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!



  • 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.



  • 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)



  • 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!

Call for testers for VFG's newest bundle of patterns! If you would like to apply here are the specs:


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.


  • 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!