I had the BEST group of testers for the Scroop Patterns Otari Hoodie. Not only did they provide really thoughtful, considered feedback about the pattern and instructions, but they made the most fabulous hoodies.
Here are the tester makes!
I am in love with Meg’s Amy Butler confetti print, and especially the way she extended the pocket lining to provide a contrast to the View B pocket edges. It’s not something I covered in the pattern, but I’ll do a tutorial on how to do it.
Do check out Meg’s blog post. Her finishing details are utterly delightful – especially the cotton tape she used to finish the zip interior.
Mads tagged her hoodie #beetlejuicegoals and I am 100% there for that! Dark teal + black and white stripes is a total win. Plus wrote a fantastic and very comprehensive blog post about her hoodie, with excellent photos (ESPECIALLY the very last one!)
The mix of classic sweatshirting colours and the quirky View B pocket on Nicki’s hoodie is excellent – it suddenly makes it very graphic and abstract:
And what adorable trim for the zip finish!
I love the fabrics Alyssa’s chose for her version of the Otari Hoodie – the floral on turquoise & vivid orange-pink hem and cuff bands are just delicious.
Also, her photos include baby goats! (all the squees of happiness!)
Thanks to Errant Pear, I’m now on the lookout for an Otari suitable fabric in black and white with a wide and narrow stripe.
It’s absolutely perfect! And it looks fabulous in View A!
Nina hasn’t taken pretty photos of her Otari yet, but here is a mannequin shot, and it’s worth showing – because look at that contrast stitching!
I’ve seen it in person because Nina lives in Wellington and is a great friend (and just plain wonderful) . She’s also one of my regular testers. I like to use some of the same testers for every pattern, so I know I’ll get a consistent line of feedback through each pattern.
I love Claire’s classic navy version, with just a pop of pattern in the hood:
Claire’s hoodie also got that all-important cat-stamp seal of approval! Cwtch wants one too!
Kat’s a fellow AmeriKiwi, and she makes the most fabulous stuff. This Otari View A in grey waffle knit is simple but shows off all the details perfectly.
And it goes great with her pink hair!
And saving the brightest one for last – yay for yellow! And yay for a View B hood!
Look at that pattern matching! <3
Thank you so much to all my testers for their help!
So those are the tester makes! I’ve seen some progress images from people who bought the pattern – can’t wait to see finished makes from them too! <3