Pattern testers - the good, the brilliant and the genius!- Part one11:32
I couldn't think of a good word beginning with U to replace 'ugly' in 'the good, bad and ugly' and my pattern testers are far from ugly!!
So this post is long overdue, I'll blame it on going on our holibobs for 10 days immediately after the launch of the Stella bag, please forgive me!
I did intend to do this all in one post but it's turning out to be rather sizeable, part two of the tester's bags tomorrow!
Below are some of my testers and their Stella bags. Click over to their blogs, they've often got interesting posts to read, far more interesting than mine!!
Firstly is the ever constant Maria, she never fails to meet a deadline. In fact, just supposing I send a pattern out on a Friday asking for feedback by the following Friday, almost all of my testers will send their feedback Wednesday - Friday. Not Maria, oh no, she's usually made at least one version by Sunday and then possibly a second by the Wednesday!!
Here's her clutch version:
and her bag version:
I told you she'd made both!
It was due to Maria's pointing out the flap covers the strap that the flap was re-worked so if you purchase the pattern now you'll find the fit a lot better.
Secondly is the lovely Dee who's done a couple of tests for me. She's ruthlessly honest and I respect her opinion wholly. I also love her blog, she has two daughters and with her husband they love re-doing furniture. My favourite posts are the ones where her daughters offer their opinions by their expressions in the photos!
Here's Dee's bag:
Dee says by this photo "One more pic of Stella in action - my girl modelled her for me, but I should have stuffed her with something."