Pattern Testing the Karri

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Last year I put my name down to be a pattern tester for Megan Nielsen patterns. I tested the kids Tania Culottes last November and in June I was a tester for the Karri dress.
 


At the time I was snowed under with work and getting ready to go on holiday so didn't have time to make an interesting version, instead I stuck with fabric I had pre-washed and ready to go.

My choice of fabric means you can't see the detail of the pieced bodice, I think I am glad about that though as I am not a fan of the join between the pieces going right over the bust apex. The next time I make it I will use the lining piece for the main front as it doesn't have this join!


The picture above is the Karri made exactly as the pattern is, cut in a M with no tweaks and un-hemmed. I am a fan of Megan Nielsen patterns as they fit my odd shape ok from the packet and only require a few simple alterations which tend to be the same for all the patterns. I always have shoulder and bodice length issues, and this time was no different. I did tweak the shoulders before I took the top and bottom photos and it makes a huge difference to how it feels on. 

The dress is fully lined which is lovely and the next time I make it I will line it with something other than an old poly cotton sheet which makes the outer fabric lie funnily...


I'm now dreaming up a Christmas version!





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4 comments

  1. This is really lovely on you. The shape really suits you and the colour is pretty. I love the v back too - I missed that on the announcement of the pattern release. Nice to have a go to pattern that pretty much fits out of the packet!

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  2. I absolutely love your Karri dress! Thank you so much for helping test it :) Looking forward to seeing your future versions with the horizontal bust seam removed - i have a feeling that is going to work really nicely for you! hugs xo

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  3. Great job. I rather like that middle seam its an unusual feature. A christmas version would be very fun.

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  4. I think it turned out really cute! I love the fabric you chose!

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