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Scroop Patterns – Pattern Testers Needed!

Scroop Patterns call for pattern testers

UPDATE:  Thank you all, applications to test this pattern are now CLOSED.

I’ve got a new Scroop Pattern ready to be tested!

I did a general call for pattern testers a year and a half ago, and  that gave me a fantastic pool to work from.  I’m incredibly grateful for all the amazing people who responded, even if the sheer volume meant I wasn’t able to use everyone as a tester.  After 18th months (and now that there are so many new Scroop fans – thank you all!), I realise that people may no longer be in the same position to test.  From now on I’ll be doing calls for pattern testers for individual patterns.

So, who wants to test my next pattern?

The Pattern:

It’s a modern zipped hoodie pattern with design options ranging from very classic, to very quirky.

The pattern comes in the full Scroop Patterns size range, from size 30-52

Sizes 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
Body Measurements in Inches
Bust 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
Waist 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Hips 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
Body Measurements in Centimeters
Bust 76.5 81 86 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 112 117 122 127 132
Waist 61 66 72 76 81 86 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 112 117
Hips 86.5 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 112 117 122 127 132 137.5 132


For this pattern I need testers who are intermediate or higher level sewers with experience sewing knits, and experience with zips.

You will also need to:

  • be able to print patterns in A4, A0, US Letter or US full sized Copyshop paper sizes
  • have the time to sew up the item if you agree to be a tester for it
  •  be able to photograph your make being worn, and be willing for me to share your photos on this blog and instagram.
  • be able to provide clear feedback
  • be willing to agree to a confidentially agreement regarding the pattern
  • have a blog or other format where you share and analyse your sewing

I would hugely appreciate it if you would share your finished make once the pattern launches, but this is not mandatory.  I’m asking for TESTERS, not marketers.  The requirement of a blog/other review format is to help me pick testers.   I want to be able to see how you think about sewing, and that your experience level matches up to the pattern.

As always I’m be looking for a range of testers, in terms of geographical location, body type, sewing experience, and personal style.

The Timeline:

If you’re selected to test I’ll send you the materials requirements & line drawings by  2 noon NZ time on Mon the 26th of Feb  (Sun the 25th for most of the rest of the world).

I will send out a digital copy of the pattern to testers before 12 noon NZ time on Thur the 8th of March.

Testing & Reviewing:
Testers will have until  12 noon NZ time on Thur the 22th of March  (two weeks, with two full weekends) to sew the hoodie, and respond to the testing questions.  I will need basic photos by this date, but if you want a further weekend to take better photographs I can wait until Tue the 27th of March for those.

What you get:

Pattern testers will get a digital copy of the final pattern, my eternal gratitude, and as much publicity as I can manage for your sewing.

Keen to be a tester for the Hoodie pattern?  please email me with  the following:

  1. Your name
  2. Your bust, waist and hip measures
  3. Your height
  4. A bit about your sewing experience with knits & zips
  5. A link to your blog/Instagram/Flickr/Sewing Pattern Review profile/something else sewing-y presence
  6. A link to a sewing make with a review (so I can see how you think about and analyse your sewing)
  7. Do you have any other skills that would really make you an extra-super-awesome pattern tester?  (i.e. experience copy-editing)

email me

Hope to hear from you!

Felicity the Sewing Cat for Scroop Patterns,




  1. Claire Payne says

    I forgot to mention in my email that I have two sewing cats who would no doubt feature in any photos taken for the construction process. 🙂

  2. Mary Noble says

    I am interested in being a pattern tester; do you still need any? If so, please send me info on what more you would require from me. Thank you so much.

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