123 Mulberry Street Hoodie Pattern Review

123 Mulberry Street Hoodie Pattern Review

By Amy Mayen

Today I’m reviewing the Hoodie pattern by 123 Mulberry Street. I’ve used several of their patterns before; most recently being the Cargo Shorts pattern I used here and here.

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.

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Pam @Threading My Way

    Such well dressed little dolls, Amy!!! I’d be drawing the line at washing and sorting doll clothes… LOL!!!

  2. Mel

    umm I crack it when i am washing dolls clothes!! I wash for 7 it’s more than enough! Amy your dolls must be the best dressed dolls in the world they are so beautiful!

  3. Camila

    I love them Amy. You put so many details on each one! I enjoy so much watching the pics!!! You are so talented! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with another awesome share! Hope you are having a wonderful week!!!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com

  4. Lisa Nelson

    Oh my gosh, Amy. Haha! Those are amazing!

    Did you just pick up sewing or have you been doing it for a long time? Enquiring minds want to know!

  5. clairejustineoxox

    Great post Amy, these are so sweet :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays …

  6. Amy of while wearing heels

    Oh my goodness. Your posts always put me in a good mood. I love that you staged a photo shoot with your daughter’s dolls and that they didn’t want to cooperate :). Hoochie doll blog. Ha! I also love that you commented on your perfect stitches! Now get back to that doll clothes laundry. It isn’t going to do itself :)

  7. ingrid@nowathomemom

    :-) of course dolls are hard to work with ; they are demanding models ha!ha! :-)
    the comment your daughter passed is hilarious! :-) she made me laugh too!
    I have to admit that it must be fun having doll clothes in your laundry! ;-) (I wish I had a daughter)
    this was a great and funny post Amy! you made me laugh!
    hope you are having a beautiful weekend with your family & dolls too! :-)

  8. gina

    if you don’t make it as a doll clothes maker you might have a great future as a stand up comic because you are hilarious! Adorable outfits and good eye for finding the small floral tank to repurpose. your outfits look like they were bought at the store!! Nice work!!

  9. Rachel

    I love everything about this post. And hold on you aren’t going to believe this- I finished my first doll dress.

  10. Teresa

    My daughter would love if I sewed more for her dolls. These turned out great. And, doll clothes often end up in our laundry too….I think it’s because it’s easier to put the clothes in the laundry basket than put them away when it’s time to clean up!?!

  11. Diana Rambles

    Super cute! I love repurposed. I’ve been doing lots of clothing re-purposing for the doll recently!


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