February 23, 2022

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The Weekend Wear Cropped Hoodie Pattern Hack

As winter transitions to spring, your dolls need some cozy new hoodies! Our guest blogger @graceloves2bake hacked the Weekend Wear Pullover Hoodie to create a cute and simple cropped hoodie and in excited to share it with us here on the aleksandrajones blog. It’s just short enough to be trendy and just long enough to be modest and warm! It sews up super fast and doesn’t involve hook and loop tape or a zipper!

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What you need:

 

Step 1:

Go ahead and print out your pattern. You only need to cut out pattern pieces #3 #4 #5 and #6A. Yes, you saw that right! You only need 4 pattern pieces! 

 

Step 2:

We’re going to be altering the pattern pieces now! Let’s start with pattern piece #3. Trim 3⁄4 inch off the shoulder seam and another 3⁄4 inch of the bottom hem. Next, trim 1 inch off the center and 1 inch off the neckline as well. This is now your front and back pattern piece.

 

Step 3:

Let’s move on to the sleeve pattern pieces, #4 and #5.Take #4 and mark 3⁄4 of an inch from the side of the sleeve on the top edge. Then make a mark 1⁄2 inch from the side on the bottom of the sleeve. Use your ruler to draw a straight line connecting the two lines. Fold the pattern piece in half lining up the sides. Trim along the line you just drew. Now, take pattern piece #5 and trim 1⁄2 inch off the long side of the cuff.

 

Step 4:

We only have one piece to go! Grab #6 and trace it on a piece of paper. Add an additional 3⁄4 of an inch to the bottom of both sides of the hood, being sure to follow the curve of the lines. Find the halfway point of the original bottom of the hood and make a mark. Connect the bottom of the lines and your fresh mark with curved lines. Cut out your new hood pattern piece!

Step 5:

It’s time to cut out our fabric! You will need to cut #3 out twice on the fold, two copies of #4 and #5 just like the original pieces, and a copy of #6 on the fold.

 

Step 6:

Let’s get sewing! Sew together your shoulder seams and then follow steps 6 and 7 in the original pattern to sew the sleeves. Sew up the back seam of the hood. Turn the opening of the hood up 1⁄4 inch and sew. Follow step 10 and 11 from the original pattern making sure to backstitch at the lower edge of the bodice on step 11.

You're done! Now it's time to style your outfit to show off your new cropped hoodie!

 

We'd love to see your creations too, so if you make one, please tag us on Instagram @PixieFaire and @graceloves2bake

You can also share pictures in the aleksandrajones Inspritation Gallery right here on the website, either use the #pixiefaire when posting on IG, or just click the little + box to upload your picture right here on the website!

Thanks everyone!

For aleksandrajones, @graceloves2bake

 


 

 

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We’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment and tell us,  How would you style this hoodie into an outfit? Perhaps jeans, a mini skirt, joggers, or something else? 


100 Comments

designdreamer
designdreamer

March 01, 2022

I would pair it with some jeans.

Sherri K
Sherri K

March 01, 2022

I would pair the hoodie with tights and a pair of boots.

Tricia
Tricia

March 01, 2022

Love the little hoodie – be cute with leggings and thinking about making it for my great niece as a gift.

DeeDee
DeeDee

February 28, 2022

I would pair it with a midi skirt and a pair of cowgirl boots.

Michele
Michele

February 27, 2022

Since I need to also make my dolls some jeans, I would pair this cute sweatshirt pattern hack with a pair of LJC jeans!

JenniK
JenniK

February 27, 2022

I would pair the hoodie with a ice skating skirt, ice, skates.a beautiful fur muff and a lovely matching beanie *

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

February 27, 2022

I think it would be cute with a mini skirt

DeeDee
DeeDee

February 26, 2022

I’d pair it with a midi skirt and a pair of Maryjanes.

Kathleen A
Kathleen A

February 26, 2022

I would style it with pajama pants and gym shoes! It looks so cozy and comfy that it makes me want to snuggle!

Sharon
Sharon

February 26, 2022

I would combine with a denim pants/shorts/skirt, canvas shoes/sneakers, headwrap, backpack, and a doll pet. Maybe even camping gear.

Susi
Susi

February 26, 2022

I would use a jeans skirt. and a ball cap.

Helene Dahl
Helene Dahl

February 26, 2022

I would pair it with sneakers and tollé up summer drawstring pants!

Peggy
Peggy

February 26, 2022

I would pair it with leggings and boots.

Kelly
Kelly

February 25, 2022

I would pair it with a jean skirt and boots.

Fran
Fran

February 25, 2022

I would pair it with a jeans skirt.

Linda
Linda

February 25, 2022

I think the hoodie would be cute with some bright printed jammie bottoms and tank top. Thanks!

SusanHurst Hart
SusanHurst Hart

February 25, 2022

I would pare it with jeans and boots.

