Patterns for Pirates Cross Back Me Hearties Dress7:26 PM
Did you read my post yesterday about buying LESS patterns ? You might be surprised to hear that I wrote it mostly to stop myself from buying...
Did you read my post yesterday about buying LESS patterns? You might be surprised to hear that I wrote it mostly to stop myself from buying two super cute patterns in the last 2 weeks!
Whew. But since I didn't buy the pattern I was wanting (Simple Life Pattern Company Knit Ayda) I knew I had to be ready with a hack ASAP! And honestly, I feel like this hardly even counts as a hack. So I'm sure you can do it too!
For my hack, I decided to use the Patterns for Pirates Me Hearties. I picked this dress because it was the most similar to the Knit Ayda AND I already owned it. It is a fitted bodice knit dress with circle skirt. When choosing to hack a pattern, you want to start with something as close to the original as possible. If I did NOT own a fitted bodice knit dress, then buying the Ayda would have been a better option.
Please note, this technique can be used with ANY fitted bodice with a solid back to make a cross over back.
-back pattern piece
Draw out a back pattern piece.
Draw the seam allowance on the shoulder. Extend the waist line out at least 2" past the fold line. Make a mark 2" past the fold line
Using your french curve (OR free hand) connect a line from the shoulder seam allowance to the mark made at 2" past the fold line.
Your pattern piece is complete! Instead of cutting 1 on the fold, you will now cut 2 mirror back pieces.