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The Hideaway Hoodie dress

August 25, 2017

I’m back, in black!  This is a dress I made before summer and suddenly it got too warm to be able to wear it!  I think I made it in May.  I discovered this pattern thanks to Maeve of Dress Fabrics.  I saw hers, fell in love with the pattern, and immediately tracked it down.  It’s an Ottobre pattern from one of their magazines, and the patterns are as mental as everyone says they are!

It was the design that appealed to me most of all, but the name had something to do with it, too: the Hideaway Hoodie.  YES.  We all need one!

This was me the moment after I had finished making it. It was LOVE.

The fabric is a textured ponte roma I bought from Minerva some time ago.  It works well although obviously sweatshirt fabric would be the absolute best choice for this pattern…so I might have to make another one 🙂

The dress got its first outing to an amazing circus-style outdoor acrobatics event show thingy – it was in the park and started at 9:30pm so I knew I would need something cosy.  I love the hood!  I’m basically planning on living in this over winter.  It’s just perfect.  I think I’ll throw all my other clothes away now.

Must remember not to wear a slip under it though – that’s what you can see peeking out of the bottom!  In these pics I’ve got a long sleeved tshirt underneath, thick tights and boots.  Perfect cold weather apparel!


  1. August 25, 2017 1:20 pm

    A most excellent dress – I too could live in that for the winter! What I couldn’t do is get my head round tracing a Burda pattern. Well done for doing that!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      August 25, 2017 1:22 pm

      Yeah – it took a good few hours!! 😂

  2. August 25, 2017 9:29 pm

    I love it Louise. I think we are going to need a lot of these for the autumn 😍😍

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      September 1, 2017 6:20 pm

      Definitely 👍

  3. September 1, 2017 5:45 pm

    Cute! I’ve got my eye on a Lekala pattern that’s very similar to use up some cute owl sweatshirt fabric I’ve had in my stash for the better part of forever. I should just do it already!

  4. September 20, 2017 9:23 am

    LOVE IT! We all need a hideaway hoodie dress some days. Which Ottobre is it?

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      September 25, 2017 2:49 pm

      Sorry! Didn’t see this! It’s Ottobre Woman Spring/Summer 2 2017.

      • September 26, 2017 10:18 am

        thank you! maybe it’s still available 🙂

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