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Alexus1325
« on: April 19, 2010 06:40:38 AM »

This shirt didn't turn out quite the way I'd hoped, but the concept was AWESOME Cheesy I've had the navy long sleeve tee for awhile, courtesy of my boyfriend who hates long sleeve tops. The Scooby Doo shirt was a child's size 6 and the red inside the hood and forming the not-visible front pocket are from an industrial truck supply company, both of which were in a pile of free clothes. I went through two Xena episodes just doing that dang hood, which happens to be quite warm. Enough prattle! The shirt:





You can see what I mean about a crappy hood shape Sad Aw well. I don't care what people think about my clothes whilst I WoW. Not like they can see me Tongue

***QUESTION***

Can anyone recommend me a good hood shape? The one on BurdaStyle for Lydia was junk (sorry to the drafter, but I hated it), and the Rufio Hearts Lil Snotty space-helmet hood doesn't look quite right to me. If I gotta buy a Kwik Sew or something, I'll do it so long as the hood is EXCELLENT. Oh, and LARGE. I hate that most of my female-gendered hoodies have a tiny little hood, preventing me from wearing my hair in a bun. Thnx Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010 06:59:13 AM »

i love the hood/top!
but i see what you mean, there was a tutorial on here some time ago for a really large hood....ill have a look in my bookmarks ^.^
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010 07:03:41 AM »

do you think this would help? Smiley
its a really awesome tute!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100217.0
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010 08:37:33 PM »

I think for a good hood that doesn't mold to your face you just need to make sure you're using straight lines for the opening and the top of your head. When I make hooded things I either use a hoodie that i really like for the guideline, or mock up something similar to a medeival pattern I have for a cowl.

Here's a pic of a cowl pattern to show you what I mean Smiley

http://members.cox.net/moirandalls/graphics/hoodbig.jpg

Good luck!
The first one or two are always the weirdest Smiley

Also, if you're not attaching the bottom of the hood to anything, square it up, too and it won't sit as funny. You may want to extend the front out a little more so you can put a tie or clasp or whatever there, though Smiley
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Alexus1325
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010 09:59:25 PM »

AH, I SEE!

I think my problem is I make the top part too scoopy. Thanks both of you, I'll try a more straight-line version next time. Cheesy
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