As we begin the new year, self-evaluation always seems to take hold. We set goals and try our hardest to stay on track! If your goal is to get more active or physically fit, the Gordonia Hoodie is a perfect start! This adorable cropped hoodie is a quick and easy make! The soft duo-tone french terry makes it just as stylish as it is functional. How about making a basic tank using one of Mood Fabrics organic cotton knits or try pairing it with our Lotus Leggings? You’ll have a great start to a new workout wardrobe in no time!
Fabrics & materials used:
- 3 yards of Turquoise and Black Duo-Tone French Terry
- 2 yards of 3/4″ Black Twill Tape
- 1 pk of Nickel Grommets
- MDF107 – The Gordonia Hoodie Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
Here’s how to sew: (For best results, use an overlock stitch to sew and finish seams)
With right sides of fabric together, pin front to back at side seams and stitch.
Next, pin the shoulder seams together and stitch. Turn and press seams.
Pin sleeves together at underarm seam and stitch.
Fold cuffs along the fold line and stitch at the side seam.
With right sides of fabric together, pin cuffs to sleeve opening and stitch in place.
Turn and press.
Pin hood together and stitch along the center back seam. Turn and press.
On the right side of the fabric, place grommets approximately 1 1/4″ away from the hood opening edge. Once grommets are installed, fold over the edge of the hood and stitch creating the drawcord casing.
Now you can attach your hood to the neck opening. Pin hood to the neck opening and make sure it slightly overlaps at center front. Stitch in place.
Cut the cord to the desired length and use a safety pin to guide it through the hood casing.
Finish bottom edge opening with a twin needle stitch 1″ above the raw edge. You can press flat but keep in mind the fabric is supposed to slightly curl because of the raw edge finish. Adds a cute touch! Don’t you agree? Let’s us know your plans for the Gordonia Hoodie!
does this pattern work without the hoodie too? like as a crew neck?
It certainly could! If you check out The Bixa pattern, you may be able to substitute the crew neck collar piece from it and use it on the Gordonia.
Muy bien explicado, sencillísimo y práctico.
Why is sizes 7, 20 – 30 highlighted in the sizing guide?
We unfortunately don’t have dress forms in those sizes.
Hola si ya tengo el código para descargar el patrón ,donde me meto para descargarlo no veo ningún sitio
Hola! Email [email protected] para el patrón. 🙂
I was trying to find a hoodie similar to this. It has the same bust but the hood is more loose fitting so it is more draped style. Would this work if I was to add just little extra for the hood sizing versus the bottom? I am trying to figure out if it is possible or will it not work because of the neckline?
Hi Dawn – For a more draped hood, you’d likely want to made your hood itself taller, if that makes sense. Then, it’ll drape more while wearing and you don’t need to change the neckline at all. Let me know if you need any more help! 🙂
Hello! Do you have any adjustment suggestions for using a contrast fabric for the sleeves or the bodice portion I.e cotton or Ankara type? Thank you!
Hi Serenity! Using a contrast Ankara print for the sleeves would be amazing! You could also try using a novelty fabric like a sequined stretch velour for the sleeves with a solid knit body. That would be great going into Fall.
Is it possible to make this pattern using non stretch fabric for the sleeves? If so would it be better to line the sleeves with the stretch fabric? Thank you!
Hi Rhonda, using a non-stretch fabric for the sleeves should be ok and you don’t necessarily have to line them.
If you want to use a non-stretch fabric for the body as well, I suggest dropping the neckline and maybe making it a lace-up front so it goes over the head with ease.
Love the hooddie
I just made this today, and i loooooove it! Added a bottom part so that it makes a full sweater, with black jersey for the top part, hood and sleeves, and a magenta crushed velvet bottom part. Thank you so much for all the great patterns! <3
Great pattern.. I made it and loved it!! super easy definitely will make it again.
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I love this pattern!! This is my second time making a hoodie. Super cute and easy to do for a weekend project. I add a lining to the hoodie to give a detail, some times make 3/4 sleeve. So many ways to make it unique!! Thank you.
I also think this is a beginner friendly project.
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I had hoped this would be a raglan sleeve, but I certainly love this idea.
What is the seam allowance on this garment? It just says ‘stitch’ together on the instruction and the pattern has no indication of it either?
Hi, Gianna! As noted up top, all seam allowances are a 1/2″. 🙂
I’m almost done with my hoodie. I made some adjustments. Like thumb holes on the cuff. And a zipper at the seam of the cuff and sleeve so I can easily still look at my fitbit without having to pull my thumb out of the cuff. And a zipper in the middle of my bodice. I really like it. And almost done.
Is the cord in the hoodie mandatory to get a good shape? I don’t really like cords in my hoodies and metal grommets feel kinda cold on skin.
Hi, there! The cord isn’t totally required, but the hood will definitely be less structured without it. Alternatively, you could interface the front edge of the hood if you’d like it to have some volume! 🙂
Thanks, I’ll look into that!
Hi! I’m not sure if I missed it. But I don’t see the seam allowances for the Gordonia hoodie?
Hi Samantha, the seam allowance is 1/2″! 🙂
what other recommended fabrics would work for this? I am NOT a fan of french terry feeling…
Hi Jessica! A fleece backed jersey or stretch fleece would work well!
The drawing shows raglan sleeves and the finished garment does not. It that an option (the raglan sleeve) included in the pattern? Thanks.
Hi there! Sometimes our patterns don’t match the flats exactly, as certain elements in the design process can change along way before the pattern is finalized. We are in the process of updating our pattern flats to prevent any confusion! In the meantime, take a look at our Hickory Ensemble. It has raglan sleeves that can be used for the Gordonia Hoodie!