Guys. I had so much fun with this last week!
I have been attempting to dip my toe in the water with being a pattern tester, and this was a great place to start. “Patterns for Pirates” is one of my favorite designers, especially for women’s clothes. They are seriously always on-point with the style and sizing, and I have yet to find one pattern that I don’t love after purchasing.
So, last week they gave anyone a chance to be a pattern tester…like I mean every single person could take part…how amazing is that?!
We all competed for a chance to win some great prizes and the possibility of doing more upcoming pattern tests for P4P.
The whole process was just awesome and such a great experience. We all worked on a simple pattern to see how we would handle finding tutorial errors and making an item from start to finish including fit and photos. So much goes into pattern testing that you don’t realize until you’re there and can see all the work involved; from catching errors, to making sure the fit is on point for your size, or taking great photos for the designers to share and use with their patterns. So totally worth it in the end though!
I want to say a HUGE thank you to the P4P ladies for all their time and hard work during such a crazy weekend of 100’s of submitted photos and notes to search through and compare as well. That had to be a daunting task and very tough decisions were made I’m sure. And if you love a great pair of comfy PJ pants, they have the pattern now available for FREE on their website and they are doing 30% off as well with code: HELLOFALL, check out the details here: http://www.patternsforpirates.com/goodbye-summer/
Unfortunately, I didn’t win this competition, but it was a learning experience on numerous levels for me, and my girls got 2 new pairs of pj pants out of it…which they love! And I know we will be making many more over the winter months as well!
I look forward to doing more pattern testing over the coming months that I can share with every one, and we can learn and grow together in this area of the sewing world.