Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pattern Testers Needed - New Ballet Sweater - CLOSED

 Pattern Testers Needed for our Newest Pattern
We have all the testers now , thank you!

This sweater is a fast and easy sew.
A great little sweater, shrug with a mock wrap front that simply slips over the head. Two long ties wrap around the torso a couple of times (or more depending on how long you make them) to give it a really cute detail common in ballet and dance wear.

 Perfect for the little ballerina in your life.

Great for warming up those little arms.
You can make this as a shrug, bolero for a summer dress. a great alternative to a sweater for spring or fall days.

the side ties can be omitted for a simple pull on look that is easy for little ones to dress themselves.
This sweater can be made from almost any stretch material, jersey, interlock, sweater knit, spandex, lycra, stretch fleece, etc.

We Will need 2 pattern testers for each size 12m, 18m, 2t, 3t, 4t, 5t ( larger size set 6-10 coming soon, so we will need testers for that at a later date)

What you have to do:

1. Have intermediate to advanced sewing experience (nothing against newbies and not that this is a hard pattern to sew, i just need people who have used a lot of patterns before and know what makes sense :)
2. Item to be finished in 1 Week or less of getting the pattern
3. Check pdf for spelling mistakes or pattern labeling mistakes, or any other mistakes (...there are probably a lot :) )
4. Provide a good Picture of the finished product, both of sweater on its own and in action on a little one (Bonus **if it is a great picture and we use it on our website - you could get even more free patterns! yay)

....not too hard right?

what you need:

  1/2-3/4 yard of lightweight to med. weight material for outer shell (maybe more if you make the ties out of the same material and make them really long)
 * Optional 1/4 yard of alternative stretch material for binding if you choose to make it different
40"-50" of ribbon, organza ribbon, cording, chiffon strip - if you are using this for the side ties.

if you think you are up to being a tester - let me know by commenting below along with the size you would like to test and your contact info ** if you don't leave me your contact info either in your comment or in an email to heidiandfinn@hotmail.com, i will not include you in the drawing sorry

you will be emailed the pdf file once all the testers have been chosen (you will receive the pdf file with all the sizes although you will only need to test the one size you are picked for)

we will leave this post open until friday since we have not be posting much and to give everyone a chance to comment, and then pick the testers using a random generator, that way it is fair to everyone that comments

thanks again everyone!


  1. I'd love to test the pattern- my daughter is a 3T - janiceharris4839 at gmail dot com

  2. i would love to test this pattern in size 5T. my little girl would loooooove this!! once you have the larger sizes, i'd also love to test the size 10 for my older daughter!

    gooberific @ yahoo.com

  3. I would love to test this pattern for my daughter in 2T - eleganceandelephants@gmail.com Thank you, Heidi Kettner

  4. I would love to test the pattern for my dancing daughter. She turnes 5 in a month...
    But she sometimes wears a 6y, so I'm a bit unsure about the size.
    Mama-saartje at hotmail dot com

  5. I'd love to test the 5T! 402CenterStreet (at) gmail (dot) com Thanks!

  6. Ohhh it's really lovely!!!!
    My girl is 5 years old, I'm not sure if size 5T is enough or if I should wait for 6T
    I already have fabrics.
    I have a lovely old sewing machine (i've got no zigzag) and an overlock. You can check here my experience:
    Thanks so much for the chance. My email: mirincondemariposas (at) hotmail (dot) com

  7. great pattern once again! I wish I could test it, but I've got a very busy week. Maybe next time!

  8. This is gorgeous! I could test 4T or 5T. I could also do the larger range later if you need it.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. I would love to test for you.
    I can do either of these sizes. 2T, 3T or 4T
    My email is k.va.briggs@gmail.com
    And my shop is www.facebook.com/boninbaboutique so you can check my level of experience.

    1. https://www.facebook.com/BoninaBoutique that is. :)

  10. I'd love to do the 5T! vandenberghenathalie at hotmail dot com

  11. I would love to test your pattern. My daughter is 3T and a little ballerina. I have been dying to find a ballet sweater but none of them match...I would love to get to pick my own material! mattandchelseydaivs@gmail.com

    1. hi,
      your email does not seem to be working, i have tried to send you the pattern for testing -if you can email me at heidiandfinn@hotmail.com with a different email address that would be great

  12. If you still need someone to do 4T, I'm up for it...love your patterns:) beckymac1 at hotmail dot com and belle-n-bee.blogspot.com

  13. Hi!

    I would love to test this pattern (2T) Mademoisellek_blog at hotmail dot com

  14. my daughter is a 3t. I have done dozens of pattern tests before. though I will admit photography is my weakness. thecraftingfiend@gmail.com


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