Friday, May 1, 2020

Removing the Hood From My Hoodie

*Update - Hello Readers. It's time for an update. This was simple refashion but it is one of my most popular posts. The hood on this jacket was heavy and made the jacket uncomfortable. The hood became a collar. Easy-Peasy!
*Originally Posted-4/5/16 Hello Readers. My project today is a hood removal. I liked this jacket that was handed down to me, but the hood was way too heavy. The hood is lined nicely but the material weighed it down and it pulled the jacket down in the back. This caused the front neckline to ride up. I felt like I was being choked when I wore it. So, I never wore it.
I saw a post that gave me the idea to change it. It was written by a woman named Saga. You can read the post by Saga, here.  She altered a child's hoodie for safety reasons and I wanted to pass them along. She gives details and measurements that make this an easy alteration. (Thanks Saga!)

You can see where I cut my hood off at the same angle as the neckline of the jacket. I used my hubby's sweatshirt collar as a straight edge.

I left a little extra for the seam allowance.
*I tucked the fabric in and stitched it down. 

I tried to pop the collar so it would be more visible. It looks pretty dorky. The top picture is best at showing how nice it looks. I like the red collar and how it matches the exposed red seams all over this jacket.
*Did y'all pop your collar back in the day?

Thanks for reading. Now go make something fun for yourself.


KD said...

My first refashion ever was to convert the hood on a yellow lightweight sweatshirt to a regular collar. I found myself in Victoria, BC, in the spring, in need of a warmer outer layer. At a thrift store I found a yellow hoodie made of a light knit, that I thought would work. I wore as is on that trip. Months later back home, after some thought on how to make that garment more attractive, I trimmed off the hood about 8 inches from the neck seam, then folded the outer half under the inner half to make a collar, so that I had a double layer 4 inch wide collar. I hand stitched the cut edge of the under later to the neckline, then hand stitched the double layer collar together. I also removed the hand "muff" sewn on the front for use as pockets. That worked for me! I saw that I didn't have to live with garment features that I didn't like.

eva @StyleMyThrift said...

these are fun little clothing makeovers that make a HUGE difference!
good technique you have!
xo Eva

I Can Work With That said...

Great comment KD! That is the best part of sewing and refashioning, you can make your clothes really yours.
Happy sewing to you!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks so much for the positive energy Eva! I appreciate the encouragement.