Hi Everyone! Let's talk about - Creating unique looks with pattern hacks!
Throughout this 4 part topic, we will cover a variety was to hack your patterns! There are so many ways to mix things up and create unique designs. You can combine pieces from different patterns, I call this one a "mash-up", or tweak an existing piece to add a new design element (this is a traditional hack), or lengthen part of the design (a simple hack), and so much more! I'm really excited about this opportunity to go deep into this topic!
I'll be demonstrating these methods while sewing a variety of Liberty Jane designs to help illustrate how the basic techniques and methods are used. Follow along to understand my thought process, it may seem unconventional, but that's what makes it fun!
There are so many things you can do once you take the fear out of "pattern hacking". It's going to be a fun course!
Are you ready? Let's go...
Watch the overview video for this months topic:
Then, Jump over to the SWC Facebook group to give me some design plan challenges!
Here's a video that was also part of the Sewing Specialty Fabrics course, in this one I show a bit of the process for creating matching dance costumes for my daughter. This is how it all started for me. Once people saw these scaled down miniature versions of the designs I was being asked all the time to recreate things as custom orders. I love to do this, I am constantly flipping garments inside out at the store or collecting images of new fashions to scale down and recreate.
Patterns Used For this Topic (this week):
Liberty Jane T-shirt
Liberty Jane Swimsuit
Next week: Starlight Gala & Blossom
Week One task:
Next Tuesday - Part 2: We'll do some pattern hacking with the Blossom Dress and Starlight Gala Dress patterns.
Interested in more pattern hacks? We have a whole blog dedicated to them on Pixie Faire. Here are a few links to some of my favorite:
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