The Assembly Line

The Assembly Line Hoodie Dress

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Buy the Hoodie Dress sewing pattern from The Assembly Line. This casual dress is so comfortable yet stylish. It slips over the head and features a sporty hood, large front pockets, and elastic at the sleeve cuffs and hem. If you would prefer to make it without the hood, a pattern piece for a neck facing is also included.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Medium weight fabrics, such as denim, linen, cotton twill and lightweight canvas.

Fabric requirements:

140-150 cm wide fabric: XS 2.2 m / S 2.3 m / M 2.5 m / L 2.7 m / XL 3.2 m / 2XL 3.2 m / 3XL 3.4 m.

Sizing: XS – L or XL – 3XL (approx. UK 8 – 18 or UK 18/20 – 28/30, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Fusible interfacing; 50 mm wide elastic, XS 1.5 m / S 1.6 m / M 1.7 m / L 1.8 m / XL 1.9 m / 2XL 2.0 m / 3XL 2.2 m.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
New Favourite! - Hoodie Dress

I originally planned this to be a toile using some fabric that I have had on my shelf for some time but as I got into making it and playing with the small details it elevated to a new favourite dress.

The instructions are clear and easy to follow, I was a little unsure about the method that is used for adding the elastic to the cuffs and hem band but I went with it and found that it worked well.

I added lining to the hood which isn't in the instructions but is easy to do and I divided the central band of the hood to add stripes in a fabric that matched my topstitching.  If you would like to see photos of the finer details then check out my Instagram @jennylovestosew

I am so pleased with how this turned out, it will be perfect for camping, walking and day to day wear.

A Great Everyday Dress!

The Hoodie Dress is a great everyday dress - whether you're pottering around the house, for going for a walk or catching up with friends for a coffee. It has large pockets, and a snug hood and we love it!

We have gone more in to it and things that we would change on the blog.

TAL HOODIE DRESS - Hack your heart out ;)


,I wanted an ‘easy to get into’ raincoat : coverup that I could put on late at night or during the rain when I needed to talk the dog our for a wee!
,The TAL hoodie dress fit the bill when made up in Merchant and Mills dry oil skin.  merchant and Mills dry oil skin is easy to sew (a bit like a drill) and while it gets wet, the water doesn’t come through.   Perfect.

PATTERN HACKS (quite a few)

,see @supalunasews for more deets
,lengthened, maybe 20 cm
,custom 3 pleat sleeve
,changed to princess seams
,pocket style changed
,hood altered to sit lower under my chin
,Had to take some back length out (standard adjustment for me)

What I loved:

- the pattern is easy to hack and goes together well

- instructions and visuals are clear

- clean design lines.

- the design was perfect for me to hack into a raincoat dress by simply changing the fabric to dry oil skin (that was surprisingly easy to sew)


What I didn’t like quite so much:

- the method for applying the elastic cuffs and hem seemed pretty awkward and wasn’t much fun.  I gave up on that method and made a casing, stretched out the elastic when sewing and joined using a French style seam.

this was incredibly fun to make.

Claire Cooper
Hoodie Hibernation Dress

I love this pattern sooooooo much I made 2 in quick succession and I have plans to make a third without the hood for the summer. I was a little bit worried that the size would be too small across my shoulders but it was perfect. This has to be the comfiest dress I have ever made, it's almost like wearing secret PJ's.
My first version was made in mid-weight denim and the fabric holds the shape really well. My second version was a navy baby cord. much softer and very easy to snuggle up in.
The pattern comes in single sizes. I chose the small which is why I was a little nervous about the fit in most patterns I would opt for the medium but the small was perfect. The pattern comes printed on thick paper and with a separate instruction booklet which makes the construction super easy. On the whole, this is a very easy make and suitable for a beginner. The only part that is tricky is the elasticated cuffs at the wrist, and that's because they are quite narrow. I
I made a couple of minor changes. Firstly I didn't use the cuff or hem band as I didn't like the effect. At the wrist, I sewed a simple band and gathered the sleeve to fit. The second change was to add an elastic cord at the hem. As I hadn't added the hem band I used a couple of eyelets, turned a 1cm hem to make a casing and threaded the cord through. Same effect as the original design but without the wide elastic.
more details on my blog: