With the weather changing, I've realized that Juju doesn't have much in the way of warm clothing. I'd love to hit up all the cutest baby stores, but I never seem to find the time. I could shop online and I do, but the most convenient time for me to pick up new clothes is when I'm already out. I picked this hoodie up at Walmart while I was grocery shopping the other day, and thought it could use a feminine touch. Here's how to make your own Ruffle Hoodie:
Measure from the bottom of the zipper on one side all the way around the top of the hood down to the bottom of the zipper on the other side. Cut a strip of fabric (you may have to piece it) that is 2"x the hoodie measurement doubled. My measurement was 40" so my strip was 2" x 80". This will become your ruffle.
Serge around the entire strip, if you don't have a serger use a zig zag stitch instead, or you can fold the edges under and sew a straight stitch to finish them, or hey, don't finish them at all.
Use a basting stitch (the longest stitch your machine allows) to sew down the center of your entire ruffle strip. Leave threads long enough on both ends to pull and do not back stitch.
Pin the center of your ruffle strip to the center top of the hood wrong side facing down, then pin the two ends of the strip to the bottoms of the zipper on both sides (see image above). Start pulling the top thread on your basting stitch to create ruffles. Push and Pull the ruffles until they lay flat from the center of the hood to the end you are pulling, pin them in place. Repeat from the other end of the strip (The same way I showed in my Ruffle Bum Onesie Tutorial).
Using a regular stitch length sew down the center of your ruffle attaching it to the hoodie backstitching at both ends. Be sure your bobbin thread matches the hoodie and your top thread matches the ruffle.