I frakkin' LOVE LOVE LOVE this hoodie!
It started as a boxy, plain Gap hoodie made out of lightweight knit fabric. I used to wear it all the time about 3 years ago, then it got kinda worn out and dull and had small holes in the elbows. No before pics, I suck at remembering to take them.
Anyway, I stenciled on some branches (with better placement than my cherry blossom hoodie) and then hand sewed about 75 or so leaves on. The leaves were cut from 2 different colors of green t-shirt scraps that were too small to really do anything with, but that I couldn't justify tossing out.
On to the After!
There's one branch coming down from the shoulder and one wrapping around from the back at waist level.
The branch wraps around and goes over the side seam and pocket opening (a tiny bit messy there but who's going to be looking under my arm, right?).
This branch starts where the other pocket opening is. The one lone little leaf that you can see on the bottom hem was added because I snipped a little of the hoodie while I was trimming a thread.
These were just to patch the tiny holes that were there. I think they really add to it.
And a blurry closeup shot to show my crappy hand sewing skills:
This may be my favorite thing to wear this spring! What do you think?
Thanks for looking.
PS:Sorry for the crappy camera phone pics, my digital camera passed away recently.