Thank you Cascade Testers!

I have always been lucky to work with so many wonderful testers that work really hard to help improve my patterns and I love receiving a variety of feedback to make a really great pattern. Luckily, the test for the Cascade Maxi ended up being really fun and easy! Sample after sample that was posted was awesome. I loved the fabric combinations and trims my testers came up with. All of my testers were so professional and such a pleasure to work with. Thanking them never feels like enough! Today I do want to thank them and show you ALL of their versions, it’s pretty impressive to see them together!

I tried something different for this test and split up the testers in phases. I started with view A, made corrections before proceeding to view B then made final corrections for a final group testers. Testers were required to make one sample and complete a survey and had about 5 days to complete their phase of the test. Everyone was great about working together and sending in comments so we could move on to the next group. Many testers made more than one sample and I think this pattern is addictive like that.

As you can see, it takes a lot of people and a lot of work to bring you a pattern. I am proud of how it turned out and so grateful to all of these ladies for helping me.

So here you have it – loads of Cascade Maxi Dress in different fabrics and fabric combinations from the best testers around! As a reminder, the pattern is offered in sizes 2 to 12 years, and is intended for lightweight woven fabrics. You can purchase the Cascade Maxi pattern HERE.

Click on each photo and check out each tester’s Blog or Instagram feed if they have one. Nelleke, Emi, Leslie, Brooke, Anita, Natasha, Mie, Thao, and Indu have all posted reviews as well, make sure to check them out to read more about this pattern. Enjoy!

View A
The Cascade Maxi was designed for a lightweight woven fabric and the bias cut helps give beautiful drape. You can see the cascade movement in these photos.


INDU – KALEIDOTHOUGHT
LESLIE – THREADBEAR GARMENTS
MAI ANH – PETIT BOUT CHOU HANDMADE
MAI ANH – PETIT BOUT CHOU HANDMADE
JILL – KNEE SOCKS AND GOLDILOCKS
JILL – KNEE SOCKS AND GOLDILOCKS
JILL – KNEE SOCKS AND GOLDILOCKS
JILL – KNEE SOCKS AND GOLDILOCKS
ANITA – MY OWN SWEET MELODY
CHRISTINE – GRACE YVE DESIGNS
TONE – BLESSED BY TONE
MARIA LUISA
SALLY
JEN – DESERT BLOOMS
CARMEN
CATHERINE
MELISSA – REBEL AND MALICE
EMI – JUST ADD FABRIC
EMI – JUST ADD FABRIC
EMI – JUST ADD FABRIC
REBECCA
EMILY – ENJOYFUL MAKES
THAO – LITTLE CUMQUAT
NATASHA – ELLIE’S HANDMADE
CYNTHIA
VIEW B
View B has a border hem and was designed to allow for color blocking or combing prints. The final length is the same as View A. Some of these versions are my favorite!

BROOKE – IDLE SUNSHINE
REBECCA
MIEKE – MIE MADE MEMORIES
ASTHA – FRILLS N FLARES
THAO – LITTLE CUMQUAT
LOTTIE
MODIFICATIONS
Without prompting a few of my testers made modifications on their own to create additional looks. I shared a post with all of the links and details, HERE.

REBECCA – RUFFLE HEM
EMILY – EXTREME HIGH LOW
MARIA LUISA – CASCADE TOP
NELLEKE – KNEE LENGTH CASCADE

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