One of the scariest parts of creating your own PDF Pattern is the testing process. Yes… scary. Putting your pattern into testing means it is going to be read and sewn by new eyes & hands other than your own for the first time ever. Most of the time those eyes & hands belong to people you respect in the sewing community. It’s one thing testing it on your own but you created the thing so you can only catch so many mistakes or confusing points. Basically what I imagined was that this pattern I worked so hard on was going to be ripped to shreds by a pack of blood thirsty savage seamstresses.
… Luckily for me that was not at all the case. I was truly blessed to have an amazingly talented and kind group of testers for my first go around. They were all so patient with me, even with my dumbest of mistakes. And their makes turned out beautifully.
Without further ado, let me introduce you to my lovely testers and their Patti Pocket Skirts!
DETAILS: Abby was one of my petite testers who was super happy to not have to alter the length. She made View A in denim and it lost so sweet and sassy on her with this striped tank. Check out her blog post about the skirt here.
DETAILS: Ana is another one of my petite gals. She made view A in this beautiful rust color perfect for fall! What she says about the pattern: “I absolutely loved this pattern! It was so easy and everything fit perfectly!”
DETAILS: Dana made two Patti Pockets! One classic View B in black linen. One knee length that she shortened in a fun novelty cotton print. This is a great pattern to have fun with those quilting cottons you’ve been dying to make a garment out of.
DETAILS: Another beautiful classic version in a solid dark color. I believe Elena used linen. Elena is one of my taller testers. She added length to view A to make it knee length and it looks absolutely lovely.
DETAILS: I just love this beautiful party-ready version that Genya made. She shortened view B to make it knee length and the result is completely classy.
DETAILS: This olive color midid length that Jackie made is absolutely stunning. I never would have thought to make the skirt in this color but it’s perfect for fall. See her post about the skirt here.
DETAILS: I was hoping someone would experiment with stripes in this pattern and Jennifer really pulled out all the stops. The side panels cut on the bias are just perfect.
DETAILS: Katie went so far as to print her own fabric for this pattern and to wonderful effect. As someone who loves to experiment with textile printing herself, I really loved how her stamped chevron print turned out.
DETAILS: Kipp is one of the many gals who made this skirt up in blue (which I happen to consider one of my signature colors!). I love the way she paired it with stripes.
DETAILS: Another navy Patti! Lara’s styling is incredibly sophisticated with a button down and a statement necklace, showing just how versatile this skirt is. You can read here post about the skirt here.
DETAILS: Here’s another in the blue family yet this one in this sweet periwinkle shade. Leslie sewed view A and the fabric she used drapes beautifully. This color looks perfect on her. Leslie’s blog post about the skirt can be found here.
DETAILS: Louise is lucky enough to work in the industry and got her hands on this beautiful brocade she had in her stash. I love the way her skirt looks like a starry night.
DETAILS: Raechel used gingham taffeta for her Patti Pocket and its the most wonderful thing I’ve ever seen. I love how the gingham makes for great alternative party attire and can will easily be able to be worn in the spring.
DETAILS: I love the dark floral that Rachel used for her skirt. Any way you can extend florals into fall and I’m totally smitten!
DETAILS: Another blue Patti and Rudy looks great in hers! I love the way she dressed it down with sneakers and a t-shirt.
DETAILS: Another midi Patti in blue and Yaarit took a casual take as well. I love the way the color pops on her skirt. What she said about the pattern: “The pattern was easy to follow and the notches match up perfectly!!!!!”
DETAILS: Another thing I was hoping was that someone would play with color blocking and Meghans looks amazing. She also added a center back seam so she could do an exposed zip which looks very chic.
DETAILS: Michelle sewed up the Patti in a print and we both agree that it has a lovely Anthropologie-esque vibe about it. This midi length looks great on her. You can see her post about the skirt here.
DETAILS: Pam made the Patti Pocket skirt in this amazing metallic print and I just love the way it catches the light. This print is so unique and it looks great on her. Read her thoughts about sewing the Patti Pocket skirt here.
DETAILS: Sarah made this short version for her daughter in light denim. It looks so fun and I love it in the lighter color.
I cannot thank these lovely ladies enough for all their hard work and patience with me during this process. And you know what!? It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. It was actually quite fun! (especially when the photos started rolling in!)
Be sure to give all of these ladies a follow wherever you like to get your sewing goodies… they are making some great things!
Happy Patti Pocket Sewing!