There's a lot that goes into the development of a pattern; design, pattern making, testing, writing, testing some more, refining and the list goes on. But the best part of the development of a pattern is when it goes out to the testers and I get to what people make.
I'm amazed at how gifted, skilled and generous my pattern testers are! They made some really fun Ally skirts, gave awesome feedback and were all around supportive during the entire process. Their suggestions have been invaluable. I couldn't have done it without them!
Here are some of the makes from these lovely testers:
Michelle from ThatBlackChic added pockets and flaps for a young and funky Ally. So much fun!
Melissa from Mahlicadesigns made a dark denim skirt with snaps. A great wardrobe builder, right?
Karen made a wool version (so classic!) with pockets and then a higher waisted denim version for her lovely daughter
Lindsay of Inside The Hem made a corduroy skirt. When Lindsay sent her photos I had to giggle because I had just finished a brown cord version myself
Caroline made a fun black Ally that can be worn all year with a light t-shirt in the summer and a chunky sweater and boots in the winter. I love it!
I'm the luckiest designer ever! Thank you pattern testers....you're the best!
7/30/2016 08:12:08 pm
These give me lots of great idea for my next Ally skirt! Thanks for a great pattern!!
8/2/2016 12:55:15 pm
You're welcome! It was great having you in class. You'd be a great pattern tester. Can I add you to my list?
8/2/2016 05:22:20 pm
I would love that!! Thank you so much!
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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.