Our Sis Boom Angie Hack-A-Thon is over and it was a great week. We are rounding up the week in one post so you don’t miss any of these great ideas. Thanks to all our bloggers who participated! We love all your takes on our beloved Angie.
Idle Sunshine teaches you how to use knit for the Angie instead of the traditional woven.
Anna’s Heirloom Boutique teaches you how to do a faux corset!
Inspinration shows you how to redraft the dart into a princess seam and add visible contrasting pockets.
Cookies N Bees – gives the Angie an Hawaiian spin with a fun print, crisscross straps and an uber flattering circle skirt.
Sewing By Ti shows you how to add princess seams on the bust.
Adventures and Bubba and Bug turns our Angie into a lovely and comfortable maternity top.
Tiny Sew Tiny shows you a playful and hip high low knit Angie.
And last but not least, the Crafting Fiend teaches you how to lower the back neckline.
By Idle Sunshine
Hi everyone! Welcome to the first stop on the Sis Boom Patterns Angie Hack-A-Thon Tour! I am so excited to show you my version of the Angie, it’s definitely my new favourite dress.
You might remember in my recent post from the Just For Me January Tour that I am an Angie fan and that I planned to make one in knit fabric!
With most things in life, I like to do a bit of research and then just give it a go. Usually that works out fine… In this case I think I pretty much nailed it!
Let’s take a look at a picture from the original pattern to get a feel for the bones of the dress.
Here’s where the “Hack” comes into it. I decided to make a knit version instead of woven for my hack, partly because I love the drape and most definitely for the comfort and fit. I also decided to reverse the height of the necklines and make the front a high neckline and the back low. I used a quarter circle skirt instead of a gathered one and I added cap sleeves!
continue reading over on Idle Sunshine…..
We love hearing positive reviews of our patterns. Alison and her company, Sew Bee It Clothier, has sewn a lot over her 35+ years as a sewist and she loved working with our Jamie pattern for a client. If you are new to sewing patterns, or love to chat about sewing in general don’t forget to join our Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook page. Give Alison a follow on her social media pages. She has an Etsy Shop and makes lovely robes perfect for bridal parties, bags, and custom dresses and maternity gowns.
I recently had the chance to sew a new-to-me pattern from Sis Boom. I already owned several of the Sis Boom patterns so I was excited to stitch this one up for a dear friend. The bonus was I got to use some fabrics from Jennifer Paganelli’s latest collection, Hotel Frederiksted!
The pdf patterns that Sis Boom offer are second to none. I have years of experience working with other pdf patterns, some of which promptly ended up in the recycle bin! That was due to their poor printing layout, lack of clear, concise directions and just awful fit. The Jamie pdf pattern from Sis Boom was a pleasure to work with and didn’t disappoint! I could easily print THE ONLY SIZE I NEEDED. Included in the pattern is just how to measure for the proper length for the skirt. The Sis Boom patterns are what a pdf pattern should be. The Jamie had many clear color photos. Step by step directions with tips and tricks that even this sewist with 35+ years of experience made me say, “wow!”.
My model was very pleased with the end result. She loved the style of The Jamie and the fact that it was different with a personality all it’s own. (I offered to make her more even!) My model really liked the bright happy colors that the fabric line, Hotel Fred offers. This fabric makes you feel stylish and The Jamie is perfect for a flattering dress! I cannot wait to sew more of this pattern. Give The Jamie a try. You won’t be disappointed!
Alison J. O’Grady
Sew Bee It Clothier