tiger-striped alicorn hoodie! because, Of Course

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in sewing journal | 9 comments

So Phoenix drew a hoodie the other day. It was so awesome I decided to make it. I particularly liked the “wings” on the hood – she sketched a detail shot and everything:

Tiger-Striped Alicorn

So here’s what I came up with:

Tiger-Striped Alicorn

OH SNAP so soft. Actually the hoodie is very lightweight – almost tissue-tee weight. This of course made tiger-stripe appliques a really fun challenge. By that I mean, lots of angry tears.

Tiger-Striped Alicorn

The floral was a very lightweight cotton recently gifted to me by a local alterationist who I adore. I wanted something feminine and homey to contrast with the bold cosplay elements of the piece. The back:

Tiger-Striped Alicorn

Up close of the “wings” – with Phee’s little dots in there for good measure:

Tiger-Striped Alicorn

The horn – the same European Linen I used for the recent slacks sew-a-long:

Tiger-Striped Alicorn

And my favorite detail – the hidden side-seam pockets at the front side panel. Very cozy, only enough room to warm a hand, very lightweight:

Tiger-Striped Alicorn

A closeup of the stripe applique:

Tiger-Striped Alicorn

And a closeup of a happy hoodie recipient!

Tiger-Striped Alicorn


More construction details in the Flickr tagset, as per usual!

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  1. that is awesome! 😀

  2. Thank you, Lori! I wish I could say I enjoyed sewing it. But I certainly enjoyed being finished with sewing it! #heeHee

  3. What a beauty! The daughter and the hoody! :)

  4. Thank you, Josh!

  5. amazeballs! what incredible craftsmanship.

  6. Thank you, dianna!

  7. Oh my god this is marvelous! Phee rocks it too.

  8. Thank you. She adores it. I’m washing it for the first time now – then going to sun-dry it. There is wire in the “wings” and so it needs to be cared for properly.