So… 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 seems to have their own individual style and several have a real flair for the dramatic!
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! So let me show you what they’ve created this time for our brand-new Double Take pattern!
Jeanette Jay ALSO began testing for us in the Spring of 2022 with the publication of our Bella BiFold pattern and I LOVE this her take on our Double Take. The exterior fabric she chose and the red & white polka dot bias trim are excellent!
Beth Revere hails from Council Grove, Kansas and started testing for us WAY BACK in the 8th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles in 2014 with the Wrapsody design. I always love the bags she creates (and this Double Take is no exception) and the comments & suggestions Beth sends “post testing” are always totally on target! For this reason Beth has become a bit of an institution for us! Thanks Beth!
Shannon Maciejewski of Almont, MI ALSO joined our testing team in the 8th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles with the Wrapsody which she STILL maintains is her favorite SKD design but…after testing this Double Take pattern, Shannon said she may have finally found a bag pattern to rival the Wrapsody! One of Shannon’s super powers is the ability to match plaids which is super hard in bag making (in case you didnt know).
And now, it’s YOUR turn!
If you like the bags our wonderful testers have created this time and if you’d like to leave them some love for them 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 (or they) will do our best to answer them!
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