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    Has anyone made one? If so can you post a pic in the pictures?

    I want to make one of these. I have to wait until they are in stores 1st tho, I don't have any.

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    Here's one I did last year (if this works!):



    I actually left the sweatshirt cuffs on the sleeves and just put a fabric cuff around them.

    Well, that worked but the pic is really small! I'll find the original and post it later.

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    That looks nice and I like the way you did the cuffs. Thanks for posting it!

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    Hi, I made one several years ago. I don't have a photo handy, will find the jacket hopefully and post when I can.

    I followed the directions on 'I can't believe its a sweatshirt' pattern. But after cutting off the cuffs and ribbing at the bottom I used about 5 inches of more sweatshirt fabric from identical sweatshirt to make it longer, I didn't care for the short-waisted look.

    My sweatshirt was black and I used a variety of bright fabrics cut in 2x2 sqs and some rectangles and placed them on a section of the jacket (after opening the seams down the sides and laid flat) used a bit of fabric glue to secure it so that I could stitch it all down and then used a metallic thread to add some glitz and glitter. Turned out really well. with the bright fabrics and black sweatshirt, it looked a bit like stained glass.

    One suggestion, launder the sweatshirt first. My pattern directions said not to so that the jacket would achieve a certain look after completed. Well it did shrink and made the sleeves shorter than I liked and had to lengthen them. Also the black sweatshirt bled and dulled my bright fabrics. It was a learning experience. Oh, and I added hidden pockets.

    But I always got lots of compliments on the jacket when I wore it.

    warm quilt hugs, sue

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    Marsye, are their pockets down at the bottom? It sure is pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    Hi, I made one several years ago. I don't have a photo handy, will find the jacket hopefully and post when I can.

    I followed the directions on 'I can't believe its a sweatshirt' pattern. But after cutting off the cuffs and ribbing at the bottom I used about 5 inches of more sweatshirt fabric from identical sweatshirt to make it longer, I didn't care for the short-waisted look.

    My sweatshirt was black and I used a variety of bright fabrics cut in 2x2 sqs and some rectangles and placed them on a section of the jacket (after opening the seams down the sides and laid flat) used a bit of fabric glue to secure it so that I could stitch it all down and then used a metallic thread to add some glitz and glitter. Turned out really well. with the bright fabrics and black sweatshirt, it looked a bit like stained glass.

    Sue I hope you can take a pic, I'd love to see it. I want to add pockets to mine too. Thanks, I will wash it 1st.

    One suggestion, launder the sweatshirt first. My pattern directions said not to so that the jacket would achieve a certain look after completed. Well it did shrink and made the sleeves shorter than I liked and had to lengthen them. Also the black sweatshirt bled and dulled my bright fabrics. It was a learning experience. Oh, and I added hidden pockets.

    But I always got lots of compliments on the jacket when I wore it.

    warm quilt hugs, sue

    Sue I hope you can take a pic, I'd love to see it. I want to add pockets to mine too. Thanks, I will wash it 1st.

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    I would wash it first not only for the bleeding, but some sweatshirts "twist" if they shrink. I would rather have that happen before I make it than after :wink: But that brings up the matter of the kind of look you want, pre shrinking your cotton fabric would also stop some distortion/puckering too after it is washed.

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    wow, finally found my jacket and took a photo for you to see ...

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA
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    That is just beautiful! Another project on my 2011 list....

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