My biggest problem is, I have four different sizes to make and didn't want to have to make 4different patterns so I decided I would make one pattern and then customize the measurements tor each kid.
And because it was hard as hell taking my own measurements I got out a doll that is almost the same size in inches as I am in feet.
Step 1: Get Everything Together
1.) Blanket big enough to use for project (or material)
6.) Tape Measure
7.) To Scale Doll
8.) Bed Sheet
Step 2: Make a Scale Blanket
Step 3: Make Your Hoodie Out of Paper
The big peice was first and I kinda cut it like a keystone so it would go under the arms and have a flange in the back to attach the hood and sleeves to.
The sleaves I just made a tube the cut down the length about an inch then up abput an inch so i would have a flange in the front as well.
I want this to be as loose as possible so as to give the best manuverability while still being comphy and cozy and warm.
The hood was just a piece I wrapped from one shoulder over the top of the head then back down to the other shoulder then taped the back.
Now button everything up real nice and make sure you like the way it looks.
Step 4: Transfer the Paper Cutouts to One Piece of Paper.
I went through and used a marker on all the cuts in the first pictures so you could see where the cuts were.
In the first Photo I had darkend in the areas that were Scrap but accidently darkened the front flanges, but in the second photo you can see they were undarkened.
It helps to darken any area that is going to be scrap so you know where the scrap is and when you hav extra fabric to play with.
Step 5: Measure Everything
I rounded up to the nearest easy measureement, in this case it was halves and quarters but if you need it to be more presice I guess you could do it with eights.
Mark all the measuremnet out on the paper where they go.
Step 6: Do the Math
Now we have two different mmeasurment to convert. Hieght and width.
The hieght was 70/11=6.36
And the width was 90/16=5.87
so now go through and every measurment that is width wise multiply it by 5.87, and everything going hieght wise multiply by 6.36
In mine I had heights of
which comes out to 69.96
When I actually put these measurments down on fabric I will round the measurements to the closest quarter inch.
Hindsight being 20/20 I probly should have started out with a scale blanket that was exactly proportionate to the actual blanket so when I converted I would have only one number to convert to uinstead of two, but as I said iwant this to be a little loose so I wanst too worried about getting it exaclty as I would for say an actual shirt or something.
Step 7: Transfer the Pattern to a Sheet
Its best to find a nice big place to lay it out but if not just make do like I did and battle through it.
Step 8: Cut Out Your New Full Size Pattern
Step 9: Find a Midget
Step 10: There You Have It
Right now I dont have the blankets I will actually cut so I will have to waite for that part but once I get the fabric I will upload som photos of the finished hoodies.
Well I hope this helps someone. Mom taught me how to sew when I was a kid but never taught me how to make a patternt so I had to improvise. Its probably way different than the way your supposed to do it but this worked for me.