Have you joined the Simplicity pattern hack-along yet? It’s a super fun challenge where you are encouraged to be as creative as possible with hacking a dressmaking pattern. All you have to do is use one (or multiple) of the 9 Simplicity hacking patterns, hack it in any way you like, and use the hashtag #hackalong so we can see it too.
There are some amazing prizes to be won including a Janome sewing machine and cover stitch! We’re also supporting the Eve Appeal charity by donating a proportion of all the hacking pattern sales to them. Find more information and a list of the eligible patterns here and here.
We’ve also organised a blogger tour to provide you with the best inspiration anyone could wish for. We’re 6 weeks into the challenge so we wanted to show you what we’ve seen from the bloggers so far!
Pattern: Simplicity 8658.
This pattern has been popular so far and we can see why! It’s such a versatile top that can easily be hacked into a dress or even a jumpsuit. The pattern actually includes design hack options like a flounce, extra ruffles, different sleeve and hem styles. Or you can hack it even more and give it your own twist!
Juliet from Sewsonatural used Simplicity 8658 and 8701 to create this fabulous jumpsuit! She went for an asymmetrical design with a fantastic statement sleeve, added cuff, interesting design lines on the bodice and wide legged trousers. She has knocked it out of the park!
Abi from Abi Makes also picked Simplicity 8658, but she turned it into this very romantic knee length smock dress. The peter pan collar she added is also a lovely detail, definitely check out her blog for a close up!
When Sue from Susan Young Sewing saw the Simplicity 8658 pattern she imagined this long midi dress in a lovely stripey fabric. Head to her blog to have a read of her making process, it’s fascinating!
Another amazing jumpsuit! This one is created by Rachel from The Fold Line and she hacked the Simplicity 8888 dress (pattern below) to create this look. Check out her website to see how you can hack a maxi dress into a jumpsuit.
Pattern: Simplicity S8888.
This dress is designed for woven fabrics and design hacking options include different necklines, and different sleeve and length variations.
Brittany from Brittany J. Jones ended up using a different hacking pattern than the 9 that are officially in the hack-along challenge, but that doesn’t make this dress any less amazing! She used Simplicity 8375 and you can read all the information about the transformation on her blog.
Last, but certainly not least is Bianca from Sleepless in Bavaria. She opted for Simplicity 8700 (pattern below) and she’s added loads of fantastic details to make the jacket her own. We love the use of the tie at the front of the jacket. Head over to her blog to read more about how she made this.
Pattern: Simplicity 8700.
This pattern is based on the very on trend utility-style jacket. The design hack options include long or short lengths, differnt pockets, and different waist and sleeve variations.