I’m just going to say it: I’m proud of what we have accomplished with the Jasper Sweater/Dress. It has been a long process and a lot of people have become a part of it. I started making the first samples in the Autumn of 2013. The process was interrupted by our travels for the most of 2014 but I got right back on it this last Autumn. When I thought I had the design nailed, I sent it to my testers, who volunteered by signing up on our tester/reviewer list. Each of the women represented a size from our chart, so we could be sure that every size was tested (some two or three times).
After the first round I wanted to make some changes that made it necessary to have a second testing round. When we release a new pattern, we don’t take any chances! I almost didn’t dare to ask them again, but I took my chance and was amazed to see five people signing up again for the second round. This was tremendously helpful since I now could see the difference between version 1 and 2 on the same body. Some more tweaks were made and then the pattern was ready for release!
I just wanted to give a shout out to all the women who were part of developing the Jasper. It just wouldn’t be as great as it is right now without their thorough feedback!
So, Angelica, Smaida, Colleen, Melissa, Hannah, Stephanie, Clotilde, Michelle, Rita and daughter, Stacey, Lindsay, Jana, Jenny, Charlotte, Sena, Laurie, Liz, Ronda, Marie and Rachel: I thank you for your generosity, time, and effort!
If any of you blog about your test version, please leave a link in the comments so others can find you. For those who’d like to be part of our next pattern, you can sign up here. I’ve also written a post about what our testing and reviewing guidelines are.