Friday, February 15, 2013

Sweatshirt Redo For $3.50

I have had this school sweatshirt for a while and I've never liked it.   It's kind of thin but strangely stiff. It's cheap sweatshirt material and nothing to write home about.

I definitely love that it's pink and grey.  But it's a pullover and the neck is just a little too tight to be comfortable.  Plus, after I bought it, I realized that there aren't a lot of opportunities to wear a pull over, hooded sweatshirt as a teacher.

There's also a mysterious stain right on the front pocket and it has never gone away.

I had some divine inspiration and this is what happened:

I cut it up the center.  And then realized there was a funky thing I'd have to deal with at the neck.

I serged the edge to  straighten it out and make it smooth.

I added a zipper and voilĂ !  It's not the best fitting sweatshirt, no matter how I wear it, but at least now, I can wear it and get away with it for a Friday.

I was really excited to find a grey zipper to match.  This was truly the easiest zipper I've ever put it in my life!   It's a sports zipper, so it's fatter than what you'd put in a dress.  And it was magically just the right length so I didn't even have to worry about it being too long or too short!

And according to k-ster, you "can't even tell it's homemade" which is what I always strive for!

And that stain?  It's pretty much hidden by the seam of the zipper so no one will notice!

So of course, my first thought when I finished was "hmmm,, what other sweatshirts can I do this to?" but it turns out, I don't have hooded sweatshirts!

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  1. This turned out really well! He's right that it looks like it was made that way originally. I like the grey chunky zipper too.
    It's not easy to get it all lined up properly once you cut down the middle of a graphic, but it looks great.

  2. Are you serious?? You made it a zip up, man girl you have skills!

  3. Very nice work.....Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  4. Wow! Nice work. You are so creative. I wish I had your talent.

    visiting u from Aloha Friday.


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