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:
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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?