Maxi sweatshirt hoodie!


At last, it’s cool enough to actually wear this hoodie that I made in the spring! It’s 60 degrees, and I’m off to JoAnn with a fistful of coupons.

This adorable polka dot cotton/poly sweatshirt fabric showed up on FabricMart last March, and I snatched it up. I made the jacket in May, and I’ve resisted the temptation to post it until now.

My inspiration was something I found on Pinterest – apology, I didn’t keep the shop name.


I sewed a couple muslins with pieces of various patterns, and I settled on a combo of the Vogue 9275 jacket and the hood from McCall 7634.

Vogue 9275
line art 1
McCall 7634


Sewing notes:

  • I sewed size Medium in the jacket.
  • The hood from M7634 size 12 fits perfectly.


  • While the Vogue jacket is fairly long, I added 2” to length.
  • I drafted front and back neckline facings so the inside of fabric would not show when I don’t zip it (picky).
  • And I drafted a cute pocket, 9″h x 8″w, as I’m not a fan of kangaroo pockets.
  • My zipper is a #5 plastic jacket zipper from Wawak .

zipper in

  • Also from Wawak, a zipper pull!


  • Not sure of the length I needed, I ordered a 36″ zipper and shortened it to fit. These are my jewelry tools, perfect for removing zipper teeth!

zipper 2

  • At the bottom, I added a 2″ wide band that pretty much echoes the cuff. The width of the band is only slightly less than the width of the hem, to give it the sweatshirt vibe.


So so cute! I loved wearing it today. f1

Bye for now! Coco

13 thoughts on “Maxi sweatshirt hoodie!

  1. I’m always interested in the fabrics you select. They seem comfortable to wear, practical and yet, oh so stylish. As it turns out, I have Vogue 9275 in my stack of patterns and looking forward to getting to it, especially upon seeing this post…that is, perhaps after the Christmas sewing is done, i.e., robes for the granddaughters, bags, a home jacket for hubby and such. All this holly jolly sewing may push me into the New Year before I can get back to sewing me own wardrobe pieces. As always, your posts are full of info and a pleasure for this person to look forward to : )


  2. Coco, this is adorable! It is much colder here (low 50’s) and this would be perfect for the weather. Love the fabric. I have those same tools and had never thought to use them for shortening zippers. Helpful information. I really like the long length hoodie style, I may have to copy this!

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  3. So cute and cozy! You give me such inspiration to combine patterns – I often think “I wish this pattern had such and such” (a yoked back, a hood, gathers, etc.). Maybe I’ll get brave enough to give it a go. I’ve only fairly recently gone back to sewing clothing – back in the day I made clothes for the whole family. I’m kind of out of practice now … Seems like everything I make is a prototype that I’m not entirely happy with. I need some TNT tops and dresses! You are a great inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much, Georgia. I’ve gotten so I view patterns for the elements I like, then I sit and daydream about how to put them together! Hope you get brave πŸ™‚


  4. It’s kismet! I just bought this Vogue pattern about a month ago, thinking I would figure out how to put a hood on it to replace the hoodie that I continue to wear, even though it is embarrassingly worn. You are a genius at pattern hacking, Coco! Now I am off to order this McCall’s pattern so that I can make the hoodie I want, all due to Coco’s ingenuity. Thank you so much, Coco!!!

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    1. Thank you, Becky! I just love that you can make your thinking-about-it project from things I’ve done. I love this hoodie and hope you love yours as well. Hope you’ll share πŸ™‚


  5. Coco.once again you have created a masterpiece! I love this hoodie so much, it is absolutely wonderful! I want one! As always, your creative mind blows me away. You are such a beauty, inside and out!

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