We all know that a pattern must go through multiple incarnations and many rounds of testing to get it just right. How does it get there? With the help of testers, of course! So we thought we’d interview a new and an experienced tester. And now you can learn what it’s like in the life and mind of a BSD tester!
Interview With a Tester- Newbie Edition
For the newer tester, I interviewed Sarah Beasley. She’s a newer tester with Bella Sunshine and we thought she would give a great fresh perspective on what it’s like!
Here’s our conversation:
How long have you been testing for Bella Sunshine?
Tess Tulip shorts were the first, so I think last summer.
What made you decide to apply to be a tester?
That’s so sweet! What is your favorite thing about Bella Sunshine patterns?
What is your favorite part of the testing process?
Learning new techniques! With every BSD sew I have learned something new to me and I am able to take it and apply it to other projects which is awesome. I also love the picture taking though all I have is my cell phone.
Which pattern has been your favorite to test? And why?
Tough choice. I think Rebel Girl Party dress. I love the back cutout and the pleats! It is the one design I have made multiples of and my kiddo loves the twirl factor she gets out of it and I love another option besides gathering. I made a rainbow one and it is her favorite dress to date!
That’s awesome! I love rainbows. So what types of patterns do you hope to test in the future?
I sent a couple of recommendations in the last poll for ideas! #1 has to be some boys or unisex patterns. I have two girls I test for often and my little man gets left out! He is the one that loves to help me the most! #2 I saw an awesome pin of what I call a mash between the Sansa and an overall! So some more bottoms would be great as well! #3 I will eventually get over my fear of knits and so some knit tops would be great!
You have some really GREAT ideas! Ok, last question! What advice do you have for other tester hopefuls?
We want to thank Sarah very much for her time. She gave us some really great answers and we hope you enjoyed climbing into her mind about testing! Next week we’ll dive into an interview with An Staute for a more experienced tester’s perspective! We hope you’ll join us!
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