Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class I am going to teach you how to make a hood.
Today you will learn to make two different versions when making a hood, the first is the classic hood.
The classic hood is the 2-piece hood, which is a more romantic hood, which today is usually found when we work fantasy, such as capes and some less commercial coats.
The second version is a 3-piece hood, which is a more sporty hood, where today we can find it in more commercial hoodies and coats.
The biggest difference is its shape, the 2-piece hood has a more pointed finish and the 3-piece hood is more rounded.
The class begins by modifying the bodices, the first thing we will have to do is enlarge the neckline.
We do this because if we do not modify the neckline, the hood will not be comfortable to wear.
Then we will go on to make the 2-piece hood, remember that the neck height is not the measurement of your neck, but the difference between the front and back patterns.
Then we will divide that measurement by 2 and we will raise and lower the points that I have indicated in the class.
To finish we will go on to make the 3-piece hood, remember that the measurements are for guidance and you can modify them as you like.
At the end of the class, as an extra, you will have an explanation of how to sew the two versions of the hoods.
As always, if you have any questions about this class you can send me an email through your user account in the support section.
Submit your exercises
The best way to learn pattern making is by doing it yourself, so for this class, I am going to ask you to send me the patterns of the hood, both versions.
You already know that you can do this exercise in real size or on a half scale.
Remember to be able to send you better feedback, try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations can be seen clearly.