Hoodie with dolman sleeves & gusset


A cool bomber jacket that features hoodie, a front yoke and a super interesting dolman sleeve with gusset!

It's a cool pattern construction because it has a clean look - no visible armhole seam in shoulder area, no bulk at armpit and gusset giving a wide range of movement despite the two previous aspects ;) that's why we love it!

You could sew it in any medium weight fabric, microfibers, waterproof fabric, PUL...it can be a sweatshirt too if you sew it in a knit!

A full explanation on drafting made to measure bodices, sleeves, dolman and raglan sleeves, gussets and so is covered in our basic blocks course/module 2.

Step 1

To draft the pattern, trace a copy of your basic block without darts and matching sleeve. We suggest 12 to 14cm ease on bust circumference.

Shorten back and front to desired length (we suggest 5 to 8cm above hip level). The discarded parts can be turned into a ribbed band or can be eliminated if you prefer a plain style.

On sleeve, draw a fitted cuff – if you use rib knit, make it as your wrist circumference +2cm ease and 12 to 16cm high. Sleeve is shortened by a slightly smaller measurement (10 to 14cm). Trace separate copies of sleeve and cuff.

Step 2

Measure down from shoulder point 9 or 10cm along armhole line on both back and front – this is the point where side panels start, and it matches approximately to armhole notches.

Lines are slightly slanted inwards.

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