It always really amazes me how long it takes to make a sewing pattern. Theoretically each one I make should get faster but somehow that never seems to happen. I’ve had the sewing pattern for Pierrot more or less ready for two weeks, but between “being a mom” (which can mean anything: a trip to the zoo, the apple orchard, piles of laundry, a sick husband, and what I think was possibly the longest game of Chutes and Ladders in the history of the universe yesterday), friends visiting last weekend and a trip to New York, I really just haven’t had any time to get it up and running. The final push is always the most tedious, proofreading for what feels like the hundredth time, dealing with file size issues, making sure it prints correctly, making size charts for the blog…it’s that “packaging” at the end that always seems to take more time than anything else. I’ve learned over time to push away the frustration that comes with working at this pace…but still. As I write this the finished file sits fully completed on my computer, but I need a little break before I upload it and finish the “here it is!” post. So instead let me tease you with some adorable tester photos:
a lovely ruffled polka dot one, also from skirt as top:
Sharon sent over these great pictures of her little honeypie. I love her bun and her awesome attitude:
This adorable Pierrot was made by Elaine who I met in New York at the Weekend Sewing workshop. It was so fun to work with her as a tester and then get to meet her in person!
Here’s a couple by Shelby (you might remember her from Spring Top Week):
I don’t know, can you even focus on the clothing when the face is this angelic?
And I love this idea from Kelly of upcycling it from another knit top! What a great idea. It completely transforms it:
Finally, this wonderful tasseled version with leggings from Suzanne:
You can see the rest of the tester photos (that are uploaded so far) right here in the Pierrot pool. I think I had the largest group of testers so far; ten people helped out this time by making a Pierrot tunic, photographing it, and giving feedback on this pattern. I know that there are always many of you interested in testing, so I’ll make sure I put up a tester sign up sheet again when I’m ready to do another pattern. Thanks to everyone (Kathy, Kristin, Elaine, Suzanne, Sara, Shelby, Kelly, Jen, Sharon, and Brittney) who volunteered for this round!!!