So, when Rachael at imagine gnats asked me to test a pattern for a girls' pinafore shirt, I knew the time had come. If she thought I could do it, I probably could. She sent me the pattern in a .pdf, with no photo of what the final product was supposed to look like. The mystery made it fun! And for such a simple top, I learned several new skills. Pockets set in the side seams. Fully lined. AND---I had to learn to make buttonholes. Yet another skill that I have avoided thus far. It turned out rather fabulously, if I do say so myself. I used some fabric from the bottom of my stash, in case it turned out to be a disaster, so it's not my favorite. But my girlie loves it. And has asked for matching pants. Oy! What have I done?!
Want your own chance to test patterns for Rachael? Head on over to her blog and sign up to be on her tester list. She also has a pattern shop on Craftsy, where I suspect you will find the finished version of this pattern soon!
|Pockets at the sides, buttons at the shoulders|
|I had a lightbulb moment when I realized that it crossed in the back! Silly me, not knowing what a "pinafore" was!|
|Her best model pose!|