Pattern hacking

You’re out on the town and you see a woman wearing a floaty dress with butterfly sleeves and a delicate bias-bound neckline. You’re totally staring, thinking, “I can make that!”, but when you get home and realize that you have no pattern that will work for the vision you have in your head. What do you do, dear? You pattern hack. Draft little bits of the details you crave or blend multiple patterns together. Change patterns to fit you.

Burdastyle 9-2010-122 dress paired with embroidered organza trench coat and french terry bomber jacket refashion

Wearing a sleeveless dress year round

It’s always a little intimidating to start thinking of how I’m going to go after my own challenge, and this year’s Day and Night Dress Challenge has been no different. For this year’s twist, I found a neglected ponte dress and went on a color adventure. Wearing a sleeveless dress year round A sleeveless dress …

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Sew Over It Penny dress goes to The Haunted Wood

The light was filmy, and the woods around me positively technicolor.  Elaborate spider webs lay untouched and moss grew wild.  I half expected a gnome to jump out and yell, gotcha.  It was not the place that I first imagined my Sew Over It Penny dress in this rather tropical Lady McElroy fabric to take …

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The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Elizabeth Made This

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Elizabeth Made This It feels like a big responsibility to kick off my own challenge!  I admit I’ve been dragging my feet on getting this written.  Perhaps it’s a little bittersweet seeing all this time of planning and hard work I’ve put in organizing The Day and Night …

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