so im stuck in the house all day because some tropical storm is headed this way. so whats a girl to do with all this free time on her hands! sew of course! i took this awesome godzilla shirt i found at a comic shop and turned it into a hoodie. i got the idea of the spikes from http://crunchymuffins.livejournal.com/3535.html
i think its a tad bit small:( but hopefully itll hold up when i wear it. i was thinking of adding some pockets to the front. yes? no? any suggestions? it seems like something's missing...
alrighty, i had a request for a tute so i thought i'd throw one together. it's very...thorough, but if you already know how to make a hoody you can skip most of this tutorial until you get to the hood-making part. alright here goes...
so this is what i started out with:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2483.jpg
one shirt (XL, i didnt have to trim it down that much and im a size S) tape measure(optional if you like to eyeball things) hood lining, cuffs, and spike material was all done with the same color about 1 yard should do it. and one yard of whatever you want your sleeves to be.
first, i turned the shirt inside out and trimmed it down a little, but i really didnt need to trim much!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2524.jpg
then i took the sleeve material and made some sleeves. i used the sleeve of an old t-shirt to guide me with it, then just eyeballed the length i wanted it to be. they should look like this:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2487.jpg
then i took the cuff/hood liining material to make cuffs. these are the same length as the narrow part of the sleeve and about 2 inches wide.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2488.jpg
so then you fold your cuffs in half and just sew them right onto the end of the sleeve and sew up the sides of the sleeve like so:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2490.jpg
now this is the part that takes some patience. attaching the sleeves. make sure the shirt is inside out and tuck the sleeve through one of the arm holes. the sleeve does NOT need to be inside out. it should look like so:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2491.jpg
pin the sleeve all the way around the arm hole, if it makes you more comfortable. i didnt use pins, but then again...im crazy. now sew it on. take your time because it can get a little frustrating. if there is any extra room in the arm hole, just sew it up like you did when you resized the shirt earlier. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2492.jpg
now do the other sleeve.
turn your shirt right side out and it should look like this:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2494.jpg
ok, now cut your shirt right down the center of the front. i wanted my image on the back, so i just flipped the shirt over and used the backside as the front. i also cut off part of the collar in the front for the neckline. now measure the neckline and that will be the length of the base of your hood.
now get out your hood fabric, and hood lining fabric. i used black and the same suede material from the cuffs. put the fabrics on top over one another so the shapes turn out the same size. cut your neckline measurement in half and use that as the length for the bottom of your hood. my neckline was 24 inches, so each piece was 12-13 inches long. make the rest of the hood whatever size you prefer. i like mine big:) you should get something like this:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2497.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2496.jpg
now place one of the lining pieces ontop of the hood pieces and sew them together so it looks like one pices with a different color on each side like this:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2498.jpg
now lay those aside while we make the spikes.
you can make as many spikes as you want and whatever size you want. you'll want to draw them quite a bit bigger than they will look on your hood, because of seam allowance and stuffing. this is the general shape they should be. the big ones are about 4 inches high and the little ones are about 2.5 inches high.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2505.jpg
once again, fold the fabric over so the pieces come out the same size and shape when you cut themhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2507.jpg
cut them all out and sew the angled sides together, leaving the bottom open for stuffing.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2511.jpg
stuff it as much as you can so that they dont flop to the side when you're wearing the hood up.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2515.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2516.jpg
ok, now go back to your two pieces of hood and position the spike how you want them.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2499.jpg
sew them on, with the the spike positioned between the two hood pieces.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2518.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2517.jpg
now just attach the hood to the neckline and add the zipper and you're good to go!
i used a 22 inch sport zipper, it comes with instructions on how to attach it if you havent done zippers before. but they're pretty simple.
i hope this tutorial was helpful to someone and thanks for looking!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_2523-1.jpg
if any part of this is unclear or if there are any questions ill be happy to answer.