Yesterday we got to see how a fabric designer hacks a pattern and today we get insight into the creative mind of a pattern designer hacking a pattern! Today’s hack comes from Betsy Blodgett, one of the creative forces behind Indygo Junction. Be sure to hop over to the Indygo Junction blog to see Betsy’s hack. She turned one of her own patterns, The Gathered Back Top and Tunic, into a great sleeveless top in the Seedlings fabric and it’s scrumptious. Plus, I heard a rumor that she is running a giveaway of the pattern. Wahoo! A chance to sew up your own bit of awesome!
Are you a pattern hacker!?!
I’m loving all of the amazingness packed into The Great Pattern Hack and I hope you are too! Are you pattern hacking yourself? Following along with Jess, Kait, Jane, myself ,Rachael and Tamara!? Grab some Michael Miller fabric and show off what you made so you can play too! Hack a pattern and boldly 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.
It’s been so fun to see your creations so far! Keep ’em coming. There will be even more giveaways throughout the hop—fabric and patterns!
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 :: Jessica and Ericka at Violette Threads
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!!!
very pretty. I am sure that this is beyond me. I’m a follow the pattern stitcher.
Melissa Q. says
You might be surprised Jane! A small change here and there can really build your confidence. If you are good at following patterns I’m betting you’ve gained the kind of skills that can troubleshoot a pattern hack 🙂 ! p.s. You don’t know until you try, right?