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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Cascading Ruffle Hoodie:.

Ugh. You guys, I think my camera is on the fritz. I still don't have a big girl camera, and have been getting by okay with my point and shoot, but I've even been having troubles with that lately! So just let me apologize in advance for the pictures in today's post. They honestly aren't the greatest, but I still think you can get the idea. 

Forgive me? 

Life has been a crazy whirlwind, so I don't even have a picture of my daughter wearing her new hoodie, so a picture of it alone will have to suffice. 

Forgive me? 

(Should we see how many times I can ask that in one post?)

But, it's still cute and still super easy, so that's gotta get me some points, right?

Here's what you need to make your own:

- zip up hoodie
- coordinating fabric
- sewing machine/accessories

I chose a fleece hoodie (cheapo one at Wal-Mart) because I figured I could use fleece for the ruffle, which is double sided, so it will look great in all of its cascading glory.


First off, go ahead and measure about how long your ruffle will need to be. I went right under the hood to right above the bottom band of the hoodie.


Create your hoodie template. I took a tip from Lil Blue Boo and Ashley's cascading ruffle skirt (just like when I made my cascading ruffle tank) and created a template that looks like a boppy pillow or a boomerang. Just make sure your inside arch is the length of your measurement. You can make it as fat or as skinny as you like. Cut out two in your accessorizing fleece.


Pin the inside edge of the fleece, straightening it out as you pin it down the front of the hoodie.

Sew it in place.

Repeat on the other side.

Yep, it really is that easy!

Okay, I'll go ahead and share one more blurry picture with you. Since you asked. 

Do you like it? I kinda want to make one for myself, just maybe with some solids! 

Are you going to make one?


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