As a designer, the big moment in the pattern production process is testing. All the time and thought that goes into a pattern is finally brought out into the light and gets to be used by those that I've been creating for. I'll admit I get nervous but it's also exciting to see something that's been "my baby" brought to life.
The Margo Blouse Pattern Update testers brought their A-game! They brought sewing expertise (which helps me fine tune the pattern), creativity and a generous spirit. I'm humbled by the time and attention these makers gave to me. Thank you to all of you!
I have for you just a sample of the photos and projects the testers completed. Here they are (left to right):
Angie of PocketfulofRainbows: She made View B in white eyelet showing how nice the pattern would be in lace.
Margo of CreatingInTheGap: This color is amazing and the burnout fabric adds even more interest. It's a solid blouse with a twist!
Danielle of sewciallibery: Danielle did something with her Margo I never even thought of! She used one fabric for the yoke and sleeve and another for the body. Brilliant and it would work as a scrap buster!
Deepthi of MadeByDee: She made her Margo in a flowy rayon which is the first fabric I think of for the Margo blouse. At her suggestion I lengthened the short sleeve version 1 1/2" in the new update. Thank you for the suggestion Deepthi.
Genya of WishIfYouCan: Genya made her blouse really special by taking the windowpane plaid and cutting it on the bias for the yoke which is a creative touch that makes it special.
Jacqui of MadSewingScientist: She used a crepe de chine in her version and ran the directional print crosswise on the yoke. I love that print.
Jenni of JenniSewsSomething: Jenni makes lots of projects that have a vintage feel to them and she brought that esthetic to her Margo here. Beautiful Jenni!
Kirsten of ReadRunSew: What can I say? Kirsten chose a fun dog print and made a whimsical Margo. This fun blouse goes right along with her fun personality.
Vicki: Look at what Vicki did with this stripe! I didn't include it here, but she made another Margo during the test in a stripe. I love the 70's vibe!
Thank you all for your help! I couldn't do it without you!
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Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.