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« on: October 21, 2005 04:16:14 PM »

i don't think i've seen this before, but it was SUPER simple. i got the idea from a similar urban outfitters  thing

plain sweatshirt:


to jackety-thing:

closeup:

i am wearing a pin to keep it closed but i will probably get some nice buttons. . .
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005 04:18:21 PM »

thats awesome! it looks so much better as a jacket!
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005 04:20:45 PM »

that is sooo cool. tut? i love the color!

much love
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2005 10:39:39 AM »

I would also like a tut- I have never seen anything like that before!
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2005 10:41:11 AM »

I'd love to see a tut too. That's a great idea and it looks awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2005 10:45:50 AM »

WOW.  Shocked I love it. I need it. I would of never thought of that. You are a sewing genius. Tutorial?
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2005 11:08:44 AM »

i havent seen that before either.
i love it.
it looks really simple too.
tut perhaps?
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2005 12:28:56 PM »

oh my i looooooove that!!

tutetutetute!
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2005 01:25:06 PM »

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TUTE TUTE TUTE! TUTE!


please?  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2005 01:59:20 PM »

please miss, a tutorial!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2005 02:11:10 PM »

I, too, would not be opposed to a tutorial.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2005 05:15:08 PM »

wow it is so cool to get feedback! thanks!
if you understood how easy this was you'd laugh, but making a tutorial is HARD so bear with me

1. cut front of non-hoodie sweatshirt in half and cut off collar

2. fold down and iron (unless you are lazy like me)

FLIP

3. turn inside out and get friend to pinch the back while you hold it closed to make the back darts (at least i think that's what they are called) and sew

4. (this part is kinda complicated and can be skipped if you sew the darts all the way up to the shoulder) cut across back and UP around arms from armpit to shoulder
5. pin from center lining the shoulderblade strip up with the newly-narrower waist part and sew
6. sew around armhole
7. cut excess dart fabric out of back and sew together in the middle (cuz its not really big enough otherwise) then cut to pleasing collar-shape (unlike my ugly drawing Roll Eyes)
8. center and attach to old collar/neck part
9. wrap yourself up and pin with funky pin or use buttons if you are that talented Grin

ok, i hope that was coherent
happy crafting!
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2005 10:27:01 PM »

i figured it was easy and we were asking for the obvious.
haha.
i just made mine. =)
i resized my sleeves and made it three quarter.
im surprised it even fits i had this thing foreverrrr.
its a 10 in girls and when i got it it was HUGE on me.
ill try and take pictures sometime...my cameras been wonky lately.
but thanks for the tutorial.
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2005 10:36:42 PM »

Ooohh. I really like that! It looks a hundred tons better than it did before. And I really like the pin holding it together. Very hip. I'd keep it just like that.  Grin

Hmm.. I never thought it was such a good thing that thrift stores seem to always have a million sweatshirts. Yay for you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2005 10:42:11 PM »

this rocks!!!  and i can't wait to do this!

i'm a little confused by step 4...can you post a pic of the jacket's back?
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2005 06:02:19 AM »

aaahh this is way confusing Huh
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2005 03:52:13 PM »

I really like the sweaty shirt convert that you did.  I have too agree...the pin closure looks just like it came from Urban Outfitters.  I am gonna have to attempt this one!! 
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2006 10:11:58 AM »

A big "me too!" on how good this looks, but also a big "me too!" on not understanding step four. Also a big "me too!" on requesting a picture of the finished back of the blazer, because that's the part I'm having trouble picturing.

I want to make a billion of these for work! Yeah!
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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2006 04:47:07 PM »

It's so cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Great job!
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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2006 05:51:55 PM »

this project is one of the many that i have yet to get around to doing...

the Gap is selling blazers and peacoats made out of a sweatshirt material...
http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=5742&pid=422026
http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=6951&pid=422064
...and i feel re-inspired to make myself a jacket!!!

has anyone attempted making a blazer from scratch out of sweatshirt (fleece?) material?
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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2006 08:44:16 PM »

wow thats so cool! it looks great...i'll definatley have to try this, never would have thought of it myself, its very creative!
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« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2006 01:49:41 PM »

im having trouble with step 3 and on. The picture is confusing me Tongue Can anyone clarify?
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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2006 04:51:14 PM »

Brilliant!  looks warm, and stylish!  I may have to try this over Christmas break.
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2006 07:14:42 PM »

oh that's awesome! i have some sweatshirts like that too and need something to do with them!  a tutE would be great!
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2006 07:01:00 AM »

I really like this and want to try it. I'm just stupid and can never understand instructions and will have to attempt it trial-and-error style. Wish me luck!
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« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2006 12:37:29 PM »

THat is soooooo cool!!! Shocked I NEVER would have thought of that.

And even if you dont get any buttons that looks cool anyway. In fact, I would get a button that looks like that!!! hmmm.... but maybe thats just me the beginner talking.  Roll Eyes But i like it the way it is !!!

P.S. THe colour is really cool...
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« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2006 12:59:04 PM »

that looks like something in a store i L-O-V-E it
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« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2006 11:19:30 PM »

i've tried on a jacket like this every time i go into target but im too "frugal" aka cheap to break down and buy it. im so excited to make one!! Ill post a pic when im done!! i might do a hoodie and chop it up and see if i can make it crazy!!!
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« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2007 09:31:33 AM »

Yeah I don't really like te colors on the target blazers. Besides they are too expensive. And everytime my mom sees something that isn't finished around the edges, she says "why would you buy something that's already broken?"  So I must go to the thrift store (probably tomorrow, they're probably closed on new years)
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« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2007 01:50:38 AM »

This is really cute. Good idea!
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« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2007 02:46:13 PM »

Cute, I love the pin. you did a nice job with this!
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« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2007 06:26:35 AM »

this is so going to be one of my first projects once i come from the thrift store(s) today!
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