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The Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice Ayala

Happy Friday Lovelies!

Today is my stop on Sofilantjes Patterns Second Anniversary Mashup/Hack Blog Tour! This particular tour is a very fun one because it includes a special shop coupon code, plenty of giveaways and a super fun scavenger hunt! But I’ll tell you more about these and how to enter them after I share my HACK for the tour. *wink* 

I really do enjoy hacking patterns, it actually comes in at a close second to my love for Upcycling. Hacking is fun because I get to think of new and innovative ways to use one pattern to get a different look. From all the lovely PDF patterns of Sofilantjes, I decided to hack the Amare Top and Dress. Fabric used: Michael Miller Fabrics Tweet La Vie.

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“The bodice of the Amare Top and Dress is designed to be as seamless as possible. The only seams are in the front, where the panels are sewn together and in the skirt. The side panels are one part and there are no shoulder seams. All seams in the bodice are enclosed between the main fabric and the lining.There are two length options and two embellishment options. In length you get to choose between top or dress length. The dress is made to hit just below the knee. ” – cited from Sofilantjes.com

I decided to hack this dress 3.5 ways. (I say .5 because it’s not so much a hack as it is a modification to the skirt measurements). For my FIRST Hack I used an invisible zipper instead of buttons/snaps for the back closure. (I’m sure you’re not surprised (haha), you know my obsession with invisible zippers lol). 

The Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice AyalaThe Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice Ayala

For my SECOND hack, I added a square pocket within the inseam of the front of the dress. This was kinda fun to figure out, because the one pocket has two openings kinda like those pockets on sweatshirts.

The Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice AyalaThe Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice Ayala

For my THIRD hack, I added a short ruffled skirt with a narrow hem to the TOP version of the pattern and turned it into a dress. I cut a size 18months per Abbie’s chest measurement and then added a ruffle skirt measuring 5.5in tall  x 3 times the width of the fabric.

The Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice Ayala

Now for the .5 modification, I simply doubled the skirt width to give it a more gathered look. The purpose of this was so that it would look right with a ruffled hem. (See, I told you, it’s not much of a hack) 

The Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice Ayala

The Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice AyalaThe Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice AyalaThe Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice AyalaThe Amare Top & Dress PDF Pattern HACKED by Candice Ayala

And there you have, my hacks for the Amare Dress and Top Pattern. NOW for the fun stuff!

****SCAVENGER HUNT – GIVEAWAY – DISCOUNT****

SCAVENGER HUNT – Seriously, how fun is a cyber scavenger hunt?! The Scavenger Hunt is set up on each stop of today’s blog tour so make sure you to visit all the stops to day and pay keen attention to the posts. Look for one thing that is weird, unusual or out of context. It can be anything from a simple word to a weird random picture or something strange within a picture. I’m sure you’ve spotted mine already and the other’s will be easy to find too! Once you’ve found all 5 of them for todayl, head on over to Sofilantjes Facebook group to submit your answers to win.

GIVEAWAY – It wouldn’t really be an anniversary celebration without a giveaway right? What’s fun about this tour is that each day has it’s own giveaway – this is day 5 of the tour and you have a chance to win NINE (9) PDF Patterns by entering the rafflecopter below:

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DISCOUNT – And if you don’t want to leave it all to chance, use the coupon code CELEBRATE you get a 25% discount on all Sofilantjes patterns (bundles excluded) during the blog tour.

If you’d like to check out more of the patterns, hacks and tutorials on this tour, be sure to stop by these other blogs: From a Box – Paisley Roots – Pattern Revolution – SewSophieLynn – Beri Bee Designs – Sprouting Jube Jube – Coral and Co. – Create 3.5 – Jennifer for Sofilantjes – Bellevi – Vaahtokarkkimonsteri – Sew Journers – Inspinration – MoonStar – Lucky Mie – Nononsonsmoms – Pienkel – Tales of a Tester – Adventures with Bubba and Bug – All things Katy – Candice Ayala – Rebel and Malice – Liesellove

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And that’s it for today guys! I hope you try all your chances at winning with all these wonderful sponsors the prices are sure to be amazing! may the giveaway gods be with you!!

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Talk to you soon!! xoxo

love-candice

**This blog post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own.

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