Pierrot Testing

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:

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One of my testers (Brit) has twins. TWINS!!! *dying of cute* I love that her neckband facings are contrasting/matching:

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Kristin from skirt as top made this one for KCWC last week — these colors are really amazing:

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a lovely ruffled polka dot one, also from skirt as top:

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Sharon sent over these great pictures of her little honeypie. I love her bun and her awesome attitude:

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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!

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Here’s a couple by Shelby (you might remember her from Spring Top Week):

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I don’t know, can you even focus on the clothing when the face is this angelic?

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And I love this idea from Kelly of upcycling it from another knit top! What a great idea. It completely transforms it:

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Finally, this wonderful tasseled version with leggings from Suzanne:

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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!!!

15 thoughts on “Pierrot Testing

  1. Very cute, all of them! I can’t believe the momma of twins has time to sew with them so small still. I don’t think I was ready to get back into anything crafty until my twins were 2. She definitely rocks!

  2. That is certainly the cutest batch of models I’ve seen for anything in a long time! Lovely tunic.

    How odd that I was taking about Pierrot just yesterday, no word of a lie. (But I guess when you’re a drama teacher, classical mimes are bound to come up every now and then…) 🙂

  3. Super adorable tops. I really love all the variations. I’m not one of those people that can typically look at one thing and think, “Oooh, it would be great this way and that way,” so it’s uber helpful to see how wonderful this top is made in so many different styles. How lucky you are to have such great pattern testers! It looks like they all had a lot of fun!

  4. Adorable!! I can’t wait to get the pattern and make a few for my little girls!! The testers did awesome!!

  5. Thanks for letting me test!! My girls love them… or so I say, they can’t talk yet, haha! It is such a quick and easy sew I definitely recommend it!

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