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Hack-a-Thon Blog Tour Day Four

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Day FOUR!!!!

This blog tour is so much fun - I just love seeing all the creativity of these bloggers and having the chance to be creative myself.

Today I'm going a bit gaga over the hack that Alyssa has come up with.  When she asked me for the Women's Button Up, the Waterfall Front piece from the Phresh Balzer, and the Hood of the Provence Pea Coat; I'll admit that I had no clue what she was up to.  But OMG, I am in love and I want it for ME!!!!!!!!!!  
Ok - go on over to The Sewing Goatherd to check out all the pictures and see exactly how Alyssa hacked these patterns together to create this amazingness.


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My hack today features this stunning watercolor floral from Buttons&Bibs (this is a sneak of R2 which will be opening soon!).  It was such a stroke of serendipity, I had just told my bloggers that this month would be all about hacking patterns when I happened to see a post from Kristi offering a sample sewing spot if you drew a picture of how you would use the fabric in a pattern hack... now I LOVE fabric, so I figured I'd throw my hat in the ring, and I got picked, WOHOOOO!!!
While the temps might be turning cooler, my girl is still obsessed with tank style tops and dresses - there was this one winter that she wore spaghetti strap sun dresses to preschool every day through January and February.  Hmmmmm, maybe she is like her mama and just doesn't like to be hot.  Anyway, I knew that I wanted to hack the Tutu Twirl to have a racer back - becasue racer backs are awesome, and I'm finishing up a killer dress that has a racer back as an option and I knew I could mash the two patterns together with no guesswork.

For this Hack, you will need the Tutu Twirl and the (coming super soon) Circ-tacular Set....yeah, we're still working on that name ;op

  • The top of the racing back dress bodice is narrower at the chest than the Tutu Twirl (TTT) becasue they have different intended fits.  But don't let that throw you off!  Simply line up the racing back bodice on the fold line of the TTT evenly level at the bottom of the armscye.  Trace the top of the racer back to the armscye and draw a new side seam connecting from that point to the bottom of the TTT bodice.




  • I used bands to finish the neck and armscyes - to calculate the length, just measure your opening and multiply by .8 - .85 depending on the stretch and recovery of your binding fabric.
  • Then sew as instructed in the TTT pattern for the sleeveless version.


YAY a new tunic with all the sass and all the twirl!!!










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Don't miss out on any of the stops along the tour!!!!

9/24
Jess of Jot Designs

9/25

9/26


9/27

9/28
Patricia of Sew Far North
Livia of Liviality


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