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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

2nd post today.... Perhaps another tutorial?

I was reminded today by my mother, in her usual unsubtle way, that I have something I had promised to make her... A Sweatshirt Jacket!

Though not hanging to nicely on the hanger, this is the black one I made for myself about 4 years ago... At the time I bought a navy sweatshirt and fabric to make one for my mother... Ya I know! It is high time I get to it!!! So, I will surprize her with it sometime between the time
I finish it, and Christmas... and I think I will count it as another UFO finish for Finn's Challenge... 8-)

This next photo shows you the inside of the jacket, and the fabric I decided to use... My mother wants the same design I used on my jacket, but I am kind of thinking I may leave the ...?... Gosh my mind ain't a workin' tonight...?... what's it called? The stuff around the neck, bottom and cuffs of a sweatshirt!? I know what it is, but it escapes me right now!!! Grrrr... Anyway, you know what I am talking about, I may leave it on the bottom of the next one.... I found that the back of mine, and the other gals that learned with me, tented out at the bottom, and it did not look very good. What I did to correct that was open a bit of the bottom binding at the seam on each side and thread some 1/4" elastic through the back, tacked it down on the side seams, and restitched the binding. It does help!

Here is the navy sweatshirt, the fabric I plan to use, and the pattern. I had wanted to use a pattern of tulips, but Mom really likes this braid of sorts...

So, I thought to perhaps do a tutorial of it. Any interest in that?

14 comments:

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Yes yes, tutorial on the jacket would be fantastic. Thanks for offering!

Caron said...

I would LOVE a tutorial on the sweatshirt!!! Please!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Ribbing -- is that the word you were looking for? Yes, please do a detailed tutorial on this project! I would love to see how you do it. I did one for myself a number of years ago but had no instructions to work by. I was just winging it. It turned out ok, but not something I would wear outside the house, if you know what I mean!

MGM

Brenda said...

I love sweatshirts turned into fashionable wear! I have so many patterns and books I have picked up over the years, and they are so outdated now. This one you are doing, or have already done looks very attractive. The ribbing, is what I call it, is a bit hard to replace because like you said, it may distort the shape. I have this problem with sewing anything that has a stretch in the fabric.
Thanks for showing this off. I think is is very pretty!!

Rosaline said...

Most definitely interested in a tutorial. I have always liked the look of sweatshirt jackets. You can certainly do a lot with the fabric to give each one a unique personality.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I think you should make your mum a second one for spring with tulips!

Terri said...

Yes, yes!! A tutorial would be great!! I'd really like to try this!!

amandajean said...

cute! I know all about good intentions of making things. my poor kids have to wait forever for projects that they want me to make. must get better at that!

Shar said...

Oh a tutorial on the jacket! I've never made one and this would be a great help! I'd love to give it a try :)

Julia said...

Love the jacket Myra!

Yes please a tut weould be great!
Hugs

Catherine said...

I would absolutely LOVE a sweatshirt tutorial too!

em's scrapbag said...

That sounds cool. A tutorial would be neat.

Hazel said...

I love the braiding on the front of it please do the tutorial .

Gina said...

Yes please. I'd love to make one of these but don't know where to start.

Love and hugs Gina xxx