It sounded like a great idea - releasing our first ever women's pattern, the Dia ladies sweater and updated Dia kids sweater pattern at the same time, before the Black Friday craziness. 😅 This very challenging deadline meant 2,5 months of hardcore pattern testing, with multiple pattern versions and a gazillion sample sweaters & tunics sewn up. Not only for me, but also for all my testers, the most amazing tester panel I've ever worked with. Luckily they were up for the challenge and it's because of them that the release of both patterns turned into such a success!
This tester group was the biggest I've ever worked with - 70 testers were selected to join one of the 2 testing teams, but about 30 of them dared to join both kids & ladies testing! So most of them have been working with me for about 2 months. I can't even believe how many sweaters were sewn up, surveys were filled in, while battling all sorts of "life happening" situations. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel towards these lovely ladies - I’m so grateful for your time, keen eyes, creativity, friendship and perseverance!
So here’s a small selection of their amazing makes. Please check their social media & blogs and show them some much deserved love! Below you will also find a list of all the blog posts kindly written by some of the testers, with more in depth info about the testing experience and some honest opinions!