Hove Hoodie Dress
Sizes: UK 6-22 (Check our size chart to see how you fit into our sizing)
Difficulty: Beginner to Lower Intermediate
Hove is a feminine take on a sporty favourite - the hoodie. Extended into a fitted dress, with bust darts, a patched pocket and top stitching details. Hove is great for everything from a cool outfit for causal Friday night drinks and busy days to walking the dog and going to yoga! Customise your look with your choice of fabric, colour and prints.
The dress, or long jumper/sweater if you choose, is mid thigh length. It is a closely fitted dress with fitted sleeves made in your choice of jersey, snugly fit to skim your curves. The sleeves and hem finished with a neat double cuff which helps to give the whole garment a little weight. There is a V neckhole with a two piece hood which overlaps at centre front, for a more feminine take on a hoodie.
For a warmer jumper/sweatshirt style fabrics like fleece backed double jersey or French Terry knit would work to make a cosy Hove.
For a smarter or more dressy look, consider using a Ponte de Roma or heavy Double Jersey or Jacquard double knit.
Or for a long top look or summer dress a quality single jersey (cotton or viscose is best) will make a modern piece.
Fabric Quantities - check the chart in pictures to see the exact amounts for your size:
- Main Fabric: 1.4 - 3.1m/ 1 1/2 - 3 3/8 yards
- Thin Ribbon or elastic (to stabilise the shoulders) 22.4 - 29.6 cm/ 9 - 11 3/4 inches
- Thread to match your main fabric
- Sewing Machine
- Overlocker/Serger or overlocking stitch
- Twin needle
- Stitch in the Ditch foot
- Understanding Knit fabrics
- Top Stitching
- Bust Darts
- Using Twin needles
- Stabilising shoulders
- Patch kangaroo pocket
What you’ll get in your pattern pack:
- Ready to print pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop (A0) format with allowance)
- Instructional E-booklet (includes all instructions, guidance and detailed diagrams)
- Inspirational E-magazine (to inspire your creativity)
- Printing instructions
- Cover Page (all basic info) or to use as a pattern wallet cover
Get inspired and see other makers Hove’s in our Hove Hoodie Dress Gallery.