Part One: Create a physical copy of the pattern
Part Two: Transfer the pattern to the fabric
The one size should accommodate most people.
1. The pattern is placed on a 1-inch grid. To see the grid properly you will need to view
the image in its original size. To do so, click on the I in the top left corner of the image.
Note: My other instructables have patterns that you can print out and tape together but
I figured this pattern is a little too big for that. But if you would like a copy of the
printable version send me a message and I'll post it.
2. Transfer the pattern to a length of pattern paper or light poster board. The easiest
way would be to use red dot pattern paper, as it already has a once inch grid
printed on it. You could also use a transparent pattern paper or light weight interfacing
laid atop a cutting mat with a one-inch grid.
1. Lay each pattern piece down on the fabric.
2. Align the center front and center back edges along the bias. Make sure as you mark
the fabric that you are taking into account how the pieces will fit together and how
obvious diagonals and other features of the fabric fit together. My fabric contained
streaks of dark colored wool that choose to have radiate down and outward from the
center lines. Let aesthetics be your motivating factor in how you orient the hood pieces.
3. Trace the outline of the pattern pieces onto the fabric with chalk.
Part Three: Cut out the pattern
1. Cut a one inch seam allowance around your chalk line.
2. The chalk line will quickly fade with loose weave fabric so it may be in your best
interest to thread trace the lines as I have, immediately after cutting the fabric.
Use a light basting thread, that easily breaks when you pull it apart, and stitch about
four stitches-per-inch along the chalk line. This is much quicker then it might seem,
especially if you use a long needle that allows you to insert 3-4 stitches in one go.