I like to be pattern tester.
It keeps me stretching my skillset, and it combines my love of editing (*cough* grades so many papers and keeps assigning them *cough*) with my love of sewing.
My amazing friend, Rachael, over imaginegnats, makes such cool kid clothes designs that my first response when seeing her kid Meridian pattern emerge was, "PLEASE tell me you are making a lady version!"
Thankfully, she was.
I'm not a huge knit sewer. I did this on my machine. My only issue had NOTHING to do with her patterns. She's lovely and clear in her directions. My machine, however, decided to eat of the sleeves...of course, AFTER I had almost finished sewing it.
I hit it with some fraycheck. What can I say, I had a second version in the works (planned to sew on Thanksgiving break), and I was too lazy to take the whole dang thing apart.
I can only say that my frowny face was mostly because it was HOT the day I took the pic, and my hubs wasn't home until the sun was bright. I had trouble finding a spot where the sun wasn't making weird shadows on my face...plus, um, he NEVER warns me when he takes a picture.
So, here it is:
I even used a cool bunny pin from my awesomesauce mom to close it. It's super comfy. It's coming with me on all my holiday trips. Frowny lines not included.
Check out Rachael's version (and other pattern testers' versions) by clicking here.
EDIT: NO, I AM NOT SHOWING OFF A BABY BUMP OF ANY KIND. SUGGEST SO AND AN ASSKICKING MAY COME YOUR WAY. Ahem, you know who you are, MR. A.