Hoodie smalls remix
You know about the freshman 15, right? The nickname somebody gave to collegiate weight gain? I think it’s funny cuz I always thought it meant the 15 bucks you managed to pull together to get you through the week! A couple years ago my friend was off to college with a budget that was the tightest of all tightness. She hit the thriftshops and scored a pile of clothes with massive potential. She found a classic wool sailor coat, cool tops and skirts that we smalled up and pullovers that we cardiganized and added pockets and trim to. She still gets compliments on some of those goodies. It’s because they have soul! If you’re into it, it’s your lucky day. It’s not like things need full on tailoring, sometimes they just need a little lovin’ in the right direction to become perfect. Probably a control issue, but I rarely wear something straight off the store hanger. All my favorites have passed through my trusty old machine at one point or another. Might as well make it your own!
This blue hoodie came to me last Christmas. It’s bff is the dresser cuz they spend so much time together. I don’t like the slouchy fit. Time to small it up using an old favorite as the pattern. It’s so simple and a good basic place to start.
Hahah…I make it look so easy, don’t I? Too bad I don’t have pix of all the things I’ve screwed up over the years. Shirts with arms so tight I’ve lost the ability to wave. If you’re brave and want to take control of some of the things that bug, try it!! Maybe practice on something you don’t care about first if you’re that new to the world of sewing machines. If you don’t have a sewing machine…get one!!! It will change your life! :)
Some simple instructions if you want them.
- Flip the piece you are altering inside out.
- Line the 2 pieces up at the shoulder seams.
- Draw a line around the one your using for the pattern. (Along the side seam from waist up to armpit and down arm seam to wrist.)
- Sew along that line.
- Check the fit.
- If all is well, top it off with a zigzag stitch to reinforce the seam.
- Trim off the excess fabric and you are done.