THE PAGE & MINI PAGE ARE HERE!
EDIT: We have updated the Page to include three more sizes. The new size range is 0-30, with two bust cup options. Size charts have been updated below.
Today we are launching our first double release, the Page and Mini Page Hoodie. My hope is that when you come to Chalk and Notch patterns you find patterns for all of your wardrobe needs, everyday patterns along with special occasion patterns too. The Page is a cozy hoodie that definitely fits into the everyday category. Working from home allows me to dress for comfort and this is just what my wardrobe was missing to feel put together during my daily mix of work, exercise, running errands and family events. I’m thrilled to not only bring you a version for you, but also for the minis in your life (you can thank my persistent kids for the mini addition). I hope the Page is a pattern that you can make over and over again, and that the variations and fabrics make it versatile for lots of occasions. Now let’s get into the details!
The Page Hoodie is a cropped, hooded sweatshirt with two hem finish options. The three sleeve options (slim, full, and short) can be used interchangeably between the banded view A and drawstring hem view B. Both views are designed to be cropped, but view B has additional length 1.75″ (4.5 cm) to accommodate a blouse effect at the hem.
The Mini Page Hoodie is very similar to the adult version, but we have replaced the drawstrings with elastic in view B (for safety reasons) and added a view C that finishes at hip length. The Mini Page includes the same three sleeve options (slim, full, and short) that can be used interchangeably with all views.
The pattern is listed as ADVANCED BEGINNER sewing level. The Mini Page comes together very quickly and is very beginner-friendly. The most challenging steps in the women’s version are: sewing buttonholes or inserting grommets for the drawstring channels. These steps aren’t difficult, but they may be a new skill to learn. If you’re new to sewing with knits, basic tips are included in the pattern. There are detailed, step-by-step illustrated instructions to guide you along the way, and if you’d like more help, the Chalk and Notch Patterns Facebook Group is a great place to get support. Many of the testers are members there, so you have great resources if you ever need them.
It is common for body measurements to fall across a few different sizes, and you can use the body measurements in the chart below to determine your size (or sizes). For this pattern, it is recommended to reference the bust or chest measurements. For the women’s pattern, there are two bust cup options: A/B and C/D. Find details on determining your bust cup in the Size Chart section of the pattern.
The Page Hoodie pattern is designed with 8″ (20cm) of ease through the bust/chest, with the bodice length finishing right below your natural waist.
Cropped length is a personal preference. To ensure the length is the perfect crop for your torso, measure from center back to your desired length to determine any necessary adjustments to the bodice length.
Long-sleeve options are intended to finish at mid-palm. Measure from side-neck to mid-palm in order to decide if sleeve length adjustments are necessary.
Women’s Page Size Charts: 0 – 30, 2 bust cups
Mini Page Size Charts: 12m – 12y
Basic custom-fitting adjustments are included in the Page Hoodie pattern, but I have also put together a post with more details here. I hope you find all of the information you need to fit your Page Hoodie! If you need additional help or have questions, please feel free to email me or join the Chalk and Notch Patterns Facebook Group – I’m always happy to hear from you!
FABRIC & NOTIONS
The Page is designed for a medium weight knit (50-75% stretch) with good recovery. French Terry, Fleece, and Jersey are all recommended fabrics. We have a post that includes loads of fabric and notion recommendations here!
Lining and Ribbing Fabric
Jersey knit is recommended for the hood lining if using thick terry or fleece for the main. If the main fabric has less than 50% stretch or 90% recovery, ribbing fabric is recommended for the bands and cuffs.
Women’s Page Fabric Charts
Mini Page Fabric Charts
The testing team for the Page Hoodie pattern was fantastic! I never require styled photos as part of the test, but many sent over photos to share. Seeing a pattern on a variety of people and fabrics can be a valuable tool. We will have a tester roundup on the blog soon and will link here when it’s live as well.
Thanks for checking out the new Page & Mini Page Patterns!