Releasing a new sewing pattern into the world would never have been possible without the help of our amazing testers! They are the ones who sew up the pattern, check for fitting issues, sizing issues and clarity of instructions and provide their valuable feedback in order for us to make the design as good as it can be. There are never enough words to say thank you to them for donating their time and resources to test for us! Ladies, thank you for generosity!
Testing the Heidi Dress has been a very fun and creative process. We simply adore what everyone created and we are so excited to finally being able to share it with you. Let’s have a look!
@indoorshannon: The Heidi Dress is a gorgeous sew. With the beautiful soft ruffle, this dress is feminine and flirty. I enjoyed making it and will get a lot of wear out of my fun, bright sunny dress.
@tomkatstitcherycarmel: Another winning and easy to follow pattern by AKpatterns. I just love the ruffle detail on this dress. It takes a basic summer dress and ups the style factor with very on trend ruffles.
@sewing_epiphanies: Heidi is a very stylish and easy to sew pattern which looks and feels great.
@debbiemirabito: This is a fantastic,comfortable dress with an easy fit, no zipper, pull on and go! Besides layering this dress on its own, it is versatile. This is a basic to keep forever.
@17_vinie_1975: Heidi is such a great pattern : it is easy to sew for such a gorgeous garment! You can make your dress classic, work friendly or sexy for a date. It is a pattern to absolutely have’ you’ll never regret it.
@sewdoitemma: I’m Delighted to add this statement piece into my me-made wardrobe! I just love the ruffle and can see the different lengths of skirts in future versions. The Heidi dress has a playful aspect with grace & elegance. Nothing pleases me more than a ruffle in a dress, the Heidi is no exception!
@heidi_handmadefrenzy: I loved sewing the Heidi Dress! It is a great pattern for beginners, since there are no zippers or buttons to install. The bodice seam lines ensure you will get a great fit, and the ruffle option offers a wonderful alternative to the plain bodice for a completely different look with just one pattern.
@mylovemadewardrobe: I am in love with ruffles so this pattern is already a favourite one! All instructions are very well given on booklet and if you follow them step by step you can have an elegant dress within a few hours! Highly recommended!
@alli.sewn: The Heidi dress is the perfect floaty Summer dress. The different cup size options and princess seams give a great fit through the bodice, whilst still being “bra friendly. With no zips or buttons this is a simple make, that can be whipped up in a few hours with great results.
@sewbee73: I love ruffles and the Heidi Dress’s bodice ruffles have just the right touch of femininity! The dress has the right amount of ease for a lovely, floaty dress!
@Sew_She_Sews: I love this dress, its cute and comfortable and so flattering! Plus it has pockets! What more could you ask for? Not only was it a quick sew but it was such a breeze, highly recommend this pattern for all skill and body types.
@farah.paupiette: This was my first time testing for AK Patterns and it was a great experience. I love the pattern as it’s both elegant and easy to make. I already have a few hacks in mind! The fit is perfect and if you follow the steps you’ll end up with a staple piece in your wardrobe <3
@stienmakes: The Heidi dress is a fun and easy pattern. It is very easy to make because it has no zipper or buttons, just a hook and eye. The ruffle makes it look complicated, which it’s not!
@figgyj21: I love how quickly the Heidi comes together and how the final fit looks. It will definitely be my go-to pattern when I need a last minute smart dress!
@sew.therapy: Heidi dress is super feminine with the ruffles. It’s a nice dress pattern to have and versatile. I envision many more hacks that can be done with this pattern as the base. It is a fun and quick make!
@sewsilverluna888: I planned to make the first Heidi dress for me. When I opened the pattern booklet, my daughter said the first one should be hers. That it was a design she had been telling me about for a long time, that she was showing me such an RTW dress, but that the pattern was not her style. I fulfilled her wish and fully followed her instructions on fabric and color. She is thrilled! Me too! A pattern that will often be on the cutting table, as a dress, but also as a peplum. Love it!”
@sewnotes: AKpatterns have done it again with yet another gorgeous dress pattern. I really love the simplicity of sewing this dress, yet it is absolutely gorgeous to wear. I already have visions of creating another one using some lace in place of the ruffles.
@kryzalid3: This pattern is what I’ve come to expect from AK Patterns: well-crafted for fit, easy to sew, great directions, and with unique and beautiful design details that set it apart from other patterns. Heidi is the perfect dress for summer and these ruffles add a great feminine touch.
@szycie_i_cala_reszta: Heidi is such a quick make, with a “WOW” effect. It is classy, it is girly and it is flowy with this amazing ruffles. Would I make it again? Of course I would! And I will! Summer deserves dresses like Heidi!
@mawmawsews: What a lovely summer dress that can also be worn with a jacket or sweater to wear all year long. The sizing is spot on and I just love the fact that I don’t have to do a FBA because the pattern has cup sizes. Great pattern for beginners.
@seamlinedliving: I really enjoyed making this dress. The silhouette is simple, but the ruffle is a fun and flattering detail! I’m looking forward to making this dress again.
@thejollyseamstress: I really love this dress. It’s super versatile and the seamlines over the front and back make it very interesting to look at. The dress has great hacking potential too!
@@sunnywxw: A very cute and classy dress you can dress down for the beach or up for a wedding! The ruffles are girly, dainty and full of fun. A must-have for every wardrobe!
@sosewmad: AK patterns have nailed it once again, the on-trend use of the ruffle to create detail and a sleeve in one is brilliant, It looks complex but in a stylish and sophisticated way that will definitely have people asking you where you got your dress from. The best secret of all is that not only is it simple to make with,no tricky fixings, its comfortable to wear, and it has pockets!
@stitch_and_spool: The Heidi dress comes together really quickly and easily. It’s got lovely optional ruffles extending from the front all the way to the back that gives a feminine touch. I like that it has an elasticated waist, not only is it easier to fit it’s also really comfortable. The Heidi dress would be great for most situations, from picnic in the park to wearing in the office.