up using THIS FORM. Sending in your response is not a concrete commitment, so if you would just like to learn more, certainly sign up anyway and you can decide later if you have time. On behalf of L&E, thank you in advance for your help! You can find more info on the L&E website, and if you have any questions about the pattern testing process, you can contact lilithandevepatterns @ gmail.