As I said to my wallet testers earlier, the next time I grumble about Big 3/4 pattern instructions, I may have to think twice. Writing instructions and diagrams for the masses is harder and more time-consuming than it looks. ;-) But I can't stop now. My testers have made some great suggestions (with more to come) which I'll be incorporating and I'm confident that once this pattern is released, it's going to rock!
Today I worked on another (non-cammie) wallet as a tester myself. Now that I've made 362 of them (not really), I know how to do it in my sleep but I wanted to force myself to follow my written instructions verbatim to weed out mistakes and confusions. Here's my result. (I'm also trying to work on taking better pics. That's harder than it looks too. ARghh)
I used some fat quarters I picked up at Joann's last night. I told Alex I needed to run in for just zippers on our way to dinner. He waited in the car with his friend and when I came out, he told me I was in there for 30 minutes and that he could've picked out zippers in 30 seconds. Oops. I conveniently forgot to mention that I also had a list of Simplicity patterns to pick up during the sale, plus I breezed by the quilting cotton and picked up a magazine. ;-) All of that took 15 minutes, and the line another 15.Yeah, I really need more patterns, I know. Just like I needed another wallet. LOL