Pattern Hack: Evie Dress

Yesterday, I had my stop on the Winged Blog Tour post up on the blog. I hope you get a chance to take a peek at it and some of the other stops, too. There are some fabulously creative ladies representin’ Bonnie Christine and Art Gallery Fabrics on this tour!
Pattern Hack- Evie with Sleeves- Snickerdoodle Stew

Anyway, I promised a tutorial on how to add sleeves from the Izzy & Ivy Tallulah pattern to their Evie pattern. (You can purchase these patterns HERE!) This IS a bit of a hack…not an exact science. So please keep that in mind when trying this out as it has only been tested out on a size 4.

The Evie Sleevie Tutorial

(Hahaha! Totally cracking myself up!!!!)

What you’ll need:
-Fabric requirements for the Evie dress, plus amount needed for sleeves and cuffs. I recommend just using the fabric requirements for the Tallulah bodice, which should be plenty. In this dress, I’ve used knit for the cuffs, but I’ve shortened them so I don’t have to fold them up. This tutorial will only be addressing how to change the Evie armscye to attach sleeves.
-Print out your pattern pieces for Evie, plus the bodice and sleeve pieces for Tallulah. Tape your sheets together, but leave your Evie pieces all on one sheet and ONLY cut out your Tallulah pieces for now.
-Pen, pencil, marker, or highlighter to mark your new cutting lines for the armscyes.

Pattern Hack- Evie with