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Lady Mad
« on: June 14, 2005 04:58:20 AM »

After countless articles and highlights in the British media denouncing young people who wear hoodies as evil, murderous hooligans I decided that I must immediatly get hold of a hoodie, and start my denounceing steretypes deely that I do.

So my Mum gave me an old Bhs (I believe) zip up hooded cardigan that was size 14. First problem: I'm a size 8. So I resized the hoodie, and thus it came to fit.

Then I thought that it looked a bit boring and after spying two dinosour hoodies in this forum, I thought: aha! So, following hoodie is inspired by those two. I thank the creaters muchly.

Here is a bad picture of the entire hoodie:



Close up on the spikes:



And close up on the embroidery on the pocket. Inspired by illustration in an old childrens book of a dinosour clutching an aeroplane. (Yes, it's an aeroplane, not a bird. Hush.) This is my first ever embroidery, after I decided I should work out how to do it. Am ordering the Stitch-It-Kit and I saw an example of this type of stich on Jenny Hart's website. So, I drew the picture and stiched. I don't think it's that bad for a first go, when it was a teach yourself, so hopefully I'll get better when I get the kit.



You can't really see the embroidery very well, so I'll try and get another photo.

Feedback please!
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2005 06:14:25 AM »

they really say all that about hoodies?  wow.  i had no idea there was such a negative stereotype for them.  yours is quite cool.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2005 06:38:13 AM »

Great job!  Now... go cause trouble....
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2005 06:48:28 AM »

girlypirate - yeah, Tony Blair has been using them to illustrate the lack of "respect" that the young people of this country have.

Thanks for the comments  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2005 06:53:32 AM »

that's insane.
but a very rad hoodie, i love it. i've been trying to decide which hoodie to turn dino, but i'm in love with all my hoodies and i'm afraid to ruin one.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2005 12:06:45 PM »

Yup thats what they've said on this side of the pond.Sad isn't it?That no-one can go out in hoodies without getting classed as yobs or hooligans.

Btw great job on the dino hoodie!!

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2005 01:19:42 PM »

Nice dino hoodie, I like how its from BHS - teach the biddys a thing or two Cheesy

I didn't know tony blair was attacking hoodie wearers, but they've been banned form bluewater shopping centre... Actually I think its people attacking chavs, without wanting to directly name a group in society. I wear hoodies (fashion hoodies) but I don't like chavs Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2005 05:14:37 PM »

i'm soooo confused! ive never ever heard anything about hoodies representing anything and what are chavs? i must be soo behind, where i live everyone wears hoodies. everyone. thats sooo insanely dumb.
anyways i love your hoodie! rock on hoodies!
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2005 08:36:09 PM »

oh my, i love that you made a hoodie while thinking of the political aspects of said hoodie. i cant believe that the government is delving into shock politics. its incredible. i love the hoodie. im young. but i am not a hooligan. or hoodie-gan. muwahaha. xoxo di.
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2005 08:46:30 AM »

i'm soooo confused! ive never ever heard anything about hoodies representing anything and what are chavs?

An evolution of townies, **Usually** teenagers from working class backgrounds who wear tracksuit bottoms and sports branded tee shirts (like nike, addidas) and burberry (more often than not - fake) anything, caps, bags, scarfs, anything. Victoria Beckham is a chav (except her stuff is the REAL brands rather than fake Tongue) and I think Wayne Roonie's girlfriend was crowned Queen of the Chavs, heh. Teamed with the appearance is the attitude, swearing, smoking, acting hard, wouldn't be seen dead with a homecounties accent, Vandalism. Hence the connection with hoodies being bad. They just come up with the idea that hoodies = vandalism. So ban one, you solve the other. Damn i love politics...
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