Otters are celebrating the first pattern test ever! We started our tiny business one year ago, on September 15th 2020. Close to 40 patterns were made during that time and a great deal of new things were learned.
We launched the pattern testing community with the intention to make Otter Patterns better and more maker friendly. After all, the idea behind Otter Patterns is that the makers decide what is their next make and which pattern should be created and released next. Testing community is a great accelerator in making this happen!
The very first pattern test was a request by our Instagram followers - it was a harem romper pattern! We had an amazing group of around thirty creators participating in the testing! And oh boy, they did an amazing job! Otters are very excited to share their work on our website! We hope that sharing these tiny beautiful creations will inspire everybody to make something beautiful for their tiny ones!
Harem Romper Pattern Testing
The aim of the harem romper pattern was to improve the sizing and make the instructions as clear as possible. Creators had two weeks to test the pattern, make the pictures and fill in the testing questionnaire.
After all the tiny rompers were made, otters took some time to assess all the feedback. Most of the testers thought that the pattern has either accurate sizing or is slightly too big. Therefore, otters tried their best to find a middle ground and slightly improved the sizing. Second thing was sewing instructions. We made clearer and more detailed instructions and wrote a blog post on how to sew a baby romper placket. And the last thing we improved was a pattern file that is used with a projector. After all the improvements were made we are happy to publish the harem romper pattern in our shop and share beautiful pictures made by the most awesome creators!
Here's the final product that you can find in our pattern shop. Scroll down to get inspired by all different ways our testing community made this beautiful tiny garment!