Fling Hoodie Dress

(6 customer reviews)


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FLING is a relaxed and roomy hoodie dress with striking features and streetwear vibes. Its voluminous statement double pleat detail sleeves create a dynamic silhouette. We offer two options for the hood – lined which gives the potential to add a contrast fabric or unlined (with bound seams) to keep that soft snuggly brushed fleece feel against your cheeks.

And of course it has pockets. Deep, discreet side pockets, or if your right hand likes to know what your left hand is doing, opt for a comfy kangaroo pocket instead.

We finished off the edgy vibe with a unique high-low hem, that’s straight at the front and rounded at the back, resulting in an intriguing view from the back and sides. 

Easy to sew and easy to wear, just fling it on over tights or leggings and you’re good to go.


Fabric recommendations

Medium to heavyweight sweatshirt fleece, French terry, ponte, scuba or anything similar, it doesn’t need to have much stretch. Bear in mind if your fabric is too floppy the pleats in the sleeves will not stand out.

Jersey or similar for the hood lining (optional). We used Fleece Back Sweatshirt Stretch Knit (taupe) and Brushed Fleece Back Sweatshirt Stretch Knit (dusty blue) both from from Minerva.


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YOU ARE PURCHASING A PDF FILE  – a fully graded, computer-generated pattern and an easy to follow, full-colour, step-by-step tutorial to help you make a slick and professional garment.


  • Body measurement size chart (metric and imperial)
  • Finished garment measurement chart
  • Garment technical drawings
  • Instructions for alterations
  • ‘Plan your project’ design sheet
  • Printing instructions
  • Fabric usage chart
  • Fabric recommendations
  • Cutting guide

SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Medium

You will need some experience of using sewing patterns and be competent at using your sewing machine and its different functions. Some of the methods we use may not be familiar to you but we hope you enjoy learning some new skills and construction methods.


  • The pattern includes seam allowance.
  • The PDF is layered, so you can choose to print only the size you wish to sew.
  • Be sure to open your PDF using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Can be printed on either A4 or US letter size.
  • A layered A0 file is also included which can be taken or uploaded to a print shop and is also suitable for projectors.
  • A serger/overlocker is good to have but not essential.
  • Check #flinghoodiedress on Instagram for more inspiration.

6 reviews for Fling Hoodie Dress

  1. annablep2002

    Excellent attention to detail as always, and clever construction details. As someone with short arms I especially appreciate the arm length measurement to make sure they’re the correct length. I also love a layered pattern.

  2. dorcp

    Not only is the end result cosy, comfortable and wearable but sewing this up is fun and interesting. It doesn’t come together like a basic sweater pattern and the result is a lovely finish which, combined with the thoughtful style details, makes this a great sew. It’s not beginner, but the detailed instructions mean it’s a nice step up for a novice sewer but also adds a bit of interest for someone with experience. The hem detail and seam binding in particular gives a really professional finish.

  3. jolambert

    Enjoyed making this and am certainly enjoying wearing the result! It was pretty easy to follow – I only struggled with the neck binding a little as my fabric was so thick. Next time I would attach that first before overlocking the rest I think. Love the little humorous touches like naming the sizes after biscuits and little comments throughout the pattern instructions!

  4. S Francesca Annan

    Completely wonderful pattern, instructions so clear and straight forward to follow. The sleeves were fun to make as the instructions provided a giggle – prawns!!
    So easy and comfy to wear.
    Love love this dress

  5. Alissa

    I knew I needed this pattern right away! This was a fun sew, not just a simple sew, lots of interesting details. Nothing was super complicated and the finished product is lovely! I will be making more!

  6. jennymedj

    The details on this Fling Hoodie Dress is spot on.
    The sleeves are awesome, the detail on the hem is magical and how everything comes together when sewn is brilliant!
    I love this and the dress is so comfy.

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