Hanna sweatshirt & dress

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Hanna is a versatile pattern that can be sewn as a t-shirt, sweatshirt or sweatshirt dress. Hanna is easy to sew, easy to fit and super comfortable to wear. Hanna has raglan style sleeves and a relaxed fit.

Three variants are included:

A: Slightly cropped sweatshirt with a wide, close-fitting waistband
B: Regular sweatshirt with a waistband
C: Sweatshirt dress, finished with a hem

Apart from Hanna’s 3 variants you can also choose between neckband or mock turtleneck for the neckline. As well as three different sleeves: short sleeves with a double roll hem; long hemmed sleeves; or bishop sleeves with cuffs.

If you want to be extra creative with Hanna’s design you can try the colour block alternatives marked in the pattern’s front piece, back piece and sleeves.

And finally, for the dress variant you can choose to sew a fabric belt to cinch the waist.

There are no pattern hacks for Hanna on our blog - yet! 

However, don't miss our collection of pictures from the pattern test:

Choose your size based on your body measurements, mainly bust width and hip width. Compare with the finished measurements to get an idea of how Hanna is designed to fit. Hanna has a relaxed fit but will feel different depending on your fabric choice. 

The fabric should have at least 30% stretch (especially for the mock turtleneck and cuffs). If your fabric has less than 30% stretch, consider sizing up. You don’t need to size down just because you have a fabric with a lot of stretch (around 60% and more). However if the fabric has lots of stretch and little or no recovery* (which is common if there’s no lycra in the fabric), then consider sizing down.

* No recovery means that if you stretch out the fabric and then release, it doesn’t go back to its original width.

With the included Sewing Instructions you receive help from start to finish. It’s a solid and detailed description of each step in the making of this garment. It includes clear pictures, explanatory text and tips that will give the garment a professional look.

If you are new to some of the sewing techniques this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. Consider our patterns your sewing school.

The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. Measurements are provided in both the metric and imperial system.

YOU WILL NEED:

Knit fabric with at least 30% stretch, light- to heavy weight, for example: jersey (cotton, viscose, tencel etc), french terry, ponte di roma, ottoman, knit jacquard etc. Use a fabric that’s bi-elastic, meaning it has 4-way stretch. Note that the fabric for the sleeve cuffs, neckband and waistbands doesn’t have to be ribb fabric, you can use any knit fabric as long as it has at least 30% stretch. Prewash all fabrics before cutting, knit fabrics usually shrink with the first wash.

Firm transparent elastic (6-10 mm wide, approx. 1/4-3/8” wide), such as Framilon tape, to gather variant A, see approx. length in chart below. If you want to gather the bishop sleeves with elastic too, instead of gathering stitches, you will need an additional 30-40 cm (12-16”).

A belt buckle, if you want a belt for the dress variant.

Optional for the mock turtleneck: fusible interfacing with at least 40% stretch, for example Vlieseline H609. If the interfacing doesn’t have enough stretch it might be too tight to pull the head through the turtleneck. Iron the interfacing on to the wrong side of the mock turtleneck before sewing it, for more stability. Whether or not you need interfacing depends on your fabric (generally if it’s light weight) and your preferences.

Optional for the belt: fusible interfacing with little or no stretch, for more stability.

 

ALSO USEFUL:

Aqua glue marker, tape measure, fabric scissors, pins/clips, iron and a sewing machine with coordinating thread. Suitable needle for your fabric (a stretch needle is usually recommended for knit fabrics).

The fabric requirements above is an estimation for 150 cm (60”) wide fabrics, not preshrunk. We recommend you to add 20 cm (8”) extra if you’re purchasing new fabric for this project, and account for shrinkage.

*Only for variant A. This is also an estimation, since the stretch may vary between different elastic bands.

This PDF-pattern includes three pattern formats:

  • A4/letter size for home printing, 42 pages. Layered.
  • Projector format, layered
  • A0 size for copy shop printing, 3 sheets. Layered.

The Sewing instructions are also included as a PDF-file, 24 pages.

PDF patterns are delivered instantly upon purchase to your e-mail address.