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Magnuson Tester Roundup | Straight Stitch Designs

Magnuson Tester Roundup

Seeing a new pattern on all different shapes and sizes is the most important part of a pattern release, and something I really look forward to sharing every time.  I have had a great time showing you all my three versions of Magnuson, but today I get to share the amazing versions my testers sewed up.

Kristin went very classic in the colour fabric she chose for her vest.  I love how she styled it differently with the bold black and white striped tee and leggings.

Magnuson Tester Roundup | Straight Stitch Designs

Madrona Tester Roundup

It’s that time again, the time where I get to gush over these ladies and their tremendous help with my newest pattern Madrona.  These ladies are so much more than just testers to me, they have all become friends as we work together on patterns over and over.  I am so excited to share these pictures with you because so many of these ladies are in different parts of the world so you get to see how it is styled for those of us freezing and the lucky ladies staying warm. 

Here are the lovely ladies that are a part of the Madrona Tester Roundup.

Fauntleroy Tester Roundup

I am officially the worst ever!  This post was started right before I left for Tanzania and then never actually posted, which is bad on two accounts.  Not only did I not share the amazingness of my Fauntleroy tester roundup but I also didn’t get the chance to make my testers feel loved and appreciated like they should.  While no excuse, I did have a lot happening in those few days leading up to our trip so I can understand why it didn’t happen.

Leschi Tester Roundup

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.

Bryant Tester Roundup

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.

Phinney Ridge Tester Roundup Part 2

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.

Phinney Ridge Tester Roundup

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.  

View Ridge Tester Roundup

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.

Wedgwood Tester Roundup

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.

Montlake Tester Roundup

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.