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Zaemunda
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« on: April 20, 2007 06:59:46 PM »

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!

Front:

There's one branch coming down from the shoulder and one wrapping around from the back at waist level.

Side:

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?).

Back:

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. Sad

Sleeves:


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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.
Smiley

PS:Sorry for the crappy camera phone pics, my digital camera passed away recently.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007 07:11:17 PM »

Cute!  I love the sewn leaves.  Great job
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007 09:26:17 PM »

This is really pretty!
Very nice job  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007 12:11:32 AM »

That's really cool! I would totally wear that!
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otherwisedepressed
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2007 09:41:43 AM »

that is adorable
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Arithmetic
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2007 07:24:38 PM »

I have that same gap hoodie you started with only mine is blue. I love what you have done to yours.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2007 07:43:40 AM »

well those leaves really make all the difference in the world. It's now become a one of a kind hoodie! Great work
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yvonnevantpadje
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2007 08:05:25 AM »

Wow that is amazing! Very pretty.
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melliferous
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2007 05:57:17 PM »

That is really cute! How long did it take to put on all the leaves?

I'd really like to see a photo of this on somebody.
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Mosquito
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2007 05:59:52 PM »

I love that sooo much! It's gorgeous!  Shocked
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