My First Hangout Hoodie Dress

My First Hangout Hoodie Dress

I love the Hangout Hoodie by Peekaboo Patterns! More importantly, so does this kid. I wanted to use up this fabric with sprinkles on it. It’s been in the stash forever! It’s a super soft 4 way stretch.

Bella decided immediately that this was a nightgown because of the cuddly fabric and print. I’m okay with that because my goal was to sew a Hangout Hoodie for practice before I cut into my Girl Charlee fabrics I ordered.

Apparently, Bella isn’t the only one who thinks this fabric was born to be jammas. Check out this Pajamas tutorial from HandMadeFrenzy– using the exact same fabric! Her photos do much better justice to the fabric. It really is lovely to touch!

As for the Hangout Hoodie pattern, I am still new to sewing with knits. I had a little trouble with the placket. You can see in the photo above that there’s a tiny bit of stretching at the base. That was due to inexperience on my part, and the two fabrics having different thicknesses and stretchiness. I wonder if a walking foot would’ve helped?

I didn’t seam rip the top stitching and redo it because its pretty tight. I was scared I’d rip into my fabric! I bet my tension was too high.

I had to sew a few v- necks before I got them just right, and I’m sure it will be the same for this placket. I really think my next Hangout Hoodie will be spot on. *you can see my next try here; and yeah…I got better!

Sleeves make great napkins for kids who were born in a barn.

This is the face I get when I remind barn-child that sleeves are in fact, not napkins! (She’s trying not to smile.)

You can buy your copy of this pattern here.

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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. Lisa Nelson

    That hoodie is very very cute! Hoodies are so great for the fall – with the cooler weather. Unless, of course you are an African American boy. Then, you have to be careful, cause someone might turn around and shoot you.
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  3. Buttons

    I would totally rock that nightgown, it looks so comfy and cute! And perfect napkin sleeves, since I too, was born in a barn. My Granny always told us we had such bad manners, she wouldn’t even take us to the horse races (I guess that’s a place where it’s okay to be rude?)! I have never done anything with knit, I am so scared of it!
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  4. claire

    Aww great job Amy, lovely pictures :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays…

  5. Amy of while wearing heels

    That little model of yours is cute! Even if she was born in a barn :). Love the hangout hoodie. As usual, you impress.
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  6. Pam @Threading My Way

    Great combination of fabrics, Amy!!! I wouldn’t have noticed the bottom of the placket if you hadn’t pointed it out. I have no doubt you’ll have it sorted by next time.
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  7. Hannah Smith

    haha, sleeves are certainly NOT napkins! especially sleeves that you have sewn yourself! outrageous. looking really good though, I am seeing hoods all over the place at the moment so you are bang on trend :D
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  8. thisblogisnotforyou

    Aww, so cute! I love the colours you picked. The brown goes so well together with the sprinkle fabric. Can’t wait to see the one made from the other fabrics!
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  9. Joe

    You did a real nice job working with these knits. I wouldn’t have ripped out the stitches in the placket either. Sometimes the mistakes we notice in our sewing, nobody else ever does. Another fine top put out by the Design Studio of Amy Mayen ;)
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  10. Rachel

    It turned out great! I think the placket is tricky for everyone so I wouldnt sweat that. I want to make a dress version too, it’s on my list! (These pictures are great)
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  11. Gina

    So cute!! I love all of Bella’s facial expressions… I think she may be a chip off the block :) the dress sure does look comfy!! What did you order from Girl Charlee…or do I have to wait til the next project to see. You are going to be a knit pro soon. Have a great weekend!!

  12. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    What a great post Amy! The button is a perfect match for the fabric, and the fabric is spot on for the hoodie. I love how you used the solid on the placket and the arms. Make more! Bella is becoming quite the model, and you are working that camera like a pro.
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  13. Annie

    The dress looks great! The fabric is cute and I love that the button matches perfectly!
    What a timing, I am just now sewing my very first hangout hoodie too! Mine is going slow, trying to be careful with knit! ;)
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  14. Meg Jewell

    “Barn child” has chocolate m ‘n m eyes like my oldest granddaughter – nice! I like anything with a hood. Lucky girl to have a mom who sews. Yes, I find stretch knits tricky but I sew them anyway, usually holding my breath. Okay, I wipe my face on my sleeve.
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