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This is the first in a series of Pattern Hacks for my new pattern

This is the first in a series of Pattern Hacks for my new pattern

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Pattern Hacking

This is the first in a series of Pattern Hacks for my new pattern - Miss Ruby Tuesday Dress - you'll learn how to adapt your bodice to a .

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Welcome to the first stop on the Sis Boom Patterns Angie Hack-A-Thon Tour! I am so excited to show you my version of the Angie, it's definitely my new ...

Hacking idea number 1

York Pinafore Hack: Gathered Waist

I did my first pattern hack where I added buttons to the side of the Tilly and the Buttons Cleo. This fabric is so comfortable I can wear it every day ...

Lune Top & Dress - Sleeveless pattern hack & FREE angel wing download!

You might remember in my recent post from the Just For Me January Tour that I am an Angie fan and that I planned to make one in knit fabric!

Sheona dress and top -PDF sewing pattern

Lucy Sweater || A Pattern Hack

Here's my guide to pattern-hacking, what patterns are worth your dollar, and which you can create with your existing collection!

This is my fifth 2018 Make Nine item (and it's April - just saying); number four is for the next post, but this is so fabulous, I had to share it first!

... pattern when I can't test it out myself so Tessa totally came through for me once again. Read on to find out more about this easy hack and get the FREE ...

I pulled knits from the collection and started sewing. Well actually cutting first, the first ones were cut using the pattern I traced last spring.

This is the first in a series of Pattern Hacks for my new pattern - Miss

The Miss Ruby Tuesday dress has been my all time favourite pattern and a best seller and I've done a few hack tutorials before – CLICK HERE – and I'd love ...

I've blogged a number of makes from Tilly Walne's Love at First Stitch, including two Lilou dresses (see here and here). I love the Lilou's pleated skirt, ...

Create / Enjoy: My first ever, a totally new project - art-inspired crop top and easy conversion tutorial!

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As the weather is warming up, I'm pulling out some of my favorite warm weather patterns and Savannah is definitely one at the top of my list.

Winslow Culottes Hack: Elastic Waist

A Tale of Two Pattern Hacks: Style Arc Fran Knit tops

Celestial Maxi Dress 102 Pinafore Hack - PDF Pattern Addition

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Would you believe it, this is my first Southbank hack? I mean, I've only spent 8 of the past 12 months living in this pattern, dreaming up ways to take it ...

Here's my latest Tokyo Jacket. This one's a more summer-ier (word? should be), casual alternative to my first silk version. And the colour is there in ...

What first drew me to this version of Anni was the unusual cutout detail on the front bodice, which I just love. The construction and somewhat confusing ...

FREE pattern hacks for the Tie Belt Dress

It seemed to be a bit of a hit in the pattern group, so I thought it could be my first hack for 2018! Baby steps haha!!

This list of free baby clothes patterns for newborns, both boys and girls are gorgoeus

The back is cut low, and I know I will get questions about how to make the dress bra-friendly. So… ta da! Pattern hack tutorial!

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New Pattern: Meet the Hughes Dress!

So what was my first thought??? What pattern do I have that I can hack to make this top??? Made for Mermaids Mama Catherine (affiliate link) was the obvious ...

This super-cute little Cropped Cocoon jacket is a really easy hack of the Cocoon Jacket, which was one of my very first and, indeed, easiest patterns.

Simplicity Sewing Pattern S8930 Misses' Top with Options for Design Hacking

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My first guest post for the Minerva Crafts blog has led me to write an exciting pattern hack for you; and I am really pleased with the result!

This is a pdf only sewing pattern and this was the first time for me using a Helen's closet sewing pattern.

New Look Sewing Pattern N6629 Toddler's Dresses

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Note how the waist tie is sagging and bringing the entire front down (and the back up). That's not cute or comfortable. First ...

I took my favorite shirtdress pattern and hacked it into a crop top. It wasn't intended to be a cropped, but I didn't measure how long it was going to be so ...

... or even from a style to another (like the Saraste sleeve on this Solina top), and create garments that are 100% unique! Ergo – Breaking the Pattern.

What really made the Laurel catch my eye was Sarai's “Mod-ified” hack which adds the pockets and hip seam. Because duh…. Throw pockets on something and I'm ...

classic tee fabric post

I haven't been sewing a great deal lately: I'm guessing it's something to do with the upcoming change of season coupled with not feeling too great about my ...

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Say Hello to Cora, our New Pattern

Typically when you alter length in a sewing pattern, you see the pattern adjustment line somewhere around the waist line. But because this dress has a ...

