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« on: April 03, 2007 07:30:31 PM »

I had an old crappy hoodie lying around. I also had a long Tuesday afternoon with nothing to do. Hence: The dinosaur hoodie. I know it's been done before, but I just couldn't resist.
Here's what I started with. I will apologize for the smudgy mirror, but not for the awesome expression on my face.
http://usera.imagecave.com/grrimscary/craftster/before.jpg
It was kind of baggy, not very flattering, etc. First I carefully removed the "Atlantis" applique that was already on there. Then I got to work. I resized the whole thing, then added my own personal touch Here's the finished product:
http://usera.imagecave.com/grrimscary/craftster/wholethang.jpg
And here's a closeup of the cute little dinosaur on the front. I call him Harold.
http://usera.imagecave.com/grrimscary/craftster/closeup.jpg
Here's a side view, so you can better see how I refitted it.
http://usera.imagecave.com/grrimscary/craftster/sideview.jpg
Ohhh, but that's not all. I give you... SPIKES
http://usera.imagecave.com/grrimscary/craftster/sidespikes.jpg
And while we're on the subject, those of you who put spikes on your hoodies before me, why did none of you mention how EXCRUCIATINGLY DIFFICULT it is??? Is there some sort of secret technique I don't know about? Because that @#$% took me like an hour and a half.
Anyway, here's a better view of the spikes while it's lying on my bed.
http://usera.imagecave.com/grrimscary/craftster/spikes.jpg
Hope you all like it!
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007 01:02:42 PM »

AH! That's so adorable!

Unfortunately, I have zero crafting skillz*~ so I can't relate to your spiky woes.
Amazing job, anyway.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2007 01:06:24 PM »

Adorable.

I want a spiky dino hoodie..

I might have to make one. How did you put on the spikes?
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007 03:32:46 PM »

For each spike, I made two triangles and sewed them together, then turned it inside out so the seams wouldn't show. Then I somehow had to sew the open side of each triangle to the hood of the sweatshirt, which was difficult because I could neither really get a grip on what I was sewing, nor get the needle in a proper position. I later realized that it probably would have been easier to just sew the separate triangles onto the hood and then sew them together. The seams would have been showing, but I would still be sane.  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2007 11:10:37 PM »

For each spike, I made two triangles and sewed them together, then turned it inside out so the seams wouldn't show. Then I somehow had to sew the open side of each triangle to the hood of the sweatshirt, which was difficult because I could neither really get a grip on what I was sewing, nor get the needle in a proper position. I later realized that it probably would have been easier to just sew the separate triangles onto the hood and then sew them together. The seams would have been showing, but I would still be sane.  Undecided

Oh I understand.. Well, It looks great! So I bet it was worth the time!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007 02:30:31 PM »

When I made my dinosaur hoodie I made the spikes in the same way but then I opened up the seam down the middle of the hood, pinned the stuffed spikes to it, and then sewed it all together. I lined it too, but that's kind of optional I guess.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2007 07:03:59 AM »

i am making one of these... and cat ears... and maybe even floppy rabbit/dog ears?... whaddya think?
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2007 04:19:42 PM »

I adore all of these animal hoodies with spikes and ears!  They are so gorgeous.  I am dying to make one but am working up the nerve to start as they seem quite daunting.  Plus I like to pretend I'm quirky and different but I'm secretly angsting that I won't have the guts to wear it when it's finished.

I love the extra little pic at the front of yours.  It's a cute touch!
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2007 09:03:00 PM »

You did a great job!! I made a dino hoodie but it didn't come out as good as this.  How long did it take you to make your hoodie?
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2007 02:08:08 AM »

For each spike, I made two triangles and sewed them together, then turned it inside out so the seams wouldn't show. Then I somehow had to sew the open side of each triangle to the hood of the sweatshirt, which was difficult because I could neither really get a grip on what I was sewing, nor get the needle in a proper position. I later realized that it probably would have been easier to just sew the separate triangles onto the hood and then sew them together. The seams would have been showing, but I would still be sane.  Undecided

I put ears on a hoodie I have, and I had no problem, because I handsewed it. MUCH easier because you position the needle.
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