It’s that time again! It’s time to show you what our testers created in the process of testing our pattern instructions for the Gemini FlightBag! Many of you know that one of my favorite parts of the pattern development process is the testing round. I just LOVE seeing what our testers are inspired to create, especially since each one of our testers has their own individual style and several have a real flair for the dramatic!
Four of our six testers participated in this round, so let me show you what they created while testing this new pattern for us!
Lori Gates is formerly from West Henrietta, NY but has since relocated to Florida. She’s been testing for us since the Fall of 2008 when we introduced the Boho Baguette and that’s before we even started the first cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles! WOW! Lori’s Gemini FlightBag has just a hint of Disney, which Lori LOVES to include in her interpretation of our designs, but isn’t it elegant? Besides being a great seamstress, Lori is an excellent grammatician & proof-reader. She generally finds the most things that need correcting in every set of instructions she takes on and I totally appreciate her skillset!
Shannon Maciejewski of Almont, MI joined our testing team in the 9th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles with the Wrapsody which she maintains is STILL her favorite design of ours! I always look forward to the unique exteriors Shannon creates for her bags and this Gemini FlightBag is certainly no exception! THIS time she included some very interesting embroidery which was a very special touch!
Beth Revere hails from Council Grove, Kansas and like Shannon (above), she started testing for us with the Wrapsody design. I totally fell in love with her version of our Gemini FlightBag and I’m fascinated by her combination of fabrics and I like that she added bias tape to the top edge of the card slot section. I particularly like the way Beth manipulated the fabric for the bag front (at left).
So that’s how the testing rounds played out for this, the Gemini FlightBag cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles and didn’t our testers do an exceptional job?
And here’s the deal… our testers perform a great service for us (and in turn for YOU) in the process of making their test bags. I can’t imagine publishing a new pattern without their input, and if you’d like to leave them some love in the “Comments” section” below I’m sure they’d appreciate it. And if you have any questions about the testing process in general, or any of these bag samples in particular, you can leave those there as well and I’ll do my best to answer them!
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