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« on: January 02, 2010 07:55:54 AM »

Aaalright, so here's the story:
I have two pull-over hoodies that I'm trying to make into one. I have a great plan for a side opening, and if I ever get it done, it's probably going to be my favorite sweate EVER.
But I seem to have run into a problem. ):

I want my hoodie/sweater/jacket/whatever to be cute, and not make me look like a heffer, like most hoodies do, because I always seem to buy men's hoodies and they all have a puff at the waistband, which makes pretty much everyone look fat. Y'know what I'm taking about?

Okay, here's a picture of what I'm talking about:



So here's my question: Is there a way to get rid of this? How do you think I can?
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010 08:04:48 AM »

Easy. Just put in a regular hem instead of the ribbed band that most sweatshirts have. If you want a contrasting band at the bottom, just sew on a band instead of gathering it. I did a straight hem on the giraffe hoodie, and a straight band on the fleece hoodie, both seen here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331958.msg3833635#msg3833635 And I did a contrasting band without gathering on this top: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324618.msg3747999#msg3747999
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010 08:18:12 AM »

Hmm. So, I would likely just have to take off the bottom band of the hoodie and replace it with a longer one that wouldn't cause me to have to gather the fabric, right?
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010 08:31:24 AM »

You got it!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010 08:34:43 AM »

Sounds good!
Thank you so much! (:
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010 10:34:32 AM »

Great idea! I also try to find ones that have princess seams that follow the waistline more...and fabrics with a bit of stretch...cute hoodies, feastyoureyes! uhm, may I ask where you got the Purdue fabric for the scarf on that post?  I am a Purdue grad living in PA and would love to get hold of something with Purdue on it!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2010 04:31:23 PM »

My husband's cousin cuts the elastic band of the bottom of all her sweatshirts. It'll just roll up a little bit.
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