Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Hack-stravaganza Pattern Tour

I love pattern hacking so when I heard about the Hack-stravaganza Pattern Tour from Project Run and Play, I immediately applied.  Lately, I have not been sewing much. The tour was the perfect excuse to sew some things my daughter would love. The tour is awesome for you too because it provides explicit tutorials on how to create the hacked looks. Like the others, I wrote a tutorial for my look on the Project Run and Play page.

Our middle daughter's favorite look is a pair of trousers combined with a short top. The skin on her legs usually itches and to avoid scratching it open she prefers to wear long trousers. The wide shape and light weighted fabric makes them very comfortable, even in summer. When I saw the Abby Marigold pants from the Wolf in the tree, I knew they would be the perfect base for her favorite kind of trousers. The only thing they needed were pockets and elastic at the bottom to avoid her from stepping on them and still make them long enough to not outgrow them within weeks.

Because she was not low on short-sleeved tops I made her a Fall sweater. I used the Foliis pattern from Sofilantjes and turned the short jacket into a short sweater. I LOVE that hood.  She herself has no problem with a visible belly button but to avoid a very cool Fall I chose made the high yoga band option on the trousers. This way, she has a short top but still no skin showing. The next sweater that I will make with the hack, yes more will have to follow, will be slightly longer though.

Besides not much sewing, I also have not found much time for blogging. So when I screen printed these awesome shirts with a Project Run and Play digital design last September (has my blogging dip been that long already...) they never made the blog. One thing about screen printing that I love it that you can make it as easy or complicated as you want and an earlier cut stencil gives a print within a few minutes. The plain sweater that I sewed was the perfect canvas to re-use a part of that earlier cut print. I only used the "adventure" part but I think it looks super cool.

To celebrate the Hack-stravaganza tour I am allowed to give away two patterns from the Project Run and Play store. The choice of patterns is up to you, so either these two or two very different ones. The only thing that you have to do is follow me and Project Run and Play on Instagram and respond to my Instagram post.