So, I am getting much more confident with my dressmaking, so much so that I am delving into the world of pattern hacking. Well when I say pattern hacking I mean adjusting the neckline on a pattern. But it’s a start and its definitely getting my creative juices going.
Ruffle Sleeve Top
Let me explain in more detail. The Ruffle Sleeve Top, designed by In The Folds and available as a free download from peppermintmagazine.com is a favourite pattern of mine. I originally made this blouse last year using my Nana’s old curtains.
Always one for recycling vintage fabric when I can, my Nana’s curtains were at least 50 years old. A beautiful floral barkcoth that I knew would be ideal for this pattern. I added length to the bodice and some inseam pockets but apart from that I made it as per the design.
I love wearing it but I do prefer to have a higher neck, roll neck or ruffle style collar as opposed to a V-neck. I just don’t like that cold, bare feeling around my neck, unless I add layers underneath. Which, if you know me I do love to layer my outfits.
So, I decided to make this pretty blouse again but change the neckline. … Read More...