Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Summer Hack-stravaganza: Cobalt Shorts, Thyme Shirt, & Aurora Raglan

The first entry in the Project Run & Play summer Hack-stravaganza is by Audrey.  She hacked 3 patterns to create this adorable brother/sister coordinating look.  (Scroll to the end for today's giveaway information...)

What patterns do you see here?  On the sister we have the Aurora Raglan hacked into a dress with a circle skirt!  On the brother, we have the Thyme Shirt and the Cobalt Shorts; both of which recommend WOVEN fabrics, sewn with KNIT fabrics!  Ready for the details?

Cobalt Shorts woven to knit details:

This was literally the easiest hack ever!  Because the elastic back allows you to fit the finished garment to the child, NO ADJUSTMENTS were needed to change from using a woven fabric to a knit fabric.  I sewed the Bermuda length with the faux fly option.  I did use a stretch stitch when sewing these Cobalt Shorts.  So easy and FUN!

Thyme Shirt woven to knit details:

Again, this was a super duper easy transformation.  When I measured him, he was between sizes, so I decided to use the smaller size since I was using a knit fabric.  It worked out perfectly!  This is the Thyme Shirt with short sleeves.  I used a stretch stitch, and that's the only adjustment needed!  Such a cute shirt and so easy to make with knit fabric.

Big sister got a maxi Aurora Raglan Dress with a skirt skirt.  She hasn't stopped spinning since...

Aurora with a circle skirt details:

I measured to where the waist is on my girl and used the Aurora Raglan pattern pieces for the bodice, sleeves and ties.  Then I used the Aurora pattern's finished measurements chart and my daughter's waist to ankle measurement to calculate the dimensions of a circle skirt using the By Hand London circle skirt calculator app.  (You can also use the Janie Dress pattern pieces for this if you detest math!)  Once I had the circle skirt cut out, it was simply a matter of sewing it to the Aurora Raglan top and hemming it.  Easy peasy!

For fabric links and more photos of these two in their coordinating clothes, please visit Skirt Fixation.

Today's giveaway information:

Enter to win 2 patterns of your choice from the Project Run & Play shop in and of these 3 ways:

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Follow Audrey on Instagram and comment on her post with these outfits.
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Winner will be drawn at random on July 24.  

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