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From: Lenore
Date: 08-18-2003, 05:55 PM (1 of 6)
Can anyone help me make a hood for my cloak? I haven't made anything before, but I got it into my head to make myself a cloak-jacket thing and it's all done except I am stuck on the hood! I need it to be one piece of material if possible and the neckline it attaches to is about 25", but I need the opening for the hood to be about 40" around. If someone could give me an idea of what shape or how to cut the material so that's it's in one piece, I'd really appreciate it!

Lenore :smile:

P.S. The neckline-to-opening measurement should be about 20" if that helps--it's supposed to be one of those bigger hoods.
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From: Sherri
Date: 08-18-2003, 06:08 PM (2 of 6)
OK I am not sure if this right or if you will understand my explanation but here goes.

Take a piece of fabric that is twice the height that you want the hood opening to be and 1/2 the width where it sews to the neck plus a little on both for seam allowances. Fold in half. Sew a seam down the back from fold to raw edge. Hem front. Sew bottom to cloak.

Clear as mud right.

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From: maps
Date: 08-18-2003, 06:44 PM (3 of 6)
welcome Lenore

very good Sherri, clear as spring water, sorry, i couldn't resist

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From: Lenore
Date: 08-19-2003, 12:23 AM (4 of 6)
Thanks, Sherri and maps--

I think I understand what you're saying Sherri and I've tried something like that but I was wondering if there was a way to make the hood without any seams (i.e. the one down the back); the problem I've mostly come across is trying to get the neckline small enough and still have enough material for the head (since the neckline is so small compared to the hood opening). I was thinking that maybe I should be using a round cut (semi-circle, perhaps) instead of lines which need to be sewed up. Hmm... Must keep thinking. Any more suggestions?

Thanks again!

Lenore :whacky:
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From: MaryW
Date: 08-19-2003, 05:08 AM (5 of 6)
I made a hood years ago where there was a partial seam in the hood. It started at the front center and went about 2/3 of the way down the back. It was really just a split in the hood.

The hood piece started at the neck and gradually flared out on both sides starting half way from the neck edge towards the opening.
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From: Lenore
Date: 08-24-2003, 01:20 AM (6 of 6)
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their replies! I decided to just go with a two-pieced hood because they usually keep their shape better and lay better, both on and off. I'm happy with how it turned out! It's nice to be done!

Lenore :bluesmile
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