September 8, 2010

DIY - hoodie makeover/revamp

This is a mild version of the bandleader and ringmaster jackets that I posted just previously (scroll down). I have a ripped out ad of this jacket from Kmart that I have really wanted and originally thought to do a makeover more similar to this one. I probably shouldn't admit this or post the picture of the Kmart jacket because it is way cuter than what I came up with. But, I ended up wanting to do something that was comfortable, wearable and more me. I found the gray hoodie at Ross for only $8.99. I had gone to Savers and Thrift Town to find a black cardigan or hoodie to makeover but came up with nothing. Plus a black cardigan that I almost bought from Savers was $ old cardigan that someone else had sweat in and drooled chocolate milk all over was almost ten bucks. That's not okay. I don't understand the pricing there sometimes. I could go on and on about that but I won't.

Take any hoodie, jacket, sweater, or cardigan and try this how-to yourself.



I used black single fold bias tape and silver metal buttons to complete the look. I measured out six strips of the bias tape in different sizes. 2 strips of each size: 6 1/4", 6 1/2" and 7". I then folded each end down about 1/4 of an inch and pinned to my desired spot on the jacket making sure they all lined up perfectly. I put the largest strips on top and so forth. I pinned them slightly at an angle. After all strips were pinned I sewed them on with my sewing machine. Once they were all sewn on I hand sewed each button to the outside end of each strip. Done!

oh man this picture is so fudging bad


Jennikunz said...


mom said...

hey you look like you been losing weight?? cute cute

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

I sucked in my gut really good and I was wearing like 4 girdles.