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!
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.
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. 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! 🙂 Now cut fabric and assemble as usual. 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!
Ta-da Now you have a great slouchy one should hack!
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!