SusanHurst Hart
SusanHurst Hart

February 25, 2022

I would pare it with jeans and boots.

sheila
sheila

February 25, 2022

I’d pair it with boots and a mini skirt

Rose
Rose

February 25, 2022

I have this pattern and love it. Have make a 1/2 dozen of these from upcycled sweatshirts. So thrilled to get this hack. I want to make one to pair with a skirt and boots.

Shelley
Shelley

February 25, 2022

I think this would look great with a denim mini skirt and leather boots

Sam
Sam

February 25, 2022

Hoodies are always cute with jeans

Anne C-E
Anne C-E

February 25, 2022

Boots would be a good addition

Mollie Bradford
Mollie Bradford

February 25, 2022

I think this cute crop needs a detailed Jean skirt, scrunchy, and some ballet flats. Maybe a water bottle too!

Carol
Carol

February 25, 2022

I like it with jeans, boots and cap.

Wanda
Wanda

February 25, 2022

I would pair it with some joggers

Ronelle
Ronelle

February 25, 2022

A denim miniskirt with sneakers and a cute animal backpack

Hazel
Hazel

February 25, 2022

Pair with jeans.

Patricia
Patricia

February 25, 2022

How would I complete the look? With Jeans of course and maybe a colorful applique on the front of the shirt.

Cindy
Cindy

February 24, 2022

I would pair it up with jeans and fuzzy boots.

Judy
Judy

February 24, 2022

I would pair it with a pair of jeans.

Dorothy
Dorothy

February 24, 2022

I would style the hoodie with a pair of jeans and some Birkenstock style sandals.
Thanks again for the great patterns!

francine
francine

February 24, 2022

Je voudrais un sweat-shirt avec des jeans ou legging ou jupe sa serait tellement jolie!

Christie
Christie

February 24, 2022

I think I would crop it higher and put it with a long circle skirt in black and white check with a black petticoat under it.

Joanne
Joanne

February 24, 2022

Perhaps some capri length pants that are rolled up and some outside square pockets. For the boy dolls.

Bev
Bev

February 24, 2022

I would pair it with jeans and shirt.

Karen Laughner
Karen Laughner

February 24, 2022

I love using aleksandrajones patterns to create outfits for Goodfellow Dolls in Detroit, Mighigan.

Maxine
Maxine

February 24, 2022

I would pair it with a jean skirt. my grandaughters would both love this!

Denise Darby
Denise Darby

February 24, 2022

I would pair it with some joggers.

Katherine
Katherine

February 24, 2022

I’d pair it with some cozy sweat pants.

Vicky
Vicky

February 24, 2022

I would include matching jogging pants with a ribbed cuff and a headband for a retro 80’s look.

Cynthia P
Cynthia P

February 24, 2022

I would pair it with a shirt and jeans. We have many sticks to pickup in the yard when it finally warms up.

Maureen W.
Maureen W.

February 24, 2022

Ah yes, the cropped hoodie, so trendy right now ~ I love these for our dolls. I pair mine with midi dresses; shorts/sneakers; joggers..looks good with practically everything. Thank you !

Suzan
Suzan

February 24, 2022

I’d pair the cozy sweatshirt hoodie with comfy jeggings to watch a movie by the fire. :-)

Nancy
Nancy

February 24, 2022

I’d pair it with pajama pants, book and early spring fire! Nothing better than early morning camp fire and a book!

Wanda
Wanda

February 24, 2022

I would pair it with anything denim!!!

Jackie
Jackie

February 24, 2022

I would pair it with a pair of jeans and some hiking boots for a weekend getaway to the mountains.

S
S

February 24, 2022

I would pair a hoodie with sweatpants, a good book, a cup of tea, and a rainy day.
Thanks for the giveaway and tutorial!

Sharon
Sharon

February 24, 2022

hoodie with jeans and sneakers for a hike.

Linda C
Linda C

February 24, 2022

I would make a crop top hoodie and add ripped jeans for a teen look

Connie
Connie

February 24, 2022

With shorts for a morning jog.

MaryEllen
MaryEllen

February 24, 2022

I would pair the hoodie with jeans for camping in the mountains.

Carol
Carol

February 24, 2022

I pair it with a denim skirt

Lisa
Lisa

February 24, 2022

I would pair the hoodie with shorts barefoot for walking the beach in the morning at Ocean City, MD.

Sparkle
Sparkle

February 24, 2022

I like the hoodie with the notched mini-skirt.

Jo
Jo

February 24, 2022

I would pair the hoodie with colorful, drawstring pants, to cover a bathing suit.

Heidi
Heidi

February 24, 2022

With jeans.

Gwen
Gwen

February 24, 2022

Lightweight knit hoodie paired with jean shorts. Styled with a backpack and hiking boots.

