Hacking Nora and a Sale!

Did you all go buy Liverpool yesterday? No? It is still on sale at Amelia Lane Designs. Save 15% off! Better not wait too long because some of it has already sold out!

Liverpool Promo Hanna

So the fabric I am using today is Hanna. Hanna is another beautiful floral print on Liverpool. My original plan was to make an off the shoulder top as several have popped up in my social media lately and I was sorta loving it. I checked out the new releases and they weren’t in my size range. This annoys me so much. I understand that not every company can make every size and style and not everyone will be happy, but may I hate when I want something and can’t have it…so I am hacking Nora. I have made one other Nora from the DIBY Club. You can see it here.

ALD- Hanna Liverpool (4)

So the first thing I needed to tackle is the Off the shoulder look. Nora doesn’t come this way, but I am using it because it is a great base pattern and I hadn’t used it is so long.ย  I had decided I was going to size up two sizes. I did this for two reasons. One- Liverpool is much less stretchy than most knits and Two- I wanted the comfy slouchy look. The first thing we need to do it make a full pattern instead of using the “Cut on the Fold” technique is open up the neckline. I just printed it again, assembled another half, cut it out, and flipped it over and taped the halves together. I didn’t remove the seam allowance because I intended to make this shirt oversized anyhow. I wanted only one shoulder to be slouchy so I used my rotary cutter to widen the neckline. My pattern then looked like this. I used this as a guide to make the Back Bodice match, but be careful you are adjusting the correct shoulder since the back has a seam. I choose to do elbowish length sleeves with skinny bands. To recalculate my neckband I simply measured around the opening then multiplied that number by 85%. Whaaaala! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now cut fabric and assemble as usual.ย  I did the split side seam option instead of a band and added 3 inches of length to the pattern to continue my slouchy look!img_3701.jpg

Ta-da Now you have a great slouchy one should hack!

ALD- Hanna Liverpool (2)

Here is a direct link to the New Arrival Sale at Amelia Lane Designs. This print is called Hanna. You only have one more day to shop! Don’t miss out! ALD offers super fast shipping and of course beautiful fabrics!

Pattern Details:

This is a HACKED Nora from DIBY Club.

I am wearing it over a Virginia Tank. My favorite tank by 5oo4.

ALD- Hanna Liverpool (3)ALD- Hanna Liverpool

Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs donโ€™t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with youโ€ฆ So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, โ€œI like your shirt.โ€ and you will smile and say, โ€œThanks, I made it.โ€ You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn