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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Black and White Hoodies

Well, my holidays are over and I don't seem to have got any of the sewing done that I'd planned. It seems my mojo packed and went on holiday too. So, in an effort to kickstart a sewing spree, I started to tackle my DD2's woeful lack of clothing.

First up was to use a piece of Mickey Mouse themed sweatshirting I had acquired from my mother. This was apparently purchased in the mid to late 80s, so it was certainly time it was sewn into something useful. Everytime I looked at this fabric all that came to mind was those really baggy 80s jackets. I started with hoodie pattern #36 from Ottobre 04/2007, added extra length to the body and sleeves and used the ungathered pockets, sleeves and hood from #34. I made a size 146 so there is plenty of growing room.


Next up was the 'Emo' sweatshirt as it has been titled in our house. I had a small remnant which was not big enough to allow the hoodie DD2 wanted. A bit of digging in the stash and we came up with some white sweatshirting for the sleeves. I used KS 2893, a tee-shirt pattern, in a size 12. I topstitched in pink embroidery thread but it doesn't show up that well.



7 comments:

Judy Ross said...

Way Cool! And isn't E becoming quite the model ;-) I love these. Better not show G......

Are those the "pre-worn" look jeans you bought yesterday? They look great, but I hate paying for clothes to be half worn out when I buy them.

Have fun at lectures tomorrow!

Keely said...

>Are those the "pre-worn" look jeans you bought yesterday?<

Yes they are. I really wince at paying good money for clothes that are already half worn out too.

Michelle said...

Those hoodies are adorable!! I must never allow my niece and nephew to see photos of that "emo" hoodie, or I will have to make two versions myself!!

Rhoto said...

Well, your daughter's smile and cute modeling sure shows that Mum's a winner with these new clothes!! Good going, Kelly!! ;)
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Mary Nanna said...

Great job, they are very cool and likely to thrill any pre-teens hearts.

Sue said...

Good job - these look really RTW! The Disney fabric is really cute.

Kat said...

Lookin' good! Although I have to remind myself that your winter is my summer :), and we're right in the middle of it.