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Athleta Inspired Sweatshirt

I'll warn you this is going to be a picture heavy post. I'm sure there is a learning curve to sharing hacks or tutorials but I'm a visual learner so for me the more I can see the better- I figured I'd do it this way and see how it goes.


Deconstructing your sweatshirts: For mine, I used two 4XL which I purchased off of amazon for pretty cheap, you can check them out here- though i will warn you that the price fluctuates. It's wise to wash and dry  the sweatshirt as you would the final garment, however these claim to be preshrunk. I haven't run into any issues with shrinkage but I line dry the majority of my handmade garments. When I started I measured- the width of 4XL is approximately 30". There is plenty of fabric to work with. If you aren't interested in how I deconstruction the sweatshirt you can skip ahead to the pattern hack. 


    First, I cut off the bottom band. I make sure to cut through existing seams since i'll be using the ribbin…

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