tiger-striped alicorn hoodie! because, Of Course

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!

9 thoughts on “tiger-striped alicorn hoodie! because, Of Course

  1. Lori says:

    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. Josh says:

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

  4. dianna says:

    amazeballs! what incredible craftsmanship.

  5. Thank you, dianna!

  6. Carrie says:

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

  7. 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.

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