Hey, friends! Have you seen the new top from Ellie and Mac? The Book Club top is adorable!! I love the V color blocking and the loose sweater fit of this top. It's so much fun and leaves so many options for customizing.
Recently I wrote a blog for Ellie and Mac about how to do an FBA on the Book Club top. Tops with color blocking across the chest can be complicated to do an FBA on and I wanted to be sure that everyone who needed an FBA would be able to do it with minimal complications. The blog has not yet been published, but when it is, I will come back with a direct link.
Well, in the process of writing this blog I discovered that I really wanted to hack the double V color blocking into a single V and then I had about 3 million other ideas but I can only make one at a time and even then I'm still learning how to take photos to show how I hack things, so I hope a single photo and some great explanations will get you there.
The first thing I did was trace out the pattern in my size with my adjustments and then I just taped the top and middle sections of the pattern together and treated them as one piece. The photo above shows the sleeve but the back and front pieces are going to be treated the same. Oh, I bet this top would be adorable with the middle and bottom piece treated as one and just the top piece be separate from the others and with a V-neck! See, so many ideas! This technique is also great for making a solid top. The fit of this sweater is awesome. I can definitely see why one would want to make the Book Club in a multitude of styles.
I know, pretty lame pattern hack, but I'm still trying to get a hold of this whole slow-down-and-take-photos thing. I keep forgetting to take it easy and enjoy the process, but I'm working on getting better, I think.
Have you ever used this kind of pattern hack? What is your favorite pattern to hack?