Oversized hoodie with patch pockets


Fall is coming and we felt we were in need of a new piece :)

It is a slightly oversized bomber, but you can use the same pattern also to sew a sweatshirt, just by changing the fabric.

It could even become a raincoat, or a sporty dress if you extend the hem!

We loved the details of hoodie and oversized patch pockets.

Grab any medium weight woven, or knit, and give it a go!

To draft the pattern, start from a basic block without darts and loose fit.

Step 1

Trace a copy of back and front and alter them as follows:

  • raise shoulder tips by 1cm, then extend shoulder lines by 6cm outwards and drap the new shoulder tip by 1cm on back and 2cm on front to have slightly curved shoulder lines
  • widen the neckline by 1cm on center back, 1,5cm on shoulders and center front
  • widen at side seam all the way 3cm
  • drop armhole by 6cm and redraw it.
Step 2

Trace a copy of the new shapes of back and front.

Draw the slash lines for back yoke and front cuts – keep the horizontal cut a couple of cm below armpit point, and extend the line past center front.

Add 1,5cm to center front for overlap/button stand.

Draw the pocket line and flap shape on front.

Step 3

Align front and back at high point shoulder keeping lines of center parallel.

This is the starting point to draft the hoodie.

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