Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How to Tailor a Hoodie

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I found a huge hoodie in the "permanently lost" bin while taking a studio painting course. The hoodie became a key piece of my studio experience: I wore it inside-out over a wool sweater to stay warm and to protect my clothes.

But after the course was over, the hoodie's gigantic proportions no longer made sense. I wanted to keep it, but realized I needed to learn how to tailor a hoodie if I wanted it to actually fit me.

How to Tailor a Hoodie

My mom, a sewing expert who runs her own custom sewing and upholstery shop, taught me how to tailor a hoodie in the most basic way possible. Tailoring a hoodie requires the same approach I've described in my related post, "How to Tailor a Sweatshirt": http://www.bakergal.com/2009/11/tailoring-sweatshirt.html

Check out the tutorial there, and please leave me a comment if you have any additional questions about how to tailor a hoodie specifically. If I can't answer it myself, I can always tap into my mom's massive knowledge base on your behalf!

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How to tailor a hoodie? Check and check. I hope you also save some old hoodies from destruction or restore your old faves to wearable status!

Have fun!
BakerGal

2 comments:

Sue said...

you look a lot slicker in the after pic. good job!

Sue said...

This small alteration done with that little machine looks as good a job as you did at the shop with four machines, and it was much simpler>

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