Feb 20, 2012

Target Hoodie Knock-off

OK, writing that title cracked me up! Who does Target knock-offs?? 
Well, me.
 I bought this lavender hoodie (below) from Target about two years ago and I LOVE it. It was probably ten bucks or something like that. But I have worn it so much, I WISH I bought two or three of them when I had the chance.
Why is it so awesome, you ask? Because it's soft, stretchy, and soooo comfy to wear with jeans. It's thin and not bulky and adds just an extra layer when needed.
Well, I decided, after reading about pattern making, that I should try making my own clothes. I picked the one item that I loved so much and wanted to replicate. The Target Hoodie.

 Here's my hoodie below. It was a a lot harder to do than I expected. But the challenge of figuring it out was exciting. I made my hoodie a little longer in the length and in the arms because that's the perk of designing your own clothes -- you get it just the way you want it. And I also added a lace/ribbon trim, mainly because I needed to conceal some problems in the process. As a result of some mistakes, I've got a little pleating going on on the chest, but I think it looks fine.
 Here's a close-up of my cuff and pockets. I think the cuffs turned out well, but there are clearly some things I would've liked to look better on the pocket. But heck, when it's on, I don't think anyone will be looking that closely.
 And here's a shot of the back with the wide hood. Overall, I like how it turned out and I'm hoping it holds up! I zig-zagged all my seams (I don't have a Serger - yet). So we'll see. But I'm happy that it's now in the rotation! My Target hoodie will be happy to have a break....haha
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4 comments:

  1. Great job! I love knocking-off anything, quite frankly, I try no to by new at all, so even target goes on my knock off list! Stop by and see what I just knocked off!!!
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  2. I love it - definitely looks very comfy, and I am in awe of people who draft their own patterns - well done :-)

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  3. What a super job you did!!! Very, very clever indeed!!! :-)
    Wear it with pride!!!
    Carly
    x

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  4. wow, i like yours better. its adorable!

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