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« on: February 13, 2007 09:39:27 PM »

This started as your average long sleeve shirt into hoodie recon, and went crazy from there!  The end result turned out okay, especially since this was my first sewing project, so I had to share it...sorry if this is too long!

Here is what I started with:

The grey shirt is from old navy, and had a cute red snowflake design on the back that I thought would look great with a red hood, right?  First, I decided the shirt was too short, so I added the bottom of another tshirt to it--problem solved.  Same thing with the sleeves, though that didn't quite go as smoothly.  The grey fabric stretched, and now they look like they bell out a little, in an akward way.  Okay, I can work with that, time for the hood. 

Somehow, the first two hoods I cut ended up too small, and then the third was monstrous!  I put a couple darts along the back seam, no problem.  Then I realized that I couldn't put in the zipper, because the shirt would end up just a bit too snug for me...so I added more red cloth to either side of the openings, then put in the zipper.  By this time I was on the fourth red t-shirt, because of all the hood problems!  Of course, now the hood with its darts was smaller than the opening, and it completely covered the cute red design in the back!  I just ignored that, and stenciled a snowflake on the front! Smiley

Here is the end result:

and with the hood up:

Sorry, the pictures aren't the greatest.  So, what do you think?

« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007 10:10:00 PM »

I like it.  There's a funky kind of layering look you got going on and it's rocking. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007 11:17:03 PM »

I agree with the layered-lookingness of it. I like it...and trust me, I know all about those monster-hoods. Lawd...

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007 06:26:46 PM »

I like it! I did this once and it turned out like crap compared to yours! I ended up with no hood on it but it was so warm I wore the hell out of it. Nice job on yours

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007 07:16:08 PM »

That's awesome.... You think just like I do. It's exactly what I would have done with those two shirts. Except I may have reversed the colors..

Good job!

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007 12:22:23 AM »

Great job! the colours go well together, and i like the red trim..

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2007 08:47:05 AM »

I really like it too. Those layers go good together and are ever popular!

« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2007 09:41:45 PM »

It looks great! for the trouble it gave you? it was worth it. ^^

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