Thank you Dia Sweater testers!!

November 26, 2018

It sounded like a great idea - releasing our first ever women's pattern, the Dia ladies sweater and updated Dia kids sweater pattern at the same time, before the Black Friday craziness. ūüėÖ This very challenging¬†deadline meant 2,5 months of hardcore pattern testing, with multiple pattern versions and a gazillion sample sweaters & tunics sewn up. Not only for me, but also for all my testers, the¬†most amazing tester panel I've ever worked with. Luckily they were up for the challenge and it's because of them that the release of both patterns turned into such a success!

This tester group was the biggest I've ever worked with - 70 testers were selected to join one of the 2 testing teams, but about 30 of them dared to join both kids & ladies testing! So most of them have been working with me for about 2 months. I can't even believe how many sweaters were sewn up, surveys were filled in, while battling all sorts of "life happening" situations. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel towards these lovely ladies - I’m so grateful for your time, keen eyes, creativity, friendship and perseverance!

So here’s a small selection of their amazing makes. Please check their social media & blogs and show them some much deserved love! Below you will also find a list of all the blog posts kindly written by some of the testers, with more in depth info about the testing experience and some honest opinions!

XO Elles

Ladies & Kids testers












Ladies testers





Kids testers









Blog posts

Rineke - Plus 2 is 5
Aukje - Sewcucio
Sarah - Incomplete stitches - Kids post
Sarah - Incomplete stitches - Ladies post
Jelle - Babarum
Valerie - Moestash aan de slag
Isabel - Onlylola
Lesley - Frullemieke
Sara - Paraxuta
Yolanda - Fils and Draps - kids post
Yolanda - Fils and Draps - ladies post
Livia - Liviality
Emily - Replicate then deviate
Guus - Stoffenfeest - Kids post
Guus - Stoffenfeest - Ladies post
Anja - A siw siw
An - Krullenbol
Carolien - Made by Caro
Eva - Fabric studio
Seija - Time by Seija


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