It feels a bit odd putting this pattern into most worn as I've only made it this year but I'm already getting lots of wear out of my first hacked Moneta, ...

First up is a super cute but functional bikini top! Sarah's post from the fall on hacking the Marbella tank into a bralette got my wheels spinning.

HUGE thanks to my gorgeously generous husband for the photos and to the shop keepers of Crouch End for letting us use their walls! I made the pattern ...

This is my first time using a Papercut pattern (although the Anima pants pattern has been in my stash for a while), and the first impression was great.

I first started drafting my own dress starting from a t-shirt pattern, and hacking it into a crossover front with plans to add a empire waist maxi skirt.

First off, the Sunny Day has a shirt length, tunic length, and two dress lengths. I made the shirt length on all 3. I made this one with the cutest fox ...

We have released five videos for Utu pinafore pattern, and three for Solina by now. You might find them very helpful especially if you're new to sewing, ...

Another #sneakpeek at the new #naomipattern releasing in our #resortcollection this week 🏖

In My Stride Flounce Skirt

I also made a straight skirt knee length version for my daughter because I've had this unicorn border print forever and she needed a birthday dress for this ...

First up is the Oslo Coat by Tessuti Patterns, a really popular coat pattern that I added to my list of to-makes last year when I decided I was ready to sew ...

How to hack any basic sleeve into a romantic billowy bishop sleeve (& some chat

Here's my first make of 2019, and the first item to cross off of my #makenine list. This is a hack ...

My first Moneta was made from the original pattern and I've worn it extensively in the month since I completed it.

I'm going to go a little wild with the pattern hacking in the coming weeks, so to start off my month of Orla dresses, I thought I'd first make a plain ...

I wanted it from the get-go, but I really wanted it with sleeves…then they released a sleeve pattern hack..and I still waited.

I watched from the sidelines last year but this year I'm excited to participate. I started making my ...

My first attempt at the Esme tunic

New Look Sewing Pattern N6627 Misses' Top, Skirt, And Pants

First, I took the thigh patch piece from the pattern and folded it in half. Given the texture of the moto, you only want it on the front.

There are a lot of gorgeous hacks on Instagram where this pattern is turned into a dress, and after making my first tank, I knew I'd make one too.

I took my favorite shirtdress pattern and hacked it into a crop top. It wasn't intended to be a cropped, but I didn't measure how long it was going to be so ...

Meet the Libby Shirt, our Brand New Pattern!

Little Girl Dress Pattern Hack. Sewing, Part 2

Want to see a different Willamette Shirt to Dress Hack? Check out Michelle's here. Can't get enough of Anna Maria Horner's fabrics? Me either!

The back is cut low, and I know I will get questions about how to make the dress bra-friendly. So… ta da! Pattern hack tutorial!

My inspiration came directly from Catherine of Threadsnips, who snapped up a lovely rare vintage wrap jumpsuit pattern of a similar style to this.

First, I traced the hood pattern piece (at least the bottom part) on some pattern paper. I determined that I wanted my collar around 3 inches tall so I ...

Pattern Details

We have released the Arenas bag pattern last week Its ...

Craftstorming hi-lo hem side seam vent tutorial

I love Maria Denmark's free Kirsten Kimono Tee, which was my second "grown up" make and first successful knit make (after my strange BHL Polly Top in hatchi ...

It has a lot more “flutter” than my first try at this hack. To add to it, I decided to finish the sleeves with a lettuce-edge rolled hem on my serger.

The pattern hacking I did was very minimal to achieve this look. First of all, since this fabric is pretty stretchy, I decided to size down to a small on ...

Pattern Hacking

I'm so excited to be a part of this fun Valentine's Day sewing inspiration blog tour put together by Patterns for Pirates and Made for Mermaids sewing ...

Embroidered Valetta Dress Hack

Can you believe this? It's been two years already since I started selling my very first Compagnie M. sewing pattern, the Mara blouse. Time flies.

In providing your email address, this will enroll you for my monthly newsletter, which will keep you up-to-date on my new patterns, free tutorials, videos, ...

Turn any shorts pattern into boxer shorts

Cricut Hacks Every Crafter Needs To Know!

First, you need a well-fitting t-shirt pattern. I'm using the Cashmerette Concord, which is one of my favourite TNT (tried'n'true) patterns.

I made a few changes to the pattern that used up more fabric than I would have normally used. It was actually very satisfying to see a small pile of cut ...