Hi ya! I'm super excited about this outfit, I modified my beloved M6886. You can check out my original review of the pattern here. This pattern is very popular on pattern review and with sewist around the world. It's a basic knit pattern that can be the foundation for tons of knit and woven garments. Sewist have used this pattern to make T Shirts, dresses, tops, etc, it truly is versatile. To round out this outfit, I also made wide legged pants using Simplicity 8389, if you remember, I made the shorts to S8389. The only modification to the original was I made pants instead of shorts. The construction of the shorts and pants are the same and you can read about the review here. I was challenged to hack M6886 and since I'm not the most creative person, I went looking for inspiration. I found it here from My Daily Threadz, and let me tell you, she slayed this look! I thought to myself, how would this look done thick? and I was off. Beau Jé Designs has been giving some awesome weekly tips on how to take basic patterns and modify them, she is a great resource. There are some very talented people on the interwebs and I'm learning so much.
For the dress, I made view b, I sewed from the underarm down five inches and left the rest of the side seam open. I made the top off the shoulder by cutting three inches down from the shoulder on the front, back and sleeve ensuring everything lined up before cutting my fabric. I then cut a piece of fabric five inches wide and the circumference of the top. I also added a center back seam with seam allowance to the back bodice piece to add shaping. Here's a pictorial I found useful for you visual learners.
I want to hear from you, do you hack (modify) patterns? What are you favorite hacks?