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Enlighten: Hacks, Mods, and Mashes

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Enlighten: Hacks, Mods, and Mashes

The Enlighten pattern released earlier this week and now we are ready to share with you some of the hacks, mods, and pattern mashes that our testers came up with.  First up is making the bodice a crop top.  This is a pretty straight forward one.  You simply cut and sew the bodice per the tutorial.  Then to finish, add a band in the height of your choice.  It can be as tall or as short as you like based on your preferences.  If you want a finished band height of 4in, cut your fabric 8in tall since it will...

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Empowered: Crop Top Hack

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Empowered: Crop Top Hack

Turning the Empowered pattern from Unleashed patterns into a reversible crop top / bralette.

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More hacks for Persistent

More hacks for Persistent

Wow what a fun release week this has been!  I don't think we've ever seen so many hacks on a newly released pattern but we are loving all the creativity.  Yesterday we posted about the full zip hack to make Persistent a jacket.  Today we have a few more hacks to share with you that are fun and super easy. In a previous post we showed you how to skip the zipper and still attach the hood or collar.  Well what about attaching a neckband instead?  Yes you can do that too!  Generally speaking neckbands are about 85% of the...

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Persistent Full Zip Hack

Persistent Full Zip Hack

We are back with another hack on the Persistent Quarter Zip pullover pattern.  Why stop at quarter zip when you do a full zipper and make it into a jacket?  Lizzy from Des and Dell did just that and I must say it turned out AMAZING!  Lizzy was kind enough to take photos of her hack and we are sharing them with you today. For this hack you'll need a separating zipper as well as lightweight interfacing like SF101.  A 30" length zipper was used here but you might need a shorter or longer zip depending on size and height. Cut...

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Persistent as a no Zip Pullover

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Persistent as a no Zip Pullover

We just released the Persistent Quarter Zip Pullover pattern and our testers have already 'hacked' it up to give it even more options.  I know some people just want a quick sew pattern and others do not want to sew a zipper, so in this post I'll give a quick overview of what to do if you want to skip installing a zipper.   The hood is normally cut as mirror images so there is a seam at the center front for the zipper, but we no longer need that seam.  Fold the fabric over just enough for your hood piece to fit. ...

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