Contest Winners and New Purse Sewing Pattern at Testers!

3/19/2013 08:04:00 AM

Congratulations to Jean #50 and Wendy #31, your Shawl ebooks are headed to you via email!  Thank you so much to all that entered in Rose from RosyPosy Design's ebook giveaway, it was a lot of fun and a pleasure to share Rose's gorgeous work with you.

Now I'd like to share something with you!  My latest PDF Sewing Pattern - The Boyd St. Bowling Bag, is now at pattern testers and so far getting some great feedback.  I had intended to do a blog post asking for pattern testers, but I had so many requests that I didn't have to do it, so I am sorry if this is something you were waiting for.  Not to worry, I will have another 2 coming really soon.

I inevitably spell piece wrong at least a few times in a pattern, usually in the graphic diagrams as these don't get spell checked, and that was no different in this one.  I haven't gotten the edits back yet, but so far I have had great comments and I can't wait to release it to you!  I had one commenter, who has never sewn one of my patterns, say that she couldn't believe that my pattern was more like a tutorial or mini class than a sewing pattern and she loved all the pictures.
Perfect!  That is just what I'm going for here and I love it that people are noticing.   I still have to take photos of my 3 versions of the bag, but here is how the cover is looking so far - it might change!

Thank you so much for reading, and happy sewing!

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  1. What a cute bag!! I think I need this pattern when it's released!

    1. Probably two weeks, Cydni. If you are on my newsletter mailing list (form on right) you will be notified as soon as it's out. Thank you for stopping by! Janelle

  2. Glad you are getting good feedback, can't wait to see the finished bags! Still wish my schedule was better so I could have tested.. next time!

  3. Just finished cutting my fabric :-P !! Your directions are wonderful and very thorough in visual descriptions as well as explanation.

    I'm going to chow down here in a minute and hope to get some more done before the kiddos get home. Have a great on! Cindy

  4. Hi Janelle, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  5. I will be cutting mine out today and Im so excited to get started! I love the style of this one :)


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