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Topic: $5 big lots blanket--> new fall hoodie!  (Read 14938 times)
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« on: September 13, 2008 05:08:28 AM »

so i really want to make a fall coat out of a heavy wool or brocade but i decided to start with fleece since i'm *terrified* to cut into nice fabric. fleece fabric by the yard can be kinda expensive, so i brainstormed and remembered i had seen fleece blankets at big lots for pretty cheap. they were only $5!!! woot woot! and fleece is AMAZING because it doesn't need to be hemmed (a lazy crafter's dream). set-in sleeves are still tricky for me, but i'm happy about these. this was also my first foray into buttonholes! they aren't evil, but they are a bit of a hassle because my machine has the whole "ac-b-ac-d" buttonhole function.

oh, also i designed (aka "copied") the hoodie after one from urban. didn't use a pattern, just winged it. i made some modifications as well. i'm slightly obsessed with kimono's so i made kimono-like sleeves instead of a standard long sleeve. i also added epaulets cause i think they're dope. and the best thing about custom made garments is that i finally have a hoodie that fits ALL my hair in it! double woot woot!!! my hair is LARGE and standard hoodies just don't cut it. i'm super happy about this huge hood.

i love the hood! the blanket had decorative stitching around the border so i just used that for my hoodie so it would look more finished:


don't know why this one is blurred:


excuse all the pics. i have a shiny new camera that seems to be attached to my wrist=)

and i almost forgot...here's the ($54) uo hoodie:

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008 06:00:09 AM »

Wow, that's adorable!  Good thinking on using a blanket for the fabric.  What a bargain!! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008 06:04:50 AM »

nice work! that is an awesome hoodie, i love it!

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008 06:09:48 AM »

ADorable! It was a good idea to use the fleece from a blanket. Im going to copy a hoodie from Old Navy to make a hoodie out of skull fleece.

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008 06:28:44 AM »

That's fantabulous-ly cute! I love it.

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008 06:45:54 AM »

That looks great!  I really like the sleeves, and it looks a lot like the Urban Outfitters one.  You did an awesome job!  (p.s. I -love- your hair)
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008 08:28:19 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008 08:37:14 AM »

That looks awesome, I love the hood too!  (and your hair  Grin)
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2008 08:57:08 AM »

You did it again- so cute- I just love everything you post! =) I like how it nips in at the waist.

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2008 09:22:09 AM »

what an awesome & thrifty idea- using a blanket since the edges are already done, how I wish for a serger.... very nice work!
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