Dorothy Jacket Add-On Hood Stitch School Sewing Pattern

Make the Dorothy Jacket even more practical by adding a detachable hood!

Our Dorothy Jacket sewing pattern is the perfect outerwear for spring and autumn. Now you can make Dorothy weather-proof with the Add-On Hood. The great news is that if you’ve already made the jacket, there is no unstitching involved to add the hood. We’ve made it detachable, so you can put it on your Dorothy when you need it and take it off when you don’t.

In the Stitch School Workshop, we’ll show you how to sew a neatly lined hood that connects to the Dorothy Jacket with simple press stud fastenings.

Sew the Dorothy Jacket and Add-On Hood in a cotton twill, cotton drill, twill crepe, gabardine or stretch denim. You could also use a mediumweight waterproof fabric like a waxed canvas to make a classic raincoat. Have fun with the hood lining by using a coordinating or contrasting cotton. It’s a great chance to use up some scraps from your stash!

PLEASE NOTE: The Dorothy Jacket Add-On Hood is not a complete pattern. You will need a copy of the Dorothy Jacket pattern to attach the hood to.

The Dorothy Jacket Add-On Hood sewing pattern is exclusively available as part of the Workshop on Stitch School, our online sewing classroom. Buy the class as a one-off get it as part of a Stitch School Premium Subscription.

Make the Dorothy Jacket Add-On Hood!

What’s in the Class?
In the Stitch School online Workshop we’ll show you every step of the construction of the Dorothy Jacket Add-On Hood and how to attach it to the Dorothy Jacket. You’ll also get access to our tutorials on how to add hardware to your Dorothy Jacket. Find out more about the Workshop here.

Taught by Julie, this Workshop is a quick project that you can use to really nail your outerwear skills. Packed full of tips to ensure that your Dorothy Jacket Hood is impeccably neat, you’ll come away with a new appreciation for pressing and a new lease of life for your Dorothy Jacket.

Sewing Level
The Dorothy Jacket Add-On Hood Workshop is easy enough for Confident Beginners, however, the hood is an Add-On to the Dorothy Jacket, which is an Intermediate sewing pattern.

Fabric Suggestions
The Dorothy Jacket and Add-On Hood are perfect for medium weight fabrics, such as cotton twill, cotton drill, twill crepe, gabardine, stretch denim and heavier linens. Try a waterproof fabric to make a great raincoat! For the Hood lining, you can use the same fabric as the outer hood, or use a cotton fabric in coordinating or contrast colours.

Sizing & Fabric Requirements
The Dorothy Jacket and Add-On Hood are sized between UK sizes 6-30 and is split into two different blocks: sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). See the chart image for details on fabric requirements.

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern files included with the Stitch School Workshop contain:

  • printable hood pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • copyshop permission letter

The Dorothy Jacket Add-On Hood sewing pattern is either 10 A4/US letter pages or 1 A1 copyshop pages (all sizes).

You can purchase a Copyshop Print of this pattern, find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively, you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

Layered PDF pattern
The Dorothy Jacket and Add-On Hood PDF pattern files are layered, meaning you can choose to print only the size(s) you need when printing at home. Find out more here.

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