We are very excited to announce the Simplicity Pattern Hack-Along! We have selected nine patterns from the Simplicity Pattern Hacking range and you can join in by choosing one of the patterns and hack it! Pattern hacking, customising, call it what you will, sewers have long been adapting and altering patterns to create truly unique pieces for their wardrobe. The Simplicity Pattern Hacking range was developed with that creativity in mind, providing the basics for sewers to design and personalise their look.
We’re inviting sewers world-wide to join us on our Global Simplicity Pattern Hack-Along adventure, sharing their creations on our social media platforms. It’s super-easy to take part, just choose your pattern(s), and decide which of the three categories is right for your finished garment.
The three categories are:
Daywear: the kind of ever-useful pieces we reach for everyday!
Party: dressed-up occasions, from glam evening to smart wedding!
Unique vintage: influenced by your favourite fashion decade!
Pattern: Simplicity 8378. These trousers are designed and sized for stretch knits. It’s a pull-on style with an elasticated waist and the pattern includes two leg widths plus ideas for design hacking.
Pattern: Simplicity 8658. This raglan sleeve top has button fastens at the back neck. The design hack options include flounce, ruffles, sleeve and different hem styles.
Pattern: Simplicity 8700. This utility-style jacket includes a classic collar and different patch pockets. Design hack options include long or short lengths, pockets, waist and sleeve variations.
Pattern: Simplicity 8701. These wide-leg fly-front trousers are designed for woven fabrics. Design hacking options include leg length variations.
Pattern: Simplicity 8888. This panelled maxi dress is designed for woven fabrics. Design hacking options include neckline, sleeve and length variations.
Pattern: Simplicity 8991. This top has a soft-cowl neckline, side-front and back seams, and grown-on sleeves. It’s suitable for soft lightweight woven and double knits and it can be constructed using an overlocker.
Pattern: Simplicity 8992. This button-down dress or cardigan includes options for pattern hacking. Plus different garment length and sleeve length variations. This pattern is designed and sized for stretch knit fabrics only and it can be constructed using an overlocker.
Pattern: Simplicity 8929. This skirt pattern includes options for design hacking with different length and style options. It’s a pull-on style with an elasticated waist and it’s designed for woven fabrics.
Pattern: Simplicity 8930. This short dress pattern includes design hacking options to create tops. This pattern is designed and sized for stretch knit fabrics.
Each week, an invited blogger from the UK, US and Australia will post their inspirational make AND we’ll be sharing news through our UK and US social media, blogs and newsletters. We’re delighted to again be supporting The Eve Appeal, which raises vital awareness of and funds research into gynaecological cancers. Simplicity Ltd will be making a contribution to the charity for every ‘Hack-Along’ pattern purchased in the UK during the event.
At the end of the Hack-Along we’ll choose our favourites from your posts in the three design categories. There’s the chance to WIN Sewing or Coverstitch Machines from our friends at Janome and Goody Bags from Simplicity and our sister brands.
You can email your entries (don’t forget to include pattern number and category) to [email protected].
Hack in any way, using any of the nine selected multi-size patterns. Mix pattern pieces (but only from this selection) or add your own pattern pieces. Share your makes on social media telling us the pattern number(s) you have used and don’t forget to use the right hashtag: #hackalongday, #hackalongnight, or #hackalongvintage!