I've been lucky enough to be part of the Pattern Revolution team since it's inception (nearly 2 years ago). I often wonder how I got so lucky to join the team, as I had literally been sewing less than a year at that point. But, maybe, just maybe, it was partly due to my obsessive "hacking" of the only shorts pattern I owned, Brownie-Goose Summer Sailors (blogged HERE and HERE).
Patterns have always been a blank canvas for me. I've never liked to be contained inside the confines of the box, so to speak (unless I'm testing a pattern, of course). When Becca posed the question in the Pattern Revolution group, "What is your sewing superpower?", I knew it was hacking patterns.
Sooo, here's my announcement!! I'm competing in Season 1. Basically, my challenger (Amy of Friends Stitched Together) and I are given the same prompt (think Iron Chef concept, but involving sewing) and we will be judged on several criteria. Head over HERE to read the full details!
Here's our prompt:
~ April Showers ~
"April Showers bring May flowers" - but why wait a month for sunshine and blooming gardens to look fabulous?? Your child will be the most fashionable puddle-jumper there is when you hack two or more apparel* patterns to create a full rainy day ensemble. *non-outerwear patterns only - let's really challenge ourselves!
Remember! As a Hacker contestant, your objective is to find the untapped potential in a pattern, and use it as your blank canvas to paint your masterpiece upon.
This should be interesting, seeing as I've never allowed my girls to jump in puddles. (The mere thought of it makes my anxiety sky-rocket! LOL)
I've got my ideas brewing and my fabrics picked! Any guesses to the direction I may be headed?
Stay tuned.... and be thinking of playing along at home!! Each theme will have a linky party :)