Sewing The Silk Road Dress - Liberty Jane Pattern Hack!

Hi Everyone! This week I'm jumping in to share a super cute pattern hack of the Silk Road Dress design! After a bit of experimentation and creative thinking, I've settled on a darling little top made by tweaking a few pieces and modifying the construction just ever so slightly!

The original design included several great elements that I wanted to keep when modifying it into a top. The wrap & tie front, of course! But I also wanted to keep the cross over back neckline, while removing the double wrap element. Watch the video below to follow my process and see how I modified the pieces to create this cute little top!



To get started, you'll need to download the Thimbles and Acorns Silk Road pattern. Look over the pattern, review the supply list and gather up all the necessary fabrics and supplies.


To make the top, you need just a 1/4 yard of fabric. Other than that, the supplies are the same.

     Tutorial Highlights:

    • Start - 4:15 Overview and pattern piece modification.
    • 4:15 - 5:10 Cut pieces and construction
    • 5:10 - 7:50 Instruction modification for the Neckline/Back
    • 7:50 - 9:20 Back Construction, side seams
    • 9:20 - End Finishing the top

    The main changes to this pattern are the modification to remove the "double wrap" which alters the construction method a bit. 

    When following the pattern instructions, you'll want to stop at Step 5 and sew the lining to the fabric along the neckline as shown in the hack video.

    Instead of tacking the ties down where marked on the original pattern, they will be placed in the underarm side seams 1/2" down from the raw edge (one in the lining on wearer's left and one in the fabric on wearer's right). The two ties in the front are the same.

    Sew the side seams after you have overlapped the back as shown in the hack video!

    You can continue to add trim or simply finish the top without trim - the choice is yours!


     Week Two Task:

    • Watch the Sew-Along Pattern Hack video and follow along with your project.
    • Show us what you're working on and post your questions in the facebook group under the announcement video for this month. Be sure to tag Shari, so she sees your questions and can respond quickly!
    • Check out the Ultimate Resource Guide for fabric and supply sources. (Find this in the SWC Bonuses section)
    • Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing.




    December 13, 2019

    that is so cute! could you please add that hack into the pattern when you run any update on it?


    December 12, 2019

    Marvelous job on this Hack Cinnamon!


    December 11, 2019

    Love, love, love! Can’t wait to try this!!!


    December 10, 2019

    OMgoodness. Amazing conversion. Thank you.

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