So you wanna be a Hipster?

I was. Twice. Sorta. Can you be a hipster if you’d never drink Starbucks coffee? Humm Anyhow back at it…

I made the Hipster Hooded Dress by Ellie and Mac. Twice. For real. I made two dresses, both hooded, both midi length. I am a creature of habit and know what I like. I like casual, comfy shirt dresses I can wear over leggings.

Dress Number 1.


 Snip Snip Snip. I did a straight 4X size, no adjustments. The largest size it comes is 5X.  The measurements also go off your full bust size which is sorta different. I could  have benefited from a bust adjustment, but in testing I didn’t have the option. If you get the pattern…you do!

I used a fun print from Wal-Mart and at some point in the process I realized the fabric wasn’t printed straight. You get what you pay for sometimes. At least the fabric was soft and I loved the colors. I teamed it up with a small gray stripe. You will see, It works! Don’t be scared of mixing prints!!!20171111_134011-1

Told ya the prints work and its fun and no one else will ever have the same dress as you.



So that was round one, just for fun, I did it again. I needed some more life in my hood. Haha No really my hood is blah. Insert hot pink sweater. It’s cute right? It has also been hanging on my refashion rack for years…literally. Bye Bye sweater, get on my head!


From lifeless Goodwill sweater to awesome hood! I have warm ears now! Dress number two!


I looove this print! So girlie and pretty and soft, and girlie, and you get it.

The great pocket debate happened with this one. They do kinda stick out, but ultimately when given a choice, I will also take pockets. Here is a link to the Hipster Hooded Dress! it is on sale. 🙂

Here are your options-

Midi or knee length

Cowl or hood

Optional pockets

Side vents



Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

3 thoughts on “So you wanna be a Hipster?”

  1. I love these! Super cute fit and the prints are super fun. And I am obsessed with pockets in dresses! So talented. I like navy blue and mustard (hint hint) lol!


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