What 18" doll wouldn't want to wear one of these super comfy hoodie dresses?? There are several variations included in this PDF sewing pattern: a regular hoodie, a tunic, and a banded dress! This pattern is designed to use knit or fleece fabrics.
-1/4 yard of stretch knit fabric
Skill Level: This is an intermediate level sewing pattern.
What You Get: One 16 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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The models show the V on the front of the sweatshirt, so why not mark it on the pattern? I had to guess at how wide and how deep the V should be. Likewise, there is no marking on the pattern for where the pocket should be placed. The tunic length isn't long enough unless you put a band on the bottom; either the pattern length should be adjusted or the band should be part of the pattern and not just an option at the end. The directions never mentioned hemming or finishing the front edge of the hood before it is sewn onto the body of the garment. Finally, the hood opening is so small that it just fits over the doll's head, and messes her hair up getting it off. I'll have to try to remake it, which is very frustrating.
This takes a little time but the look is trendy for today's styles. Can be paired with jeans, leggings or worn like an everyday dress. I really like Sandra's patterns. Always great details and pictures to be able to put these outfits together.
I have been sewing for 50 years and I did not like this pattern when it came to putting on the hood. In fact, I went looking for '123 Mulberry Street' on the internet and sent a scathing letter to some not-guilty people who had a company by that name. I must have figured it out because I finished the dress. I made this some time last year. I like other patterns from this company, although on one I had to make my own pocket pattern to fit because theirs didn't fit.
I was worried about sewing that pocket on knit fabric, thought it would stretch out of shape, but it actually worked up really well and looked quite good. The nieces loved it and that was the intent.
All went well until I got to the hood. I too am a more experienced sewer and I found it very difficult to understand. Clearer photos in this section would help as well as a view of the finished back. The dress is cute. I am leaving the hood off.