Happy Saturday Guys!
I very rarely post on the weekend, because I’m usually at my “for real job” but I thought why wait until Monday to share with you my hack for the Michael Miller Challenge?! (haha) I was super excited to learn about Michael Miller Fabric’s Pattern Hack Challenge – you know how much I go gaga for Michael Miller Fabrics so the decision to participate in this challenge was a no brainer! The challenge suggests that you hack any pattern, making very small changes or very big changes to the pattern using any fabric from Michael Miller. I had the perfect pattern and fabric in mind!
While pattern testing the Rebel Girl Party Dress by Bella Sunshine Designs I thought it would make for an even more adorable dress WITH pockets! So with Melissa’s blessing, I hacked the Rebel Girl Party Dress making an addition and a few small changes.
Here are my hacks:
1. I created the dress using Michael Miller Delightful Daisy Flutter Midnight and added peek-a-boo pockets (I don’t even know if thats a term, I think I just kinda made that up lol) using contrasting fabric from the same collection called Cottage Path Strawberry.
2. For the skirt lining, I sewed it in backwards so that if it were ever seen you would see the right side of the fabric. (When we get to the action pics you’ll see what I mean 😉 )
3. I used snaps instead of a button hole and button.
4. Instead of a blind hem I used a twin needle, my thread matched the color inside the butterfly so perfectly I couldn’t help but show it off.
And there you have it, 4 little hacks made to an awesome pattern! Now for action pics!
I really love how soft and flowing this particular cotton is.
Then she discovered the dress had pockets! haha! See what I mean about the turing the lining right side out?
How darling are those pleats!?!
If you like the Rebel Girl Party Dress as much as I do you should probably snag the pattern for your self soon! You can find it HERE. The challenge doesn’t end until August 25th, 2015 so I may find myself hacking another pattern, but we shall see if time is on my side. Thank you for stopping by today guys! Wishing you a safe and fantastic weekend! We’re experiencing a heat wave in Cali, so stay hydrated wherever you are! xoxo
8 thoughts on “The Michael Miller Fabrics Pattern Hack Challenge”
Another great piece! love this little dress and the treatment to that back is over the top!
Thank you so much Michelle! =)
This dress is so darling! I love the dress pattern, fabric combinations and the cute little model. I gotta remake it! It’s so adorable. I love your kid’s creations!
Thank you so much Kat! =) Can’t wait to see your creation too! =)
Wow! This is stunning.
Thank you so much Vanessa =)
This is beautiful! I love the fabric choice and the dress is adorable and so is the little model, job well done!
Thank you so much Darlene =)