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The Marty Hoodie pattern comes with a fun kanga panel pocket. But when I drafted it, I made the pattern piece for the kanga panel pocket to just fit the tunic version not the hoodie dress. Since release we’ve had quite a few people asking how to add a kanga pocket panel option to the dress length.
So today I’m going to show you how to alter the kanga pocket panel pattern piece so you can make your Marty Hoodie dress with a kanga panel pocket.
How to adjust the pieces for your Marty Hoodie Dress Kanga Pocket. . .
Begin with your front piece and your kanga pocket panel piece.
Step 1: Measure the difference between the tunic and dress lengths.
Step 2: Add the length you calculated in step 1 to the bottom of the kanga pocket panel piece and draw your new pattern piece.
Step 3: Your new kanga pocket panel pattern piece is now complete. Remember to use the Marty Hoodie Kanga Top Front Panel Tunic piece (unaltered) instead of the Marty Hoodie Front Piece.
From here on it’s simply a matter of following the pattern instructions for making a tunic with kanga pocket panel option. Don’t forget to lay your front and back panels beside each other after you’ve attached the kanga pocket to ensure they’re the same length before going on.
These terrific versions of the Marty Hoodie were sewn by Danielle from Number 92.
If you sew a Marty Hoodie Dress with a kanga pocket I’d love to see! Come show me in the One Thimble Sewing Enthusiasts group on Facebook or tag me on Instagram or comment below. I love to see what you create!