My husband had this Nintendo zip hoodie that he discarded into the giveaway pile. Why? Not because he doesn't like hoodies, but because he doesn't like zip hoodies. Picky, much?
Sadly, I don't have a before picture of the sweatshirt. Instead of giving a perfectly good hoodie away I decided to upcycle it and make it into a a hoodie for Little Man. I failed miserably. I couldn't figure out how to shorten it without cutting the graphic or ripping out the zipper completely. What I ended up with was a complete mess (sorry forgot to get a picture). I threw this mess into the scrap box where it sat for two years. I recently rediscovered it and realized I couldn't let the fun graphics go to waste.
I took the graphic from the back of the shirt and sewed it to a pair of sweats for Little Man. I stitched the graphic onto the pattern piece before sewing the pants together. I used the Kicking Back Sweats pattern from Sewing for Boys.
I sewed the Nintendo logo from the front of the shirt onto a pair of sweats for Mini Man. I used the Mr. Two Face pattern from Sewing for Boys.
I think it was a relatively easy fix and kind of fun upcycle. I like the look of Mini Man's pants better than Little Mans. I think Little Man's might look better if I'd used navy blue fleece instead of gray. They are also laughably long on him. I'm not sure what I did by they are a good 2-3" long. The kid is so skinny, though, the pants will probably fit perfectly next year.