I have been hacking again. Not in the clever, nerdy or illegal way, just in a small way with some fabric and an awesome pattern.
It lends itself well to a top, it’s quite voluminous so perfect for hiding those wobbly bits (my stomach not my boobs!).
I had a lovely lightweight denim from Joys Fabric Warehouse. I bought it with my Frocktails Raffle ticket win (hooray)! It’s a great fabric with a lovely drape. I knew it was going to be good when I washed it and no white lines appeared, you know how it sometimes can with denim.
I also wanted to use the last scraps of my gorgeous vintage floral drill. I had patched my jeans and made a skirt with it and all I needed was a little bit.
I used View A of the Rushcutter, it’s my preferred version. I do like the sleeveless version but there is something rather wonderful about these sleeves. I just can’t resist them.
There was very little to do in order to hack this dress. Obviously reduce the length. I went for a hip length which means no need to deal with pockets.
I also had to change the back panel. I didn’t need a full invisible zip so I closed the back panel seams on my pattern piece and cut it on the fold. This gave me the option of whether to add a short invisible zip or a button closure. I chose the button closure, mainly because I didn’t have the right size zip to hand and also I really liked the pop of the emerald green button. Either would have worked but I like this option. And that was the only change.
Here it is in it’s full glory! I really love the floral panel. I know, it’s impossible for me to make anything plain. Must try harder…
Of course, I couldn’t resist some sky blue bias binding throughout (don’t look too closely!)
I know I am going to wear this to death. It’s such a great fabric and I really like this shape. More of these to come I think.