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antarctica
« 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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Knotty
« 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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spicecarrie
« 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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