Our pattern Hoodie Dana is perfect for at home or for sports with the great hooded version. Choosing a different color for the inside of the hood gives a great contrast.
Center back length = 63-69cm
The hoodie Dana was sewn from a sweat fabric in this pattern. The hood is lined with jersey.
We recommend a soft sweat fabric or a slightly firmer jersey .
- Outer fabric 1.80m 140cm wide
Outer fabric 2.10 m 140 cm wide
Cut out the pattern pieces from your fabric . Lay the selvedges parallel to the center so that you can lay the front and back pieces in the fold. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the grain arrow on all pieces in the same direction and parallel to the selvage of the fabric. Transfer all the notches from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Pinch the seam allowance in the fold of the fabric because this is always a center.
- 1x front part in break
- 1x back part in break
- 2x sleeves in opposite directions
- 2x sleeve cuffs
- 1x hem cuff
- 4x hood side parts in opposite directions
- 2x hood middle part
To sew your hoodie you need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, alternatively you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to finish the raw edges.
Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretch stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a home sewing machine you should use either a zigzag stitch or the tripartite elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern.
First you take on the hood parts. The long piece is the center piece, the other two are the side pieces. You sew the hood together along the red lines in the photo. Make sure the snaps line up in the middle and that the cross at the shoulder meets the end point of the center piece.
This is what it looks like sewn together. You then do the same with the inner hood.
Place the outer and inner hood right sides together and close the long edge.
A little tip: I flat-stitched the seam allowance on the inside hood on the right side. You can also iron the seam on the edge and then topstitch the upper and lower hoods together.
Next up is the top. First neaten the shoulder seam allowances on the front and back pieces. Then place the front piece on the back piece, right sides together, and close the shoulder from the armhole to the snap. Now iron this seam apart.
The next step is the sleeve, which is sewn into the armhole. Make sure that the shoulder snaps are on the shoulder seam and the snaps on the front are also on top of each other.
You close this seam and neaten it together.
You can already leave the side seam and underarm seam in one go. Again, note that the snaps and sleeve seam line up. Then overcast this seam and iron to one side. You already have a closed top.
You still need the cuffs for the sleeves. You prepare this by closing the side and half ironing. This gives you two rings/cuffs.
You do the same with the hem band.
Then you can already attach the cuffs and clean up the seam allowance. I then stitched the seam allowance just under the edge from the right on the sleeve. Repeat this step with the hem as well.
Before you connect the hood and the bodice, you should connect the overlap of the hood. Simply put the hood on and then put the right side on top of the left. Sew the hood together along the yellow line in the picture. As you can see, the seam allowance is sticking out at the top and bottom of the edge. This is important! So make sure the edge lands right on the cue point.
First you insert the hood in the front part. The red crosses in the photo must be exactly on top of each other (pin the dots together beforehand). You start in the center front and sew up to the corner. Then lift the quilting foot and cut the seam allowance from the front part to just before the needle (green line in the photo). This makes it easier to turn the hood pattern piece onto the next edge and the corner is also really square. Do not pull the needle out of the corner or cut the thread.
This is what it looks like on the sewing machine.
Then you turn everything so far that the long neckline and the hood lie on top of each other (here: again in yellow). Now sew back up to the point where the shoulder seam and hood corner meet. Cut and twist the front piece again. Now the last stretch to the center back. Turn the seam allowances together again and sew up to the corner, cut in the hood and sew up to the middle. From the center back, sew the other side in exactly the same way until you reach the center front again. At the end you link the seam allowance of the hood attachment seam. I then stitched the seam allowance on the top just under the edge.
Your DANA is ready!
If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer you as soon as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Sincerely, your Dagmar and Ellen.