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« on: January 24, 2008 07:51:17 PM »

Yes, it's another hoodie. Inspired by MEZZI'S FABULOUS HOODIE TUTORIAL

So this is what's up. I'm a fiber arts teacher at an elementary school. I teach knitting, crochet, spinning, embroidery, sewing, etc, to 1st through 8th graders. I'm getting ready to teach a Reconstructed Clothing class to my 8th graders and I'm ridiculously excited about it, so I'm coming up with some before/after samples to get their creative juices flowing. If any of your have some ideas that might appeal the that age group (I'm almost 50) I'd love some guidance.

I have no idea if this is even cute but here it is:

before stuff


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(Please don't tell me the "Gotcha+" is some house-brand of Wal-Mart Tongue)
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008 08:03:57 PM »

Very cool! I have no idea what Gotcha is :/ sorry, I'm old too.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008 08:09:23 PM »

That sounds like the coolest. job. ever.  What kind of schooling did you have to have to do that?

Great work on the hoodie!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008 08:22:55 PM »

Lovely hoodie, as for recon clothing, I know that when I was in school, only 8 years ago but alot can change in that time, taking Ties and making skirts was cool, as were tooth brush bracelets.  No idea what is popular now.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008 08:26:05 PM »

Oh good! I just bought 50 old ties on eBay! And I have just got to see what a "toothbrush bracelet" looks like. I'm crackin' up over here Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008 08:29:21 PM »

WOW!!!! I LOVE THAT SWEATSHIRT!!!!!!!! I'm in the 10th grade and i can tell you now that they will love that! i would also suggest making some reconstructed beanies out of old sweaters!
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008 08:57:49 PM »

That's really cute!

Toothbrush bracelet: Get the bristles out of an old toothbrush (the kind that you get at the dentist, uni-color plastic sticks), and soften it a bit in boiling water. Then wrap it loosely around a table leg or something. Once it hardens, voila! Toothbrush bracelet.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2008 09:51:54 PM »

I love the sleeves on it!
Don't know anything about "Gothca", sorry!
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008 06:08:44 AM »

1.  I love it!!! 
2.  What king of measurements did you use for the hood?  I have been trying to come up with one that looks like that...mine always look funky for some reason...
3.  I love it!!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008 07:29:17 AM »

Thanks Ribble-icious,
I just took an old pull-over sweatshirt and used it as a pattern adding about an inch and a half to the back. I lined up the front edges because I used the skirt hem for that side. I would have added fabric there, too, obviously, if I'd needed to hem it.



If you look at the side view picture with the hood up (above) you'll see there is a gusset at the bottom front of the hood. That's because it didn't reach center front as it should have. Next time I'll measure the neck opening first and pivot the bottom of the hood pattern back enough so the hood reaches all the way around to the center front. Love learning from those mistakes!
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