Monday, March 1, 2010
Too Small Hoodie to Punked Tunic/Mini Dress
I got the hoodie over a year ago on clearance after Halloween for $2.50 and it had been in my closet since then and when I pulled it out, it was a wee bit too small,so I ended up revamping it into a punked Tunic/Mini Dress.
I used a top that fit as a guideline to figure out how much to add on the sides compared to the hoodie to be revamped and a mini dress for the length. You could go through a lot of complicated measuring, but it is easier to go do this and cut bigger than you need and trim down what you don't.
I added what I needed to each side, pinning right sides together and sewing, then cut double the width needed for the skirt then sewed a hem in the bottom. I next sewed basting stitches along the top 1/2 inch away from the edges on the side, then sewed the sides of the skirt together using 1/2 inch seam then gathered the fabric and pinned it to the hoodie, right sides together and stitched it into place.
It seemed lacking so I decided to add a ruffle around the hood. It is just fabric that is approximately 3 inches wide and double the length of the circumference of the hood folded it in half with wrong sides together then stitched with a basting stitch 1/4 inch from the edge. I then gathered the fabric and pinned it inside the edge of the hoodie with the stitches facing towards the just far enough in so I would be stitching the drawstring and sewed it into place.
I then pressed pressed the ruffle up towards the edge of the hoodie so it would just peek out the edges.
I like how the hood ended up looking like a ruffled Peter Pan collar, but it did come out big. I felt a little like a goth Henrietta Hippo from New Zoo Review http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0296385/combined
when I first tried it on, but is starting to grow on me as it is sort of fun. I may take it in on the sides and through the sleeves, but then again, I may just leave it as is to wear on a PMS days to grocery.