Pattern Hacking

Sewing Indie Update

–Yesterday I had the opportunity to post a tutorial created by Amity of Lolita Patterns! Scroll down to view–I am going to have to try out her innovative shirring method for future summer dresses when I have some time. It is an understatement to say I am overwhelmed my upcoming graduation. My first garment made it through the grading process so moving forward!

–That aside, the next exciting Sewing Indie Month event: Rhonda from Rhonda’s Creative Life used our Paper Bag Pant pattern for a “pattern hack” posted on her blog.

She chose to add this awesome zipper detail (pattern originally called for patch pockets)

But my favorite “hacked” element is the cuff detail (rather than a regular cuff or the elastic option) she added a band of fabric and a drawstring. This is great with the linen-look fabric she used (and the shoes!)

Rhonda gives info as to how she added these details on her blog.

(the last 2 pictures used are from Rhonda’s Creative Life)

Here is info regarding the Pattern Hacking Contest on Rhonda’s blog as part of Sewing Indie Month (there are 3 other contests to enter on other blogs as well). Participants have until June 4th to get entries in so you still have time–and the prizes are kind of amazing!

–Ok, last but not least: the upcoming blog events for Sewing Indie Month (more tutorials! more interviews!) can be found on the official calendar here! All the Sewn Square One events are completed 😦 but of course the month still holds 2 more weeks of amazing events on the other blogs!