Adapting the Stella Hoodie for Men

I mentioned back in May how I'd made my hubby a Stella hoodie using the Tilly and the Buttons pattern and since then a few people have asked what I did, so here goes.

Stella is a great pattern for anyone to wear, however to make it a more masculine fit it needs a few adjustments. The first one is to lengthen the bodice and arms. I actually didn't lengthen the bodice by much as I'd already added 3 inches to the bottom for myself so I only added another 1 inch for the hubby, who is 6'2". For the arms I added 2 inches to the length although I'll be adding another next time as it could still do with a little more but then Mr Bobbins has long arms!

Tilly and the Buttons Stella Hoodie Mens

The last thing I did was remove the waist shaping. I did this by placing the pattern on some paper and drawing a straight line from the armscye to where it straightens back out at the hip. Then I just sewed it together as per the instructions!

Tilly and the Buttons Stella Hoodie Mens Tilly and the Buttons Stella Hoodie Mens

For more on the Stella and to see the finished men's version, see the earlier blog post.