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.
Last week I introduced you to my first pattern, Ravenna, and I couldn’t be more excited for the response it got. You are all so great!
The real people to thank for this pattern are my amazing testers who stuck through MANY revisions and helped me to refine the pattern in a way I never could have done on my own. When you look at a pattern for weeks you stop noticing the details. The steps all make sense to you because they make perfect sense in your head, you forget that every person who makes the pattern isn’t going to be in your head.