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21  Deliciously girly hoodie. Stripes + Pink = Love *TUTORIAL ADDED* in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Mezzi on: June 09, 2006 02:57:22 PM
I seem to always craft while America's next top model marathons are on. It's crazy. Anywhoo, I made this hoodie yesterday from an old lady turtleneck and some soft knit fabric, both from thrift Cheesy I needed a new hoodie because I'm so picky about them that I can never found one I like.


Okay, here's the tutorial! If it doesn't make sense, or something isn't clear, don't hesitate to ask me to clarify! I haven't made too many tutorials, and I'm not quite adept at it yet Smiley This hoodie is a differant style, but constructed the same way. It's brought to you the number 1999 and the backstreet boys!

What you'll need:
- A shirt to cut up, a few sizes larger than you preferably
- At least a 1 1/2 yards of knit fabric
- Scissors
- Thread
- Separating Zipper
- Patience!

Here's what I started with. A large t-shirt and some purple knit fabric (not pictured)

Cut off the sleeves of the tee you're using and excess fabric. Cut it so it's your size. DO NOT throw away your scraps just yet :DDD

You should be looking like this now. bsb poncho, word.

Pin it and sew it up so it's your size now

Sleeve time! I use an old sleeve from a tee as a guide and just free hand it.  If you're not comfortable enough to free hand it, you can use an old long sleeve from a tee as a guide to copy it fully. I also make my sleeves a few inches longer than my arm because I heart thumbholes in everything.  p.s. I just realized how much that sleeve looks like tightie whitie underwear, ew.

One sleeve

Two sleeves

Take the severed off sleeves from the original shirt and cut off some 2'' wide strips off them. Use those strips to make a binding along the skinny end of the new sleeve, like so.

Eat Dinner.

Sew up those sleeves along the edges and turn them inside out.

Sleeves are awesome!

Okay, this part may seem a little confusing. Turn the shirt inside out and tuck one of the sleeves inside of it so it's set up along with the arm opening. The sleeve should not be inside out. Pin it first to make sure you've got it, then sew. If there is extra space in the arm hole after you're done, just sew that up like you did when you resized it.

After doing that to both sleeves, you should have something like so.

Time to cut off that icky collar and make your own neckline. I made mine lower after this photo was taken because I didn't like where it was, but didn't take a photo. Sorry!

Cut a straight line down the center for your zipper. Don't feel bad about cutting through someone's face if you have a BSB shirt too, Brian was no one's favourite.

Zippers can be difficult if you haven't done them before. Fold over the fabric just a bit and sew over it along the zipper. Defiantly pin first.

After that, zip it up and lay it down. Measure the entire length of the neckline for your hood.

Personally, I like my hoods huge! Cut out 2 shapes like this. The 2 bottom parts should equal the length you just measured.

Take the scrap fabric from before and make a binding for each half of the hood like you did with the sleeves. Sew that up before you sew up the hood. The hood is then sewn up along the curved part Smiley

Unzip the hoodie and sew the hood to the neckline. It's easier than I'm explaining it, I promise!

Pockets are awesome, mirite? Cut out four shapes like this, for the pocket and the lining.

Place two of the 'L's on top of each other and sew them together, except leave a the top part open so you can turn it inside out.

Fold the unsewn part inside itself a bit so you can't see that it's not sewn. Pin the pocket down to where you want to go and sew! Do that for both pockets

Enjoy your new hoodie and remember that backstreet > nsync Tongue


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22  Dirty Jersey Film Festival Tee in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Mezzi on: June 03, 2006 03:24:20 PM
Just a simple t-shirt resizing. It was fairly large before I redid it. I was at this film festival awards thingie yesterday and everyone who won got a t-shirt. I love free shirts, especially when they are super comfy like these are. Unfortunatly, all the sizes were huge, including the small. Why are small sizes ever small in t-shirts?

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23  This post brough to you by Hearts, Stripes, and Non functioning D-rings in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Mezzi on: June 03, 2006 03:19:55 PM
I bought this ugly oversized grandma shirt about a month ago and it's just been sitting in my fabric pile chilling out. I decided it was time for it to be used. There are d-rings and straps on the sides by they don't really make it fit me more. They just chill there.

 *surprise face*
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24  Re: The Pink Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Mezzi on: May 27, 2006 02:28:14 PM
Here's the photos from my swap with grannystylee!! Cheesy

The Pink Swap Package my mail carrier thought was awesome:

Pink Overload!:

An adorable pin that says girl, it came in a kitten box!:

A hilarious "U rock" magnet:

An awesome keychain:

Skull choker!:

A t-shirt reconstruction tunic Cheesy:

My favourite part, the pink elephant:

A pair of matching cuffs!:

She spoiled me! I love it all. I just finished my package for her, so I'll probably mail out tuesday since post office is closed til then Smiley
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25  Man, I hate walmart!! T-shirt reconstruction in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Mezzi on: May 18, 2006 02:07:54 PM
Walmart is super lame. I picked up this shirt at my highschool's Ultimate Frisbee Team Garage Sale and knew I had to buy it. I'm planning on wearing it during my walmart speech for debate class.

Oh it says "Sweat shop. Always low standards. Always" if it's too hard to make out.

Me and the book I'm using for debate
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26  Re: Show off your hair! And questions about hair styles! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by Mezzi on: April 24, 2006 03:22:17 PM
I recently cut my hair, like 2 weeks ago. My hair had grown out a bit, and it resembled the do my dead grandma rocked. That severly creeped me out since I look like her already. I couldn't wait to go to a hairdresser, so I cut it myself. This was the first time I ever fully cut my hair. I took off like three-four inches.

A with a little pomade or sweat, whichever comes first

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27  "Man, we double dippin' " Subliminal Orphans Halter from Tee *pictures* in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Mezzi on: March 20, 2006 02:23:44 PM
I was really happy with how this came out. I went to see one of my favourite bands recently and made this out of their tee I bought.

And yess sirreee I am one pale mama.
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28  Andrae from Project Runway...in doll form! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Mezzi on: March 20, 2006 02:19:14 PM
My friend and I adore Project Runway. So, when her birthday came up, I made her this little plushie of one of our favourite designers!

He's got a red lobster :O

What he looks like for reference:
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29  Re: Show off your hair! And questions about hair styles! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by Mezzi on: February 19, 2006 01:53:53 PM
My friend did my hair last night for when we went to rhps! I loved it so much I left it in overnight Shocked

And here it is now after sleeping on it.

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30  Now I know my ABC's Lolita-esque skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Mezzi on: February 17, 2006 10:00:44 PM
I whipped this up a couple weeks ago when I realized I was dangerous low on skirts. I really like the way it came out even if it wasn't what I had in mind in the begininng.

The Front:

One of the sides:

Close up of fabric:

Wearing it!:
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