A Hoodie Makeover…

WELL… let’s talk…
So, I had this fabulous idea for transforming a plain (but very cute) hoodie into something with ruffles and lots of color!! I just loved the look of these!!
Here’s where I messed up  things changed a bit!
I started with a soft, cozy teal blue hoodie that I found at my favorite store, yes you guessed right..Target!

It is super soft and has a drawstring at the waist. The tutorial I was following used a more fitted hoodie without the drawstring at the waist and no drawstring in the hood….hmmm perhaps I should have considered that
Anyway…after I lined the hood, I loved it! Really LOVED it!
Then I added the ruffles…well…let’s just say they did NOT love me :( !
Sooooo….out came the seam ripper and off with the ruffles!
But, never fear, I had another idea!
Remember…mine had drawstrings! I simply made tube casings out of the Anna Maria Horner fabric I used to line the hood. I have been hoarding , ummm, saving this fabric for something very unique!
I also replaced the drawstring at the waist with the same fabric. Since my assistant had to return to middle school, I have no full length photo!
I love the way it ended up turning out! Will I make one with ruffles you ask? Maybe with a more fitted hoodie, or maybe for my daughter!!
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  1. Oh my word, it looks AMAZING lined! The orange and the blue look swell together! Nice job!

  2. Oooh! What a great idea! I have a pink hoodie like that I think I’m going to have to try this to. Thanks for the idea!!

  3. I think this turned out so cute! What a fun way to have a unique hoody! I love your necklace too!

  4. OK so you can make me one of those unique hoodies. I LOVE it and I just adore the necklace.

  5. What a great idea! I have a gray hoodie from Target! I love how the orange and yellow look with the gray.

    I want to invite you over my site to join my brand, spankin new link party!

  6. Love the colors, wonderful combination. It turned out great too!
    We would love to have you come link up to our Crafty Lassie Tuesday Link Party. http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/
    We are also having a giveaway! Hope to see you there.
    Rose & Heather

  7. Gorgeous Bonnie! LOVE love love the orange with the grey. Fabulous job. If the ruffles don’t like you, I would suggest just making them smaller….maybe only cut the fabric 2″ so that they are just little ruffles. and maybe even just use one strip of fabric. I also did a pattern for sew hip magazine for hoodies without ruffles that also had the pockets lined…it’s rather easy. It was published in the June 2011 issue of Sew Hip magaine. Thanks for sharing! xo

  8. Love that necklace – it´s stunning!! Can´t wait for your post on this!

  9. Wow! Amazing what some fabulous fabric can do, eh? I love that you added the fabric drawstrings too. Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark. I’ll be featuring this on my facebook page!
    Jenn :)

  10. Once again, you never fail to amaze me with some new creation! Great job!!

  11. its amazing how much that changed that hoodie! It looks great!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  12. What a great way to spruce up a hoodie. I live in hoodies in the fall and winter, so I have several that could use makeovers. Thanks for the great idea.

  13. Good afternoon – just found your post at Sewmuchado and I think redoing this hoodie is a great idea. I can’t wait to redo one for my daughter.
    I am now a follower. Please consider adding your items to my new link party at http://www.thestuffofsuccess.com . Have a great day.

  14. I love this! I want this! Completely transformed the hoodie! Saw this at Someday Crafts link party :]


  15. What a great idea! I have the perfect hoodie to transform, blah, boring and white. It needs some pizzaz. Thanks for the inspiration!


  16. This is too fun! I love the pop of color it adds! Great job! Can’t wait to hear about that necklace!

    I’d love for you to link this up at Show & Share!


  17. Thought I found the perfect hoodie to do this too but it turned up with a design on the back – boo! Oh well, I may need to trek to Target. I want to make this. So cute.

  18. Super cute! I’d love if you’d come share this at my link party going on right now.


  19. That hoodie looks awesome with the colorful fabric!!!

  20. what a pop of color! I love it! Thanks for linking up with LTC!

  21. So cute!!! I love the pop of color. I have a couple hoodies that’d be great for this, thanks for sharing!

  22. What a beautiful embellishment! It looks great on you!
    I would love to have you link up with Creative Me Monday, it’s open M-Sat. Here’s the link:


    Hope to see you there!

  23. Featuring you on LTC, stop by and check it out!

  24. beautiful, bonnie.

    come visit anytime.


  25. What a great way to make it snazzy! I love it :)

  26. This is so cool! I love the fabric you used, so pretty!

  27. I seriously love this!! I already have a hoodie in mind – I am going to do this right away:)
    Wonderful job – great improvising, and I love the colors!
    I just pinned it so I don’t forget:)
    Hope you have a great day!

  28. What a fun pop of color!

  29. I love this hoodie! You did a fabulous job!

    I would love for you to share with my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/

  30. WOW! What a cute make over!! I love the fabric you chose! and that necklace…swoon!

    I would love for you to link this up to my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays. We party every week until Monday!

    Hope to see you :)


  31. What a BRILLIANT idea!! Love it – and the fabric you picked for your hoodyis perfect!

  32. I adore this project, Bonnie! Cool and cute and maybe even something a beginner could try!

  33. Tausha Leavell says:

    I adore this idea!!! Thanks for the share.

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