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Pattern Testing

 

Are you interested in being a pattern tester for Virgil's Fine Goods? Take a look at the information below to see if being a pattern tester will work for you!

 

CRITERIA 

  • Beginner-or-higher level Sewing Experience: Have at least a basic understanding and experience of how to put a garment together and are able to follow a sewing pattern.

    -Each pattern has different skills needed and may have different testing requirements. Check the individual testing page for specifics.

  • Model: Must have an appropriate model for the garment to test fit

    -Models for children's garments will require a special photo release form.

  • Have access to a home printer to print to US Letter size.

  • Allow Virgil's Fine Goods and Lady of the Wilderness to share any blog posts, photos and social media from your make.

 

EXPECTATIONS

  • Be able to work within the timeline provided: Most patterns have a 2–3 week window for making the garment and providing feedback.

  • Provide clear photos of garment on model for my reference of fit (these are photos that will not be shared but are for my reference)

  • Provide at least 1–2 clear photos of garment on model for publicity usage within 2 weeks of pattern launch (Photo Release Form Required)

 

WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE: 

  • Tester e-pattern
  • Finished e-pattern .pdf file once the pattern launches

  • Lots of sharing of your social media accounts/blogs (if applicable) from both the Lady of the Wilderness facebook/blog/instagram and the Virgil's Fine Goods store insta/facebook

  • Add to the VIP Pattern Tester Email list
 
Still want to test our patterns? Take a look at the testing opportunities below to see what's currently on the docket!
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Call for testers for VFG's newest bundle of patterns! If you would like to apply here are the specs:

Goal:

Create a 100% handsewn cap with the pattern provided in one of the above styles.

Skills covered in pattern:

  • Rolled Hems
  • Fine Hems
  • Whip-Gathered hems
  • Pleating
  • Butted Whipstitch

Testers need not be expert-level in these skills, but at least working toward proficiency.

Timeline:

  • Dec 21: Pattern applications close
  • Dec 23: Pattern will be sent via email
  • Jan 13: Deadline for finished cap & Feedback
  • Feb 1: Final request for photos with appropriate hairstyle(On mannequin head or live model)

Would you like to apply to be a tester? Click this link to be taken to the application!

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