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The collage sweater

Some weeks ago I had the opportunity to test The Collage sweater, the new pattern designed by Toya, the master mind behind the blog Made by Toya . If you still don’t know her work, please go and visit her blog. She makes amazing things, besides she generously gives free tutorials. Her instagram is full of beautiful images too.


My delay in posting about this sweater is because  I wasn’t be able to take good pictures of it until now. My daughter is growing and lately is more difficult to ask her to pose with the clothes I make for her -hence my long absence from the blog-. She doesn’t like it and even have asked me why she has to pose for photographs if the blog is mine and not hers -hey the girl has a point there!- then I decide to no bribe anymore with chocolates or be pushy at all, because is not fair with her to make her do something she is not comfortable with….for now I will take pictures of the clothes I make for her when she feels she wants and perhaps concentrate forces on take pictures of the clothes I have been making for me.


Anyway, now to the topic. This clever patterns comes in sizes 2 to 10 years, has a relaxed fit and a cocoon shape that I think looks amazing with skinny pants or leggings! The pattern includes a plain version and a colour block version perfect for those small pieces of knit fabric we all have hanging around -please, tell me you too keep the small pieces of precious fabrics-.

The PDF pattern is very professional, well drafted, easy to follow, illustrated step by step and can be printed at home or in a big format too. I love that Toya utilices the most of the area on the paper to arrange the pattern pieces, then I didn’t have to cut lots of paper when was putting together the pages. Than means less paper wasted and of course less time on the job!


Making it was a bliss, has detailed instructions then there is no way you are going to get lost. I made a size 7, there is plenty of room to grow.  At the end I had a lovely sweater that my daughter loves and said was going to wear lots -which in this present time is a super hurray for me!-

The Collage Sweater | Nosh Fabrics
The Collage Sweater | Nosh Fabrics

To make this sweater I used NOSH fabrics . For the main fabric I choose a stretch sweatshirt in grey blue. To do the colour blocking feature at the front I used a piece of precious stretch sweatshirt in pink pastel and a Laine slub sweatshirt in Rose -It seems that all the colours I used for this sweatshirt are out of stock at the moment, but there are other colours in the same quality of the stretch sweatshirt HERE and for the slub sweatshirt HERE– . I thought the mix of different shades of pink plus the texture of the slub sweatshirt will make a perfect combination for this pattern. For the ribbing I thought it would be interesting to add some stripes and I used the 1 x 1 Stripe Rib Blue grey and Vanilla because is the perfect match for the blue grey sweatshirt of the main body of the sweater. which is one of the things that excited me about using NOSH knits!!! matching ribbing is the maximum happiness for me when I sew with knit fabric.


* This post is a collaboration with NOSH, that means the fabric I used was given to me by them, but as always all opinions are honest and my own.


Hace unas semanas tuve la oportunidad de probar el nuevo patrón diseñado por Toya, la mente maestra detrás del blog  Made by Toya . Si alguno de ustedes no la conoce todavía, por favor visiten su blog. Es una persona super creativa, ademas generosamente publica tutorales gratis de costura y manualidades también. El patrón del que les voy a hablar hoy se llama  The Collage sweater 


Me he demorado en publicar sobre este patrón porque no había tenido la oportunidad de tomar buenas fotos para mostrarles. Mi hija cada dia se abstiene más y más de tomarse las fotos con la ropa que le hago. No le gusta para nada sacarse fotos y pues he decidido que mejor respetar sus gustos y no obligarla a que se tome las fotos. Para la sesión de estas fotos, decidió que quería posar jugando con sus juguetes favoritos.


Y ahora les contare los detalles del patrón. Viene en tallas de los 2 a los 10 años, tiene un corte relajado y una forma abombada. -A mi me parece que queda super con leggings!- el patron incluye una version de un solo color y otra donde se pueden mezclar varios colores.

El archivo PDF es muy profesional, bien trazado, muy fácil de entender porque tiene ilustraciones de cada paso y se puede imprimir tanto en casa como en impresora de formato grande.


Hacer el sweater fue super rápido y el resultado le encanta a mi hija porque me dijo que se lo quiere poner muchas veces!

Para hacer el sweater use telas de NOSH . La tela principal en una tela sudadera elastica en un color que ellos llaman azul grisáceo. Para las piezas del frente use otra tela de sudadera elástica en tono rosa y una tela de sudadera que no es elástica pero tiene una textura super interesante. Al parecer todas las telas que use para hacer este sweater no las tienen en el sitio web en este momento, pero si quieren ver la misma cualidad pero en diferentes colores de la sudadera elástica AQUI y de la sudadera con textura AQUI. Para hacer los punos, el cuello y la pieza de abajo use ESTA tela que es del color perfecto con la tela de sudadera azul grisáceo. 

Bueno, eso es por hoy. Gracias por leer y hasta la próxima!

*Quiero aclarar que este post es una colaboración con NOSH, lo cual significa que la tela que use para hacer este vestido me la dieron sin costo, pero todas las opiniones expresadas son sinceras.

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