Tag Archives: pattern testing

Why are Indie Patterns Tested in Every Size?

Anyone who reads this column regularly knows that my pet peeve is inconsistent pattern grading. I’m annoyed by it, confused by it, and continue to ask “HOW does that happen? It’s not even possible to have inconsistent shapes and angles … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Baby Bonnets

NOTICE: update 1/27/2017: a reader alerted me to the fact that the Purl Bee bonnet pattern discussed below has a notification on the pattern: “This pattern and project are for home use only, not for resale”. I completely missed that when … Continue reading

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Alpha Testing: Measure, Walk, True

When a sewing pattern is released for sale, it has been  (hopefully) both Alpha and Beta tested: that means it has been tested by professionals and by amateurs.  You may have participated in Beta testing yourself, or read posts from … Continue reading

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PDF Patterns: Tested?….or just “Reviewed”

(completely random photos from my studio: this precious little ceramic pot was hand-made by my daughter’s dear friend , artist Olivia Shea) In my last post about pdf pattern REVIEWS ,  I mentioned that tester reviews are in a special category, … Continue reading

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