Pattern Hacks & Modifications

Overlapped Cuffs: The Explorer Cloak

Hi there! I'm Anisha from @SASSYCreationsByAnisha on Facebook. I got the chance to test Kristy's new Explorer Cloak, and, like Carina (see her post on adding a lining!) I often seem to have a hard time resisting the urge to add a little extra something. This time around, I didn't have any matching knit or… Continue reading Overlapped Cuffs: The Explorer Cloak

Pattern Hacks & Modifications

Lining a Jacket: The Explorer Cloak

Hello! I'm Carina, an avid hobby sewist, stay at home mum, and first time blog writer. I participated in the test for the Explorer Cloak from Buttons & Bibs, and because I can't resist adding extra touches to everything I make, I felt compelled to add a lining and some piping to the contoured version… Continue reading Lining a Jacket: The Explorer Cloak

Pattern Hacks & Modifications

The fully lined sleeveless bodice: Burrito method.

Over the years, I've really come to love the look of a sleeveless dress bodice.  I love it even more when there is no top stitching, neck binding, or arm bands - the finished product just looks so simple and classy! It has been many years since I've made a garment where this technique was… Continue reading The fully lined sleeveless bodice: Burrito method.

Pattern Hacks & Modifications

Bunnyhug Zipper Hack – modifying the pattern pieces

My daughter is in the 98th percentile for height and has been growing exponentially since the day she was born.  She was outgrowing her clothes faster than I could buy or make them and it was becoming quite expensive and exhausting!  Then I discovered the Apple Tree Grow-with-me patterns - they are a total game-changer… Continue reading Bunnyhug Zipper Hack – modifying the pattern pieces