The tester roundup is everything when it comes to a pattern release, and the Leschi tester roundup is no different. Sure I love sharing pictures of my versions of the pattern, but I would much rather share the ladies that helped make this pattern what it is. Seeing the pattern on a variety of shapes and sizes helps all of you see just how great you are going to look in the pattern, because these ladies look stunning in their new Leschi blouses.
My post yesterday on how different the pattern fits depending on the fabric you choose, is even more evident today with the Bryant Tester Roundup.
These ladies sewed up a bunch of amazing tops and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Abigail really took the opportunity to show off the print in her top. The bold blue and white stripe cut on the bias looks amazing! Sewn in jersey.
Terri of Blue House Joys colour blocked the back of her top. And while it may have been done because she was short on fabric, I love the look. Sewn in cotton lycra.
I hope you found a bunch of inspiration in the first half of the tester roundup. Make sure to click over and read it if you haven’t already.
Lets jump right in to the last half of my lovely Phinney Ridge testers. And don’t forget to grab your copy of the pattern while it is marked down to $8.
Lanita really showed the versatility of this pattern with her version. Not only did she try out some solid sleeves with a patterned body, but she showed how great it is for work. So if you have an office to go to every day, this is a perfect garment for that.
The best part about releasing a new pattern is when I get the chance to show off all of my testers. While I can show you 10 different views of the pattern on my body, it is hard to know whether it will work for you if we don’t have the same body. So the tester roundup is a great way for you to see the pattern on all different body shapes and sizes.
I am most definitely a broken record when it comes to the tester roundup for my patterns. I am always so lucky to get such a great group of ladies helping me test my patterns. So many of them keep coming back to help me so I guess that means I am doing something right. I have made so many friends through this process and many of whom I can email with pattern questions because I know I can count on them to give me the feedback I need and want.
I pretty much start every tester roundup saying the same exact thing, I have the best bunch of pattern testers around. This amazing group of ladies make every single pattern I create so much better and I love working with new to me sewists with each round of testing. My favourite part of a pattern release is definitely this post, so without further ado I am sharing with you the Wedgwood tester roundup! Make sure to click over to the shop and grab your copy of the skirt while it is still marked down.
My favourite part of releasing a new pattern is sharing with everyone what my testers sewed up, and the ladies that I worked with this round were amazing. You know you have struck gold with testers when they are equal parts constructive and encouraging. Testing is such a collaborative effort for me so I truly value all of them and the impact they have had on the final Montlake pattern. Enjoy the Montlake Tester Roundup!
Heidi of Handmade Frenzy used a fabric that has been in her stash waiting for the perfect project. I love the white with the subtle texture. Read all about here version here.
Thank you all for such a great response yesterday to my newest pattern, Greenwood, I was seriously blown away. For those of you who entered the giveaway on the Betties blog, the winner has been chosen so if it wasn’t you click over to the shop and get your copy of the pattern before the price goes back up on Monday.
Today I am excited to share with you the many amazing testers that helped me with this pattern, they made this pattern even better that where it started. Seriously they were amazing! Seeing a pattern on all shapes and sizes helps you realize this pattern really is for almost everyone.
I love my testers! After completing every test I just marvel at the luck I have with every test. Many of these ladies keep coming back and I couldn’t be happier to be creating a core group of testers. But bringing in new testers every pattern keeps things fresh and gives me new perspectives on things.
When releasing my newest pattern Laurelhurst, this group of ladies were the patterns biggest cheerleaders. Which is why it is crazy it has taken me this long to get this post up to share the love of these testers.
The build up to pattern testing is stressful, I have no idea how the pattern is going to be received and whether the fit is going to be so off that it will take multiple versions to get right. But every time I test a pattern regardless of how many versions it takes my testers are always so patient with me and the process. I love having a fresh look at my patterns and take the time to hear what they have to say because I am by no means an expert, I really rely on their sewing knowledge for ever pattern.