Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pattern Testers Wanted

I'm tired of moping about not having money. I'm tired of complaining that we'll never get our land developed. So, I'm doing something about it. Not sure how well it will work but I'm trying and I think that counts for a lot.

I'm working out a pattern for a utility/vendor apron I made and need two people (at least) to test the pattern and tell me if my instructions are completely wonkers.

I've been told this would be great for teachers, waitresses, farmer's market people, gardening, home improvement, home party throwers, evangelists, anywhere you need extra pockets to hold stuff you need. I use mine for clothes pins while I stylishly hang laundry in the back yard where no one sees me. Hey, I see me and my bright apron makes me happy. Plus, the kids know when the apron goes on we have laundry to tend.

The pattern would be free, emailed to the first testers that volunteer and in PDF format. It's intermediate skill level mainly because of the enormous amount of bias tape that needs to be made and blindly sewn. When I get the a-okay that the instructions are clean, clear and easy to follow I'll have the pattern up for sale in our Etsy shop.


sproutingflowers said...

I'd be delighted to test your pattern. Not only can I sew, but I'm really good at spelling, grammar, and punctuation proofing too! :-)

Crystal said...

Thanks! I should be done with it by the weekend. Taking photos and writing down what I'm doing takes a while! I'll email it out as soon as it's ready.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

I'd love to test this pattern. Looks GREAT!

As for my sink . . . it is original to our house built in 1950. It is heavy, heavy cast iron.

Crystal said...

Dana, I'd LOVE for you to test it too! I'm finishing it up and will have it out hopefully sometime this weekend! I finished the test apron but relized I forgot an entire step of photos which is a bit critical. So, I'm going to make another identical so the photos match up.