Wow, what a month! Pattern hacking really is one of the best bits of sewing, and can exponentially expand your sewing and wardrobe. Here’s a round up of the various guides to pattern hacking that we’ve been treated to all month by our awesome contributors:
Meg kicked us off with an introduction to what pattern hacking is and a great post collecting up existing plus size pattern hacks done by curvy sewists – there is so much inspiration. Carolyn also shared her thoughts on pattern hacking – she is a true expert!
Mary Alice shared great pattern hacking tips, together with examples of her amazing makes.
Did you know there’s now a pattern hacking line from Simplicity? Meg treated us to a review of the pants, and while she discovered they didn’t really meet her idea of a “hack” (rather just alternative views), the final result was cute!
I always love seeing how Andie transforms regular sewing patterns into Cosplay costumes! She wrote a post with advice for getting these fun looks.
Next up, I shared a tutorial for turning any t-shirt into a swing top or dress – I have plenty of these in my wardrobe!
Tricia wrote a great post on how to transform any pants into tie-front wrap pants.
More pattern hacking inspiration from Michelle: she hacked the Cashmerette Lenox Shirtdress into a shirt in the style of the Deer and Doe Bruyere – a great alternative to grading up an existing pattern by many sizes.
For something totally different, Yvette transformed a turkish folkwear pattern into a summer dress!
Kelly wrote a fascinating in-depth post on how to draft your own hoodie pattern, and then hack different features.
Michelle wrote a book review on “Sew Many Dresses, So Little Time” which has mix and match patterns to make lots of different dress types
Gillian is a master of pattern hacking, and shared four ways to hack cardigan styles from a simple t-shirt style
And finally, an ingenious hack from Meg, adding a drawstring feature to a t-shirt. Deceptively simple to make but very impactful!
Phew! I hope you found lots of inspiration and confidence from this month’s theme. We’d love to see what you create using pattern hacking techniques -make sure to use the hashtag #CSCMakes on Instagram so we can give you a virtual high five!