Posts Tagged ‘Indigo fabric’

Bohemian Trevi Top :: contrast yoke and tassels

Bohemian Trevi Top :: With a contrast yoke and bright yellow tassels || sewn by a happy stitch

Most of the time as I am working with a pattern, I think up a million ways to hack it. “It’s a tunic!” “Oooh, a twofer dress!” “AND, even a romper!!!”  But by the time I finish with the intended garment I discard all of my pattern hack ideas and quietly move on. I leave my little pattern hack ideas behind to languish and die. Well, I am happy to report I listened to the “please hack me” voice this time with my Trevi Top and the voice was right!  My trevi top DID want to become a bohemian Trevi Top with a contrast yoke and bright yellow tassels! It really did! Guys, I managed to create my favorite shirt ever with this hack. Hello happy, hippy, bohemian Trevi Top!  You are here just in time for summer. (more…)

The Great Pattern Hack :: Delia Creates

Great Pattern Hack _ Delia Randall

Look at that sweet face in such a fantastic dress! I’m so excited that Delia Randall is joining us for the last day of The Great Pattern Hack.  Delia’s style is what I would classify as effortless/meticulous/classy/playful.  There should be a name for this…maybe it’s classic? Either way, I admire her stitching so much!  Her pattern hack sets the same standard. She walks through, in beautiful, clear detail, how to alter a dress with a zipper to have a button closure.  It’s such a small tweak but a really hard to do successfully! And Delia shows how to do it with ease.  I’ll be pinning this one for sure!

Fabric: Delia used Indigo Yukie fabric (one of my favorites, too) and a Cotton Couture solid for the pockets.  Pattern: She tweaked the always-fantastic Sunki Dress from Figgy’s. (It’s my dream that Figgy’s would upsize all their patterns to womens size…how great would that be! I want all of them for myself but especially a Nituna or the Zephyrs, definitely Ayashe…yup, just all of them!)

I can’t believe it’s the last day of the Great Pattern Hack! I’m so sad! It’s been unbelievably fun and inspiring to see everyone’s amazing pattern hacks and I don’t know what I will do with myself when I don’t have another delightful surprise waiting for me.  Hmm…maybe the fun will keep going?  Might just have to watch and see! 🙂

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Are you a pattern hacker? There is still time to play along!
I hate when blog hops feel like a party I didn’t get invited to and I don’t want this one to feel that way to anyone!  Do you tweak your patterns and stitch up magic, too? Then join in! Grab some Michael Miller fabric and show us your skills! Hack a pattern, any pattern, and share your creation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Make sure to tag your photos so we can find you– @michaelmillerfabrics and @ahappystitch and use the hashtags #GreatPatternHack #MichaelMillerFabrics #AHappyStitch .

No time to stitch something new? Leave a comment and tell me about your favorite pattern hacking experience.  Let’s inspire each other, my fellow sewing ninjas!

There will be a surprise and some giveaways tomorrow so the fun isn’t completely over —thank goodness!

The Great Pattern Hack team:
Monday 6/29 :: kick off with Jess Abbott from The Sewing Rabbit
Tuesday 6/30  :: Kait Witte from Making it Fun (Michael Miller Fabrics)
Wednesday 7/1  :: Flash Giveaway Day!
Thursday 7/2  :: Jane Kohlstein from Buzzmills
Friday 7/3  :: Me!  A Happy Stitch
Monday 7/6  ::  Rachael Gander at Imagine Gnats
Tuesday 7/7  :: Tamara Serrao at Kaya Joy
Wednesday 7/8  :: Betsy Blodgett from Indygo Junction
Thursday 7/9  :: Laura Titchner from Craftstorming
Friday 7/10  :: Kristin Timm from Skirt As Top
Saturday 7/11  :: Celina Bailey at Petit A Petit and Family
Monday 7/13  :: Celina Bailey at Petit A Petit and Family
Tuesday 7/14  :: Sanae from Sanae Ishida
Wednesday 7/15  :: Erin Sundet at Sewbon
Thursday 7/16 ::  Delia Randall from Delia Creates

Friday 7/17 :: Wrap up {and Surprise Giveaway!}

The Great Pattern Hack :: Erin from Sewbon

The Great Pattern Hack  Erin from Sewbon

It’s the second to last day of The Great Pattern Hack! I can hardly believe it.  So many fun hacks! Today’s pattern hack is no different. Oh yes, the amazingness keeps on coming!

The lovely and talented Erin from Sewbon has hacked the Senna Tote from Willow & Co using fabric from the luxurious Indigo collection and transformed it into a laptop-friendly tote perfect for brightening up her work shlep.  Pretty genius that Erin is, right? She includes wonderfully detailed instructions for how to make your own padded Senna Tote so be sure to pop over and check out the whole tutorial!

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Are you a pattern hacker!?!
I’m getting sad that we are nearing the end of The Great Pattern Hack.  Have you seen the Pinterest board with all the hacks? It’s fantastic!

Are you pattern hacking?  Following along? Join us!  Grab some Michael Miller fabric and show off what you made so you can play too!  Hack a pattern and share your creation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Make sure to tag your photos so we can find you– @michaelmillerfabrics and @ahappystitch and use the hashtags #GreatPatternHack #MichaelMillerFabrics #AHappyStitch.

Even though the blog tour is nearing an end, the fun is not! Tomorrow, Delia will show us what she made! Plus, there will be even more exciting giveaways coming soon—fabric and patterns! Be sure to check back! You won’t want to miss it *wink*.

The Great Pattern Hack team:
Monday 6/29 :: kick off with Jess Abbott from The Sewing Rabbit
Tuesday 6/30  :: Kait Witte from Making it Fun (Michael Miller Fabrics)
Wednesday 7/1  :: Flash Giveaway Day!
Thursday 7/2  :: Jane Kohlstein from Buzzmills
Friday 7/3  :: Me!  A Happy Stitch
Monday 7/6  ::  Rachael Gander at Imagine Gnats
Tuesday 7/7  :: Tamara Serrao at Kaya Joy
Wednesday 7/8  :: Betsy Blodgett from Indygo Junction
Thursday 7/9  :: Laura Titchner from Craftstorming
Friday 7/10  :: Kristin Timm from Skirt As Top
Saturday 7/11  :: Celina Bailey at Petit A Petit and Family
Monday 7/13  :: Celina Bailey at Petit A Petit and Family
Tuesday 7/14  :: Sanae from Sanae Ishida
Wednesday 7/15  :: Erin Sundet at Sewbon
Thursday 7/16 ::  Delia Randall from Delia Creates

Friday 7/17 :: Wrap up {and Surprise Giveaway!}

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