Lauren’s Minoru Jacket

Happy Friday! Today I have another awesome pattern tester’s Minoru Jacket to share with you. You may have already seen Lauren from Lladybird’s white Minoru jacket, but in case you haven’t, here it is!

Click to check out Lauren’s blog post on pattern testing, and see about twenty more photos of her jacket from all angles, modelled and on the mannequin, up close and far away. (I picked this photo because of the bike, of course!) Lauren talks about what the pattern was like to work with and what she’d do differently next time – take a look!

Want to check out more finished Minoru Jackets? Here’s a handy list of links:

Have an awesome weekend, everyone!

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6 Responses to Lauren’s Minoru Jacket

  1. Annie December 2, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    I love it in white!

  2. Kathy December 2, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    Very nice!

  3. Meg December 2, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Just wondering if you asked anyone over 40 to be a pattern tester…

    • Tasia December 2, 2011 at 11:22 am #

      You know, I did try to select a range of ages (but not everyone mentioned their age, sometimes I could guess by their years of experience), countries and sizes for testing – not everyone has a blog or has posted photos of their garments, so it looks rather skewed on the younger side. It’s interesting to think of for future testing – I feel like you’re not supposed to ask people’s age out of respect and politeness, you know? (Like on job applications, you’re not supposed to ask for ages on an application..)
      Something to think about for ensuring there’s variety in the pattern testing process, for sure! I do make sure I have at least one tester for each size, and from different parts of the world if I know where people are from.

  4. Meg December 2, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Thanks for the reply. Think about reaching out to all age groups for future patterns, especially when they have broad age appeal like the Minoru. There are many seasoned sewers who still have rockin hot bodies and could sell the heck out of your patterns.

    • wundermary December 3, 2011 at 11:50 am #

      Tasia, since so many of us pear as we get older (like me!), you sorta already have this covered. There certainly are some of us older sewing ladies on the internets, but, we don’t seem to be in the numbers of the younger ladies. Maybe I’m wrong.
      I agree though, it does seem sorta rude to ask someone’s age. You could word it in a way on your app though, that you are thinking of it as helpful in reaching all demographics, rather than excluding. That might help.