Florence
Florence

February 24, 2022

I think it would be cute with a pencil skirt with a button up shirt underneath, shirt tails untucked, tights and booties!

Rebekah
Rebekah

February 24, 2022

I think denim shorts would be cute with the sweatshirt!

Deb
Deb

February 24, 2022

I would pair the hoodie with a Jean vest, and jeans

Nancy S.
Nancy S.

February 24, 2022

I would either pair it with a longer tee and leggings or over a leotard, dance skirt and tights for a cute look for dance class.

T
T

February 24, 2022

A hoodie goes with anything! Skirt, jeans , leggings or pj’s!

Corinne Janes
Corinne Janes

February 24, 2022

I would pair with denim capris with raw hems.

Barb
Barb

February 24, 2022

I would pair the hoodie with Jean shorts and sneakers, that would be really cute.

Ramona Johnson
Ramona Johnson

February 24, 2022

I’d add a beret.

Connie
Connie

February 24, 2022

I would pair it with leggings and cuffed boots.

Karina Maltby
Karina Maltby

February 24, 2022

I would wear it with dungarees

Bev
Bev

February 24, 2022

I would pair the hoodie with a American Girl figure skating outfit .

S
S

February 24, 2022

I would pair the hoodie with some leggings.

Elaine
Elaine

February 24, 2022

This is so cute! I love it with the short skirt. Just needs some boots.

Marilu B
Marilu B

February 24, 2022

I think Hoodies just have to be with jeans (no need to be blue), have a nice tote to combine and some extra necklace

Diane R
Diane R

February 24, 2022

With a pair of sweatpants.

KAREN
KAREN

February 24, 2022

I’m a jeans sort of girl! Jeans with a hoodie is my usual attire for early spring horseback riding!

Eva
Eva

February 24, 2022

nice look coul be with leggins with ruffles – round the waist and down around the legs

Gina Reiley
Gina Reiley

February 24, 2022

I love this outfit!!!

Barb
Barb

February 24, 2022

Cute set. I would pair the hoodie with jeans that have a print down the side and matching tote bag.

Juda
Juda

February 24, 2022

I LOVE THE HOODIE!!! I WOULD PAIR IT WITH JEAN SHORTS FOR A SPRING LOOK

Ivana
Ivana

February 24, 2022

I would pair with high-waisted jeans pair of sneakers.

Joy
Joy

February 24, 2022

Love all the patterns – summer here but overcast and cool where we are caravanning

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

February 24, 2022

I would pair it with a pair of jeans and some cute short boots

Charlotte
Charlotte

February 24, 2022

I think I’d complete it with a pleated skirt, some dressy boots, and a driving cap!

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

February 24, 2022

Jeans and sneakers for sure. :o)

Elaine R
Elaine R

February 23, 2022

I would add leggings.

Cynthia Larrison
Cynthia Larrison

February 23, 2022

I would tend to pair the top with jeans or sweat pants

Sue S
Sue S

February 23, 2022

I’d let her wear what she wanted – probably leggings and Wellington boots with a sun visor. She’s an independent spirit.

Callie
Callie

February 23, 2022

I’d pair with a skirt and leggings.

Peggy
Peggy

February 23, 2022

I would pair the Hoodia with a pair of capris and white sneakers.

Pam
Pam

February 23, 2022

I would style the hoodie with a pair of jeans and some cute sneakers for spring.

Cynthia Charles
Cynthia Charles

February 23, 2022

Hoodies are in! Glad to see the causal styles that our girls love available for their dolls!

Diana
Diana

February 23, 2022

I would add a little scarf to complete the look.

Julie
Julie

February 23, 2022

The hoodie is adorable! I would pair it with jeans or leggings and a cute pair of tennis shoes!
Thanks for the contest!

Julie
Julie

February 23, 2022

The hoodie is adorable! I would pair it with jeans or leggings and a cute pair of tennis shoes!
Thanks for the contest!

Cindy
Cindy

February 23, 2022

I love the hoodies. Even I wear hoodies. I wear them with jeans and for the dolls I would put jeans on them.

Debbie
Debbie

February 23, 2022

Thank you Grace. I love the hack for this pattern, and will be trying it soon.

Rita Cashion
Rita Cashion

February 23, 2022

I love the outfit just like it is…..but I think I would pair the hoodie with a long pencil skirt and dressy boots.

James
James

February 23, 2022

I would match the hoodie up with a comfy pair of leggings and a tunic length tank.

Linda
Linda

February 23, 2022

My granddaughter would say a mini jean skirt and legging. She won’t wear or put jeans on her doll. I think she would love this sweatshirt.

Cheryl
Cheryl

February 23, 2022

I would pair it with skinny jeans and sneakers.

Cheryl
Cheryl

February 23, 2022

I would pair it with a skinny jeans and sneakers.

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