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Oh, yes, my project is becoming a reality! I’m so thrilled to be preparing my patterns for publication! (update: here is the Cucicucicoo Pattern Shop with all my original patterns!) In the past I have already published some free patterns on my website, but I’m talking about a whole different ballgame here. I have been studying and learning programs to create professional downloadable PDF sewing patterns with proper instructions with line drawings for each step. It’s so much fun to prepare these files, but also a ton of work. I mentioned months ago that I would be looking for pattern testers and now that I am closer to that part of the process, I’ve created a mailing list specifically for anyone who is interested in testing.
How does it work? When I have a pattern as perfect as I can get it on my own, I will send an email to the tester’s mailing list with all the information about the pattern, including sizes, materials needed and the time frame within which I’ll need my testers’ feedback. Anyone who is interested will fill out an online form and I will choose a limited number of people to test the pattern. I will first send the pattern to English-speaking testers. When they are finished working on the pattern, they will fill out a feedback form and send me a few pictures of the finished item. I will make any adjustments necessary to the pattern and/or instructions and then translate everything into Italian and send the that version to my Italian testers. Around the time of pattern publication, I may organize a pattern tour, a scheduled event of testers publishing their versions of the item on their websites or blogs. At the end of the process, I will send the final pattern version to all testers who sent me feedback on it.
There’s no need to apply for every pattern, just the ones that you are interested in and think that you will be able to fit into your schedule.
I’d love for you to become a part of my pattern creation process! Do you think you would, too? Then click here to sign up for the tester’s mailing list! (Or, if you’d prefer being an Italian language tester, click here instead!) I’m so looking forward to working with you! 🙂