shiro-totoro

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    I never made any clothing before but i wanted to make a costume for Halloween and make it so I could wear it at other times too so it was practical.
    I wanted to make a Totoro hoodie for ages. I bought a hoodie pattern off Fitz patterns but had to redesign the hood to make it easier to do the ears. I also redesigned the sleves to include mittes which i then added claws too. The sleeves have a hole at the back so you can get your hands out to do things.
    The ears turned out a bit too floppy, and I would have done the teeth slightly differently if I did it again, but for my first costume and first clothing I love how it turned out.
    It was a lot of hand sewing tho so I won't be doing a remake! XD"

    J°ossettelope, Wai Wai Pang, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Iona107 66 months ago | reply

      wow this is a great design so creative and its amazing to think that you havent made clothes before. XD

    2. J°ossettelope 66 months ago | reply

      This is really good! Sooo cute. I love how the face is in the mouth :-0

      Making clothes is hard, I made my first clothes for a Nausicaa costume this year!

    3. kogepan fan club 66 months ago | reply

      looks cozy, i reused my costume i made for the festival of japan last year. I too will not be re-making as there was lots of hand stitching

    4. unbirthdayparty 63 months ago | reply

      That is awesome.

    5. onemorechris 63 months ago | reply

      Super. WANT WANT WANT!

    6. kogepan fan club 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called kawaii stuff is the best. , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. xpoptartxpandax 55 months ago | reply

      Hello!
      Is there anyway that you can give a more detailed explanation as to how to make this hoodie? It is absolutely adorable and I would like to make one for myself.

      Thank you!

    8. shiro_ko 55 months ago | reply

      Hiya, Thanks, glad ya liked it. I can't believe Ghibli doesn't make somthing like this, they'd make a killing selling them i reckon! ^^
      Hmm it's a bit tricky to explain how I made it as I mostly made it up as I went, with a bit of trial and error. I started out by buying a sewing pattern for a hoodie tho. (The raglan hoodie from this site: www.fitzpatterns.com/) But I adjusted the hood to a hat pattern I made myself so I could make the ears as part of the hood rather than sew them on afterwards. (www.etsy.com/listing/50441417/monster-hat-pdf-sewing-pattern)
      The arms I just extended so they would form mittens. The claws and other details were just sewn on afterwards. The tummy patch is sewn into the front rather than sewn on top. I lined the hood so I could neatly put the teeth in.

      Um can't think what else I did. Hope that helps a bit. Good luck making your hoodie and send me a link when you finish it. I'd love to see it! ^^

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