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The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #6: Sleeves & Body

The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along continues.  Today’s post is the fun part, where you sew the sleeves to the body, and it starts to look like an actually garment! If you want to join in you’re not to late to catch up with the Sew-Along Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 View A Pockets #5 View B Pockets – including a hack to add binding to them Sleeves: For this part of the Sew Along I’m going to be using images taken when making the original sample Otari Hoodies for the pattern launch. The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds to the numbering of the pattern’s instructions. 12. Right sides together, sew Front A to Back B at shoulders.  As with many of the steps in the Otari Hoodie, you can use an overlocker (like I am), or a sewing machine on a stretch stitch. …

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The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #5: View B Pockets

For those of you making the View B pockets in the Otari Hoodie Sew-Along, we’re here!  You can finally start actually sewing.  In this post I’ll be showing how I sew the Art Deco inspired cloud pockets of the Otari Hoodie View B.  I’ll be covering both the pocket construction method shown in the pattern, and a hack where you add binding to the pockets. If you want to join in you’re not to late to catch up with the Sew-Along! Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here   In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 Sewing the View A Pockets Ok everyone excited about the View B pockets, let’s make them up! Standard View B Pockets: For this part of the Sew Along I’m going to be using images taken when making the original sample Otari Hoodies for the pattern launch. The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds …

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The Otari Hoodie Sew Along #2: Pattern Alterations & Cutting

In the last Otari Hoodie Sew Along post I covered choosing fabric. Now that you have your fabric, it’s time to do any pattern alterations you need to get the fit you want. Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here   Choosing your size First, you need to pick your general size.  I recommend choosing your size for the Otari based on your bust size, grading out or in to your hip size. I’m a 38″ bust, so I’ll be making a size 38. You also want to check the Finished Garment Measurements (the second and last columns in the image above). You can see from these that the Otari is cut with lot of ease in the bust and waist, (the finished bust measurement for a size 38″ is 44″), and a tiny bit of easy in the hips (finished measures of 43″ for 42″ hips).  This provides a garment that allows a lot of movement in the shoulders, chest and arms, and that floats over the waist, and sits fairly smoothly over the hips …