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Black Bird Hoodie

Added Oct 27, 2008

by ashtonrounds

San Francisco, C...






This is my FIRST completed sewing project… I know it’s not perfect.. and I know that I can’t sew in a straight line.. but I’m still feeling accomplished…

Right now in San Francisco it’s not cold enough to wear a knit sweater and not hot enough to wear a short sleeve. So I made a hoodie out of a lighter fabric.

I love that business/casual look.. so this is what I came up with. Also the v-neck is a little low so I had to add a ribbon to keep the shoulders from falling off.

Material Notes

Tweed style stretch material
Japanese silk
Stretch knit
Stretch lace trim

All gotten a discount fabric store. All of these supplies for under $10… more like $5.





Thanks to:

Burda Style for the amazing pattern

Amy S. for creating the pattern


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    Feb 4, 2009, 01.11 PMby susanne2011

    Very nice!

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    Nov 10, 2008, 12.18 PMby Jodi Wade

    I love the bird! This hoody looks so cool!

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    Nov 5, 2008, 07.35 AMby lalunanueva

    looks great! i love the fabric combination…and all the birds n trees, it’s beautifull

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    Oct 30, 2008, 12.53 AMby ankevermeulen

    This really is a beautiful peace. I didn’t like the pattern at first, but after seeing yours I feel inspired. And if you can’t sew a straight line, just say it’s intentional ^^

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    Oct 29, 2008, 10.35 AMby bola

    Oh great well done! what a great sew and i love the fabric you have used!! bx

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    Oct 29, 2008, 08.35 AMby carottesauvage

    Waow, you are fast, girl! And what a precedent for the Amy pattern! Great creativity!

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    Oct 29, 2008, 07.58 AMby schickchick

    wow!! well done! :] i loveee thiss! the tree & birds just are fantatic! GREAT job on your first project!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 05.03 PMby teamydear

    This is a wonderful garment! Very very beautiful :) I love the bird and tree and the lace and aaah :) Congratulations!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 02.49 PMby jaebird

    Super cute! I have been considering doing this pattern, but didn’t want it to be just another hooded shirt. You’ve definately inspired me!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 11.22 AMby ashtonrounds


    My only tip and trick for that is to think about what you want on the jacket before you sew it up… I had one hell of a time trying to sew that tree on because the jacket was completely finished before I even had the idea. Same goes for the birds.. the hood fabric is really thick and I kept breaking thread when I tried to do stitching that was too small. As well as the lace on the hood…. dear god that part took forever. At any rate…. THANK YOU ALL.. for all of your wonderful comments. It drives me to make more things!! -Ashton

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    Oct 28, 2008, 11.20 AMby fashion1

    it look awesome, great job! I want such a hoodie, too ;)!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 09.03 PMby sunnyb64

    I was just thinking today of possibly making a hoodie with a bird and maybe a tree! And this is really cute. I like the ribbon neckline, too.

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    Oct 27, 2008, 06.26 PMby hannahlee

    This is absolutely beautiful! I would love to wear something like this. Keep an eye out for my copy…

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    Oct 27, 2008, 05.30 PMby letsbiketopa

    aww this is soo pretty.

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    Oct 27, 2008, 04.02 PMby lunatepetal

    looks great!

    i love all the details – birdie, tree, ribbon :)

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    Oct 27, 2008, 02.51 PMby mjb14

    Lookd great. Love the photos and love the birds.

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    Oct 27, 2008, 01.10 PMby kess

    this is beautiful! i love the attention to detail!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 11.44 AMby ashtonrounds

    I am going to make something similar for my boyfriend.. however it’s going to be a treasure map.. lol.. we’re funny like that..

    Love birds and trees though!! Hope your bf LOVES the long sleeve!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 11.07 AMby polychromatin

    Looks great! Love the fabric and the colors! And our minds must be somehow connected, because I’m making a longsleeve for my boyfriends birthday and it has also birds and a tree on it!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 10.54 AMby deviousdee1

    Well done! I’ve only started sewing recently and this is a great effort for a first time project. I cant sew in a straight line either yet so don’t worry about it it looks fab. Dee x

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