One of my favorite parts of creating a new pattern is the testing phase. It’s a chance to finally see my pattern on other sewists while getting crucial feedback on the fit and instructions. While it makes me feel really vulnerable to put the pattern, flaws and all, out there for the first time to be scrutinized, by the end of the process I feel so grateful for the people that donate their time and resources to help me make the pattern the best it can be! And every time I do this, I come away thinking “I have the best group of testers EVER!”.

This time was no different. And I managed to get my act together early on in preparation for doing this roundup. I have to say, this group really showed out and showed up. I was blown away by their Hanas and did a little happy dance every time a new photos popped up in my inbox and the tester forum!

The Hana comes in three views with options for cropped, hip, and dress length, plus a tie waist option! You can purchase the pattern by clicking this button:

So, let me quit yammering on and show the Hanas already (click images to enlarge)!

Version A, Crop

Nichole (@sewnichole)

Olivia (@shaftedpin)

Danielle (@sew_danielle)

Version A, Hip Length

Charlotte (@charlottevictoriaturner and also here)

Version A, Dress

Boon Kuan (@limbksews)

Siobhan (@moderndaymaker)

Cass (@craftyprofessor and also check out Cass’s blog post on creating a facing for the Hana here.)

Version B, Crop

Katie (@katie.rose.83)

Karina (@liftingpinsandneedles and Karina did a youtube review of the Hana! CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Leanna (@lgoeckeritz)

Version B, Hip Length

Shirley (@craftsy_moments)

Version B, Dress

Cassandra (@cassandrasews)

Kristine (@kristinesews) (it’s a bananahana! :) )

Leanne (@threadyforit)


Jessica (@kunklebaby)

Allison (@alleedew_sews)

Katie (@katie.rose.83)

Caitlin (@sparrowsandspools)

September 23, 2020 — Casey Sibley