123 Mulberry Street Hoodie Pattern Review
By Amy Mayen
Bella and Samantha are modeling today. I took these photos while my daughter was in school. I thought she might like seeing what the girls are up to when she’s not home. She seemed genuinely delighted when she told me,” It must be nice playing with dolls all day. I want your job when I grow up! How long will I have to go to college?” I laughed so hard I almost peed.
I’ve made a bunch of 123 Mulberry Street hoodies lately. They’re pretty quick to sew. The pattern features a hoodie, tunic, and dress version. Bella is modeling a hoodless dress version repurposed from a thrifted tank top. It’s hard to find prints that small scale!
Because I used the existing snaps for Bella’s hoodie, I didn’t need to use Velcro in the back. It finished with a slightly looser fit. I’m not sure why I left the tags on. Der.
Samantha’s hoodie tunic uses scraps from the tank to form the pockets and hood. I paired it with a quick pair of LJC leggings. They needed to be orange or cream, but I didn’t have any in the stash.
Samantha was pretty nasty about it, almost refusing to be photographed. I told her she cannot wear that short tunic without leggings. She can go to one of those hoochie doll sites if thats how she wants to dress. Dolls are such demanding models!
A doll hoodie with a Velcro back needs a slit in the hood. This is in order to slip the doll’s head through the opening. (I’m telling you because if you didn’t know, the photo below looks really weird!) My only modification I’d recommend for this pattern is to line the hood for a cleaner finish. You can’t tell by this photo, but my stitch work is great. Without lining though, it looks homemade.
Also, I didn’t think the instructions were very clear for attaching the hood. If you’re a certified hoodie jedi master you’ll be fine, just don’t count on detailed instructions or a super clear photo to help you out. I managed, and I’m no pro.
Overall, I really love this pattern. I’m pretty sure my life wouldn’t be complete without it. You can get a ton of different looks, and it’s a perfect wardrobe builder. I’m not sure why dolls need a wardrobe though.
Here’s another random thought. It makes me feel ridiculous when I’m folding laundry; sorting it into piles. My clothes, my daughters clothes, my husbands clothes, and doll clothes. Why are doll clothes in my laundry anyways? I don’t get it.This is not okay.
No dolls were harmed during the production of this blog post.