I knew I wanted to do a Sewalong for this skirt from the get-go. Especially since some of the steps can be a little intimidating. I also knew that the sewalong would happen some time shortly after the pattern released. Then some interesting things started coming together. My lovely testers were making all of these gorgeous Patti’s in sparkly & festive fabrics. Then I looked at a calendar and realized… duh its December…. HOLIDAY THEMED SEWALONG!!!!
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.