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…..