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Otari Hoodie Sew Along

The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #4: View A Pockets

In this post I’ll be showing how I sew the classic banded pockets of the Otari Hoodie View A.  I’ll be covering both the pocket construction method shown in the pattern, and an alternative method. If you want to join in you’re not to late to catch up with the Sew-Along! Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here And don’t forget that all Scroop Patterns are on sale until the end of October with the code: IPM2018   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   Now it’s time to actually start sewing! View A Pockets by the Pattern Method: I absolutely hate the feel of raw edges inside hoodie pockets.  They just feel so unfinished, and I continually find myself worrying them with my fingers.  The sewing method I show in the Otari Hoodie pattern creates pockets that are fully lined and finished, with no raw edges at any point. It …

Otari Hoodie Sew Along

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 …

The Otari Hoodie by Scroop Patterns, sewn by Show & Tell Meg

The Scroop Otari Hoodie – Tester Makes!

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! Show and Tell Meg  @showandtellmeg 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. Life in a Mads House @wronghandmads 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!) Nicki @mrsnickipea   The mix of classic sweatshirting colours and the …