The Simplicity Pattern Hack-Along

This post contains affiliate links, and all opinion are my own. Pattern was provided by Simplicity Patterns and fabric was provided by JOANN.

Hey everyone! I am soooo excited to finally share this top with you, as well as tell you all about this fun collaboration featuring Simplicity Patterns + The Foldline. The Simplicity Pattern Hack Along is helping to raise awareness and funds for The Eve Fund. Simplicity has offered to donate a portion of every hack along pattern purchased in the UK towards The Eve Fund. How great is that!?

How does it work? Head to Sew Direct to read all about the guidelines of this fun event, open to everyone!

For my hack-along project, I chose to use Simplicity 8658 and this really gorgeous dark brown cheetah fabric from JOANN. I decided to crop the top and change up the sleeve by adding a gathered portion half way down the sleeve and a gathered elastic cuff. I’m so so happy with the results and this new addition to my fall/winter wardrobe.

I’m changing things up a little around here and trying something new. Instead of giving you a photo tutorial, I’ve created a Youtube sew along video for anyone who is interested in re-creating this hack- along top. Let me know what you think, and if you want to see more video like this! Find the video for this top here, or scroll down to the bottom of this post.

I was originally inspired to create this top from a RTW blouse I found at Target recently. I had already picked this pattern and realized how similar they were and decided to try re-creating the fun sleeve details for myself. I had also just finished watching Natalie Ebaugh‘s tutorial for her amazing puff sleeves and had my eye out for a similar project where I could try out her inspiring sleeve details. This Target top also had the same cuff finish as Natalie’s dresses, and I was sold. Go check our her instagram for lots of sewing inspiration, she is one of my favorite accounts to follow right now!

This top would be so cute sewn in a double gauze like the inspiration above. SO many great options for this top! Make sure to tag me if you try your hand at this hack-along, I can’t wait to see how you interpret it!

I’m loving these new black jeans I recently picked up from Madewell. My shoes are old. Jewelry is from Ana Luisa: moonstone necklace, horn necklace. I really love layering these two necklaces together.

Thanks to the foldline for inviting me to be apart of this blog tour! This was such a fun project and helped me remember how much I love hacking patterns! Happy sewing everyone!