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MAKE IT YOURS CHALLENGE : YOU DID IT YOURSELF⭐
Some stunning pattern hacks from the make it yours challenge!
Make it yours 💪What's the greatest thing about sewing? Making it yours, unique, personal and special👏Summer is now in full swing and with it, the possibilities of summer outfits of all kinds! This past month we ran a fun challenge where we got to see some of our communities creative pattern hack ideas. We've put together some pattern hacks from the challenge that have been made by you.
Our selection of summer patterns is made for all different styles, and you will find additional patterns in the catalog at the bottom of this page.
PATTERN HACK INSPIRTATION!
— Look 1: Hacked Ramen dress —
Are you looking for the perfect hackable summer dress? Well look no further than the Raman dress pattern! This Raman dress by tammy handmade was made by My sweet sunshine
Here is how she hacked the pattern✨:
- Added 1” to the front bodice centre seam to create the button placket, including 1/2” seam allowance. Created buttonholes on her right side and sewed the buttons on the left. she also added interfacing along the edge for added stability.
- She only did 2 tiers for the skirt portion. The top tier is 14.5 (finished) and the bottom is 25 3/4” (finished). 3. In between each tier she did a 1 3/4” ruffle. Cut at 4”, folded and then gathered with the bottom tier to attach to the top tier. She followed the entire pattern to the very end! When it came to the peplum, she just extended it to skirt length and added a small 2 button placket to the centre 💗
Get the Raman dress pattern
— Look 2: The Santis swimsuit —
Okay, WOW. @thatssewmonica just made our dream swimsuit, just look at those stunning dramatic frills 🔥 This pattern hack is everything!
Monica used the SÄNTIS SWIMSUIT by @opiangeneve as her base and added a few hacks and modifications to make it stylish for any vacay 🌞Head on over to her blog to read more on this pattern hack!
Get theSantis swimsuit pattern
Monicas santis hack tutorial
— Look 3: The Alice dress hack—
This is a shirt dress with bust darts and a placket. Trimmed with a shirt collar. Straight skirt with gather at the waist. The sleeves are with elastic at the bottom.
What teegan made hacked this dress which started with the Alice dress pattern by Kates sewing patterns and ended up in a frilly oversized dress of DREAMS 👏The main pieces from original pattern are the neckline, placket and collar. "As someone who rarely sews collars I’m pretty happy with how this one ended up! It’s not perfect but it’s the neatest I’ve done. I ended up sewing the button placket together as I wanted it to look like the buttons are concealed underneath… also lazy 🤷🏻♀️"
Get the Alice dress pattern
— Look 4: The Mina Jumpsuit —
The fabulous and talented @sewnbyashika recently joined in on the fun #makeityourschallenge and made the Mina Jumpsuit by @clematisse.pattern in size 38! We love this Mina jumpsuit which has no zips or buttons which makes it a fab project for beginner level sewists!
She made the following adjustments:
🌸 She wanted the bodice to be more of a fitted look so she took it in from the sides by quite a bit.
🌸 She shortened the back bodice by a couple of cm to avoid gaping around the armholes
🌸 Added a puff sleeve with a cuff (self drafted - totally winged it, wasn’t sure if it would work but thankfully it came out okay).
🌸 Flared out the bottoms by a couple of cm
We absolutely love this shorts version of the pattern 😊
Get the Mina jumpsuit pattern
To Sewn by Ashiskas Instagram
— Look 5: Camille swimsuit hack —
And we have another fabulous swimsuit make by the amazingly talented @marcyharriell who joined us as a guest ambassador for the #makeityourschallenge🔥Serious sewing swoons for this super hack of the Camille halter swimsuit from @sirenapatterns 💗 That cross back and that fabric 👌👌
Marcy lengthened the straps to create a stunning cross back and added a permanent belt at centre back. Swipe to see😎
Get the Camille swimsuit
— Look 6: The Bodie dress hack —
Just look at how stunning the soon to be mamma @raccoontail looks in her Bodie dress pattern hack😍 Ruby did this fantastic hack of the bodie dress by @theawarecollection and we have all the feels💜
Ruby hacked the bodice to become a button-up instead of a lace up front. She also added extra gathers to accommodate her bump and made it longer. Swipe all the way right to see the Bodie dress pattern and how she hacked it!
Get the Bodie dress pattern
Rubys blog of the bodies dress hack
— Look 7: Top 19 pattern hack —
Are you looking for a pattern that is easy to hack? Well look no further than the Top19 pattern That can be hacked into a stunning dress which is perfect for a picnic as well as a summery crop top. The top 19 pattern seems to be a popular pattern hack pattern!
✨She reduced the bodice length by 1” and decided not to add the waistband. ⠀
✨She used the pattern piece provide to increase the length of the top, but instead, she separated it and added another 9” and elastic to make it into a skirt. ⠀
And voilá! ⠀
✨She used 1.5 metres of this lovely embroidered viscose sheI bought off Etsy.
Get the Top 19pattern
— Look 8: One shoulder jumpsuit —
Our gorgeous ambassador @ravenmaureen_ just made a summer dress pattern hack of dreams for the #makeityourschallenge 🌞🌻 We are already thinking of the 1000 ways to hack this pattern!
"One thing I love about sewing is the ability to really make something your own or replicate something you’ve seen. I’ve done both here" You can head on over to ravens Instagram to see her live sew along of this jumpsuit pattern by IVLCA She hacked it from the original pattern and used some “pin-spiration” for the new dress. We couldn't be more in love with this summer maxi version☀️!
Get the Jumpsuit
— Look 9: Paresse top pattern hack —
Anyone who follows the fabulous @alissahthreads knows that she loves to hack almost any pattern so we were SO excited to see her pattern hack for the #makeityourschallenge🌞🌻
She hacked the gorgeous Paressetop by @ateliermaelstrom by adding a gathered skirt for extra volume and a cute little belt!
Get the Paresse top