Added Jan 29, 2012
Step One: Make an awesome skirt by hacking Colette Pattern’s Ginger and making it resemble a cute colour blocked number from ModCloth.
Step Two: Love the skirt so much but realise you have no top to wear with it. Console self with creme egg/s.
Step Three: Grab some awesome Japanese poplin from your stash and make a cute Colette Patterns Sorbetto with sleeves.
Step Four: Be super proud and take silly photos with an umbrella.
So, this modified Ginger (or Ginger Hack as I fondly call her) was my first ever attempt at modifying a pattern. And I’m not going to lie- it was simultaneously scary and crazy awesome! I went with a pattern I had used before, removed the vertical seam and added a coloured band at the bottom. It was such a great learning curve and I made several mistakes but made it to Awesometown by the end!
The Sorbetto was a bit of a challenge as I had not bought enough fabric to easily cut the pattern and had to get crazy. I used the sleeve modification from Claire at Sew, Incidentally and after adding a bit of length turned out a treat.
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Sorbetto Blouse: Japanese Poplin
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