The challenge I gave myself was to make an inexpensive red riding hood costume completely from sourced/found garments.
This is the hood.
I also wanted to make a costume where each piece could conceivably pass for a "regular" article of clothing. So, in my imagination, this hood could be worn by itself with "regular" clothes on a winter day.
All of the garments used were sourced, then upcycled into the "new" garment.
All garments were bought at the PTA thrift store in Chatham County. Buy List: Two sweaters, Belt, and jacket. Total Cost: $7, sweaters were each on sale for $1, regularly $2; belt was 1; jacket was $4.
Two red sweaters
Jacket with fur-lined hood
Step 1: Start With Two Sweaters
Buy your sweater from a thrift store or get them out of a free pile.
One sweater chosen for a detailed collar, one chosen for hood.
Step 2: Cut and Sew
Cut the collar off your fancy sweater.
Cut the hood off your hooded sweater.
Pin them together.
Sew them together.
Step 3: Sew on Belt
Keeping belt whole, sew belt to front and back of sweater.
Step 4: Remove Hood From Jacket
Remove hood from jacket.
Pin jacket hood to inside of sweater hood.
Step 5: Sew Red Sweater Hood to Jacket Hood
Pin red sweater hood to jacket hood.
Step 6: Admire Your Finished Project
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