As a parent of two toddlers, preparing for Halloween naturally revolved around making their costumes (see post here), but I needed something simple and comfortable to wear too! I whipped up this inexpensive shark hoodie for about $15 (for the hoodie and felt) in a few hours (while watching lots of Scandal episodes on Netflix).
It’s really straightforward, so I don’t have step by step directions, but here are some tips/pics:
- Cut the two sides of the chest together so they’re symmetrical.
- Pin the white chest part on your hoodie and then try it on. When I first did this, it looked great on the floor, but when I tried it on, the white was much too wide. (I included both pictures below for you to see.)
- Cut the teeth all at once so you can sew them to the hoodie all at once.
- Cut your fin shape on a piece of paper and use a rotary cutter to trace it. If I had to do this again, I’d use stiff interfacing like Pellon Peltex so the fin would stand up straight, but I forgot to buy any and wanted to get this done (aka wanted an excuse to keep watching Scandal.)
(The 2nd picture looks weird, but it’s just so you can see the fin.)
Live and learn tip: I saw a picture of this Old Navy hoodie (apparently my idea was not very original) and really like the red. Even though my shark has a happy vibe, I dig this. Next time …