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Jarrah Sweater pattern tester roundup!

Jarrah Tester Roundup by Megan Nielsen Patterns
We’re so excited to kick off the Jarrah Sewalong with our fave post…the Jarrah Pattern Tester Round-Up!! Our beautiful testers have agreed to let us share their makes with you and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with their Jarrah sweaters as we did! I really do appreciate the time and effort all of our testers put into the process for us. It’s such a valuable part of what we do and without you, we couldn’t keep creating such high-quality patterns…so as usual, I’m sending you the biggest of hugs! Enjoy browsing these gorgeous makes, I hope you love them as much as I did. Don’t forget to check out the makers’ blogs and Instagram for more of their sewing journeys.

Corri Sheff Jarrah Test Corri Sheff Jarrah TestWHO

Corri // Check out her website & on IG @corri_sheff

MADE

View B // sweater with a curved hemline and split sleeve hem

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the ease and speed at which the pattern sews up!  It looks fantastic on!

Jarrah Test Mary Jarrah Test MaryWHO

Mary // Find her on IG @marythimble

MADE

View B // sweater with a curved hemline and split sleeve hem

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the split sleeve option and the high /low curved hemline. The dropped shoulders are lovely and easy to make as well as wear.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I am planning another one with a more scooped neckline. I also think this would work well as a t-shirt in Jersey or a knit jumper.

Caitlin Jarrah Tester Caitlin Jarrah Tester WHO

Caitlin  // Find her on IG @caitmakesthings

MADE

View B // sweater with a curved hemline and split sleeve hem

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The ease of completion. I’ve been out of the sewing loop for a bit and this was a great pattern to jump back in with! Also really liked the silhouette of view B with the curved hem from a design aspect

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I made a mash-up of versions A and B using the front and back pieces from B and the sleeves from A, love it!

Marnie Durbridge Jarrah TesterMarnie Jarrah TesterWHO

Marnie // Take a look at her at Horris and Needle on Facebook on IG @horrisanddeedle.

MADE

View A // cropped sweater with cuffs and hem band

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

It is actually what I have been looking for all winter to blend easily into my wardrobe.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Yes, I do. I would love to make a view b in double-brushed poly or merino wool jersey – I will need to size down for these fabrics. I just need my children back at school so I can get a bit more sewing time.

Catherine Jarrah TesterCatherine Jarrah TesterWHO

Catherine  // Find her on IG @Cohuttacate

MADE

Mashup of View A and View B // sweater with a curved hemline and split sleeve hem at an extended length, with pockets and a cowl neck.

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Sewing something, that I otherwise might have passed on.  I enjoyed the knit fabric.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I used View A and B, added length to make a dress, added side seam pockets, lowered the front neckline and made a cowl neck.

Lisa Jarrah TesterWHO

Lisa // Find her on IG @sewlongmarriane

MADE

View B // sweater with a curved hemline and split sleeve hem

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

It was very straightforward and easy to piece together. I have not sewn a lot of knits and this pattern was a smooth intro.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I plan on lengthening the back piece slightly to really highlight the high-low hem on version B. I also plan on drafting a facing piece for the neckline to make a less sporty version.

Chloe Jarrah Test Chloe Jarrah TestWHO

Chloe  // Take a look at her blog – Clobber Creations

MADE

View A // long sweater with cuffs and hem band

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

It’s comfortable due to its loose fit and drop shoulders. It’s making me think of hibernating for the winter even though it’s summer here in the UK and we’re currently in a rare heatwave!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I would love to make a dress version.  Also tempted by view B! This make feels like the garment equivalent of comfort food (and speaking of food, the loose fit design would make it perfect for hiding any comfort food indulging)!

Aimee Jarrah Tester Aimee Jarrah TesterWHO

Aimee  // Find her on IG @aimee.sews

MADE

View B // sweater with a curved hemline and split sleeve hem

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love how quick it was to complete while still having fun details like the curved hem and split sleeves.

Sonia Jarrah TestSonia Jarrah TestWHO

Sonia // Find her on IG @jadesovic2

MADE

View C // cropped sweater with waist tie and cuffs

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

  1. The originality of the front part with the curved front.
  2. The fact we can mix colours.
  3. Comfort.

Jennie Jarrah TestJennie Jarrah TestWHO

Jennie // Find her on IG @stitchedbyjennie or visit her website, Stitched by Jennie!

MADE

View A // long sweater with cuffs and hem band

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Yes, I will definitely be making more. This is a great basic sweatshirt pattern, and will be easy to modify too!

Jess Jarrah TestWHO

Jess //

MADE

View B // sweater with a curved hemline and split sleeve hem

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Ease of putting it together. Can easily do in a weekend or a long evening.

Sophie Jarrah Test WHO

Sophie // Take a look at her website, Moineau & Petit Pois and find her on IG @moineau_petitpois.

MADE

View C // cropped sweater with waist tie and cuffs

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I will make View A and another version C (both cropped length) but I will shorten them a little bit :)

Katie Jarrah testWHO

Katie // Find her on IG @zyzoaustralia

MADE

View A // long sweater with cuffs and hem band

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I can imagine a t-shirt with folded-up cuff sleeves and a tie waist.

Chelsea Jarrah test Chelsea Jarrah testWHO

Chelsea  // Find her on IG @lilkitty_bigcities

MADE

View B // sweater with a curved hemline and split sleeve hem

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

It was simple and really fulfilling; highly “hackable” and amends itself to a wide variety of fabrics. This was my first time printing and assembling a pdf pattern at home and I appreciate that you were mindful of placement so as to preserve paper.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Definitely! I’m in the US, so I’ve made one View B and have a cropped View C planned in lightweight knits.

Louise-Jarrah Test Louise-Jarrah TestWHO

Louise // Check out her sewing classes at Kings Court Crafts on Facebook

MADE

View A // long sweater with cuffs and hem band

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Straightforward, good clear instructions. Like the illustrations.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Version B and C are yet to make. Would appliqué a design on the front and possibly the sleeve.

Marie Jarrah test Marie Jarrah testWHO

Marie // Find her on IG @ruedesreglises.

MADE

View A // long sweater with cuffs and hem band

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The look, it is easy and fast to sew for a great result.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Maybe (I’ll) turn it into a dress

Maureen Jarrah TestWHO

Maureen // Find her on IG @atomic_beet

MADE

View C // cropped sweater with waist tie and cuffs

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The ease of making it and the surprising flattering final fit.

Stephany Jarrah Test Stephany Jarrah TestWHO

Stephany

MADE

All Versions!!!

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About Author

Anita is the Operations Manager here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and happily works on multiple areas of the business in any one day! Anita is the first port of call for any of your customer service enquiries, manages daily operations and oversees all pattern production, graphic design, website maintenance, inventory management & drinking all the coffee/eating all the cookies in the cupboard.

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Silvia
4 years ago

I love this model of sweater. Congratulations to all those who have adapted to their taste.
Silvia

Alicia
Alicia
2 years ago

I love the jarrah! I just bought it and am looking for inspiration but I really wish this included what size people made and also wish that the pattern testers reflected the range of sizes that the pattern has. If you go up to size 20 why isn’t there a size 20 tester?