All the hacks - DIY Shoreline Boatneck
VERSION #1 - I added ruffles to both sides of the top and added a neckband instead of facing. The fabric is a hemp and organic cotton knit from Blackbird Fabrics. Once I put the front and back together, I cut the sides (2 inches wide) from the mid-point to the hem, gathered a strip of knit (3inches wide), and inserted that. I have added a diagram below.
VERSION #2 - For this 'many faces' version, I simply shortened the pattern slightly and added a neckband. The fabric was fun enough on its own so I wanted to keep it simple. I bought this fabric from my local Fabricland store. I wish I had bought more! In both photos, I have paired this fun top with Skye Joggers and my hacked version of The Tillery Skirt which are both patterns by Blankslate as well! (aff links)
VERSION #3 - I wanted a peplum look for this third version and decided to add gathers to make it a little fun. Apart from it being slightly too high than I would normally prefer, I think it turned out great! This knit fabric is also from my local Fabricland store.
VERSION #4, #5, #6, and #7 - I made the four versions below over two years ago during the Fall season. A split sleeve with ties, an cold-shoulder version, and two embellished versions - one with rhinestones and the other has reindeers. The full blog post and photos can be found here.
Do you have a pattern you love to hack? I have a couple patterns I have hacked multiple times but this is by far my most hacked pattern and I am not planning to stop any time soon.