What are you trying to say, that it's rainier there? Yeah, it is, but I was used to it :-) I like it here, but I must say that the town doesn't seem to have as much DIY, indie-crafty spirit as Portland. Maybe it's just because the hipster population isn't as ridiculously overgrown here. Or maybe I just haven't met the right crowd.
So, to sum up: I love Portland, and so far I like SF a lot, but for different reasons.
argh.... i really want to make this but i don't have a hoodie i can pattern it after... where do you guys find your hoodies? (i only have one and it's really wonky with the stitches.... i don't like it much. ) i've tried searching for it online but only heavyweight sweaters come up.
If you don't have a hoodie, you could easily use any long-sleeved shirt to pattern the sleeves after, and for the hood you can use this pattern:
This was just a quick Paint Shop trace job from the photo of the pattern that I used for my hood, so you'll probably have to play around with resizing it to get it to print out the proper size on your printer. When you cut it out you'll probably also want to smooth out the lines where it's a little bit wavy from my poor hand-eye coordination. Hope that helps!
So I want into a local yarn store last week and they had the loveliest cabled cropped sweater that someone had knitted up, but when I inquired about the pattern they told me that it was from the last issue of Rebecca, which they were sold out of. Since then, I've checked a couple of other yarn stores and bookstores to look for the magazine so that I can check out the pattern to see how difficult it looks and how much yarn it'll take, but it seems to be unavailable in my area. I could buy it online, but I'd like to check out the magazine first to see if the pattern is actually there, and if so, whether it'll take a million dollars worth of yarn to make.
If anyone has the spring/summer issue of Rebecca, would you be so kind as to check it for the pattern I described? The girl at the store said that she thought it used a yarn called "Samoa," if that helps. If you could tell me how many skeins of yarn it takes and the difficulty level, I would greatly appreciate it!
And yes, I did check the Rebecca website, and while it had pictures of some of the projects, the only sweater that looked like it might be the one I'm talking about was too far away in the picture to determine if it's the right one.
;DI love it and it looks soooo profesional! Where did you get the sleeve pattern from though?
I made the sleeve pattern from a hoodie I already owned, but really, you could make one from any long-sleeved tee or top that fits you well. Just lay the sleeve flat with the non-seam edge on the fold of your newspaper/pattern paper, trace around it, add half an inch or so for seam allowances, and cut it out. You should end up with a piece that looks like my sleeve pattern. Like I said in the tutorial, make sure that the armhole of your pattern fits the armhole of your t-shirt--you may need to make some slight adjustments if it doesn't.
Have to tell you - when I saw the shirt you used, I laughed to myself 'cuz my two sons had those shirts in cub scouts! As you can tell, the iron-on pawprints did NOT stay on well at all and they were a major pain in the butt! The organization changed the shirts this past year - I'm sure there are still plenty floating around in thrift stores though for anyone wanting to find one! Actually, I'd better go check my sons' closets to see if I happened to save theirs . . . .
Again, great job!!!
Thanks, Bee Crafty. Hah, I think that there are tons of these shirts in thriftstores, just waiting for the proper modifications. This is actually the second one I've had, which I got after my much-larger busted little sister stole my first one and stretched it out. Grrr, she won't be getting her paws on this one. And yeah, I noticed that the pawprints were very poorly attached and there's discoloration where they used to be. I'm considering using acrylic paint plus fabric medium to paint new prints over the ghosts of the old ones, but I haven't decided whether to do it or not.
Goshness! That is WICKED COOL ill have to try that! Don'y know how good itll turn out though, thanks a million and more for the tute ur looks very cute and u look cute in it! do u think i can make a 3 yo one? it would be the same just a different size right?
Are you asking whether you could make one for a three year old kid? I don't see why not. I haven't sewn for kids, but I'd do it exactly the same way except probably not add a drawstring because of the choking hazard.