Pattern Testing

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Sorrel Dress Pattern Review

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Sorrel Dress Pattern Review

I whipped up this Sorrel dress a few weeks ago as my final tester version for Jen of Jennifer Lauren Handmade. She opened a Kickstarter on November 1st to fund the process of getting the Sorrel dress available as a printed pattern (rather than just a PDF like the rest of her patterns) and her initial goal was fully funded within 24 hours!! Wow! She has since added a stretch goal of getting another of her patterns printed too.

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How to Be a Pattern Tester: It's So Much More Than Just Getting Free Patterns

How to Be a Pattern Tester: It's So Much More Than Just Getting Free Patterns

I love pattern testing. It is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have found since starting my blog way back when. At first I would read about other crafters doing pattern testing, but then I started itching to try it out for myself! It took me a while to figure out how to get into pattern testing pools, but once I did it seemed like I kept finding more and more!

In my experience, this is how pattern tests usually work out:

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Rhinebeck is Calling Fingerless Mitts Pattern Review

Rhinebeck is Calling Fingerless Mitts Pattern Review

Hello my dears,

My hands are constantly cold during winter. Sometimes they get downright frigid! As much as I would like to bundle up in a cozy comforter to keep warm, there is far too much to do. And 95% of my day-to-day activities require the use of my hands.

To resolve my chilly hand conundrum, I have been intending to knit myself a pair of fingerless mitts for ages.

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Becky Sorensen's Sterntaler Socks Pattern Review

Becky Sorensen's Sterntaler Socks Pattern Review

Hello my dears,

I was planning to write a book review of Howl's Moving Castle today, but I have something much more exciting to share! Don't worry, the book review will be coming very soon.

At the end of November Becky of the S{tr}inging It Together podcast put out a testing call on Instagram.

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