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« on: October 07, 2005 11:30:29 PM »

Wheeee, it's my first post!
I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for something I could make out of my mom's old Archie Club sweatshirt from the 80s. Here's a pic.
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2005 07:42:44 PM »

Oh, how I LOVE Archie!

Make it into a hoodie. Cut it up the middle, and sew in a zipper; then you can use other fabric (or another sweatshirt) to make a hood, and maybe cuffs and a hem-ish thing along the bottom, like trim, sort of (but not necessarily thin).

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2005 09:04:25 PM »

a hoodie is a good Idea!! I should try that with something... but for your archie sweatshirt(I love him!!) you can make a really cool pillow. Im gonna do it with an old pj shirt that just cant be worn anymore.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2005 04:20:39 PM »

oh wow!  you should...give that to me!!!

ok, seriously...I wouldn't do a hoodie, because then you'd have to cut archie's lovely face up the middle.  the pillow is a good idea.  if you actually want to wear it, just make it a little more hip.  you know, take it in on the sides so it's more form fitting, maybe cut off the collar or shorten the sleeves to 3/4.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2005 04:35:26 PM »

haha, that's so rad!

I really wouldn't do a zip-up hoodie because, as tamagotchi said, you'd be ruining Archie's sexy mug.  Wink

But here's what I WOULD do:  Cut that nasty ribbing off the bottom (I hate that stuff! So unflattering!), and definitely take in the sides.  Then I'd hack the neckline into a boatneck, and cut off the sleeves to 3/4 length, just a few inches below the elbow.

If you're super ambitious, or relatively confident of your sewing skills, I would take the whole thing apart at the seams (along the sides, shoulder seams and the arm seam -- but don't cut the sleeves in half, just open them up).  That way you can take in the arms so they're not so baggy, and reposition the shoulder seams a bit so they're not all wonky.  Take a tee shirt that you really love the fit of, and use it as a template.  Just remember to leave seam allowances!!!

A huge bennie of that sweatshirt material is that it doesn't fray badly at all, so you wouldn't have to really worry about reinforcing the seams (although a short zigzag stitch would really help with strength).  And you could leave the neck/bottom/sleeve edges raw, so they would just curl a bit.

Whatever you do, make sure you take pictures to show us the finished product!
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2005 05:11:42 AM »

Orrr.... do a zip-up BBBUUUTTT have Archie's face on the back!
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2005 07:26:02 PM »

Orrr.... do a zip-up BBBUUUTTT have Archie's face on the back!

simple, yet so awesome!  I LOVE IT.
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2005 07:34:50 PM »

I would combine a couple of the ideas above.  I would definately take it in, make it a snugger fit. I would also do a zip, but I would set it off to the side, so you don't cut into Archies Face Smiley  It would cut a bit into the lettering, but I'd just repaint the zipper to match.  I might cut the sleeves to make them short, too.  Here's a crappy drawing of my idea Smiley

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