The Collage Testers

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I was quite overwhelmed by the response to my request for volunteers to test The Collage Sweater pattern – there are so many talented and enthusiastic sewists out there around the world. I picked a couple from each size and loved seeing all the different versions being made up by a brilliant group. A big thank you to all the volunteers and testers for helping me get the pattern ready!

Atia of The Bright Blooms, a fellow Londoner whose colourful blog and IG feeds always brighten the day, and leave me wondering why my bit of London looks so much greyer, made 3 versions of Option B. Her daughter has a slight build and making a size based just on her height ended up a little bulky (although this oversized fit worked great for my older daughter) so she graded between a 3 and a 6.

Anja from It’s a Siwsiw Thing blew me away with her supercool monochrome version for her son…

…and one with just a few extra details for her daughter!

Pilar of PilarBear whose focus on sustainable fashion is always inspiring made this lovely version of Option B with some matching tracksuit bottoms.

Nat (49tamtam1979) made this cheerful version captured beautifully with these action shots…

Tessa (@springatet) whose beautiful mustard Sapporo Coat inspired me to make one too, made some great versions including this dusky blue beauty.

Melanie (@mimamellie) made one of each option for her daughters. A minty colour block Option A and a not so plain version of Option B in a delicious pink and mustard print from See you at Six fabrics.

Sally (@sallifer) made this floral colour block version that is perfect for spring.

Jo (@pipandjoy) made this sweet version for her little girl…

Thanks also to Guus (, Cristina, Maria (My Cozy Co), Niki (Sewing is my Therapy), Sheridan (@ladysewful)  , Emily, Tatiana, Sofie, Rachi, Nat, Stine (@by.syja) and Marilla (

If you’d like a copy of The Collage Sweater pdf pattern, it is available to purchase in my Etsy shop.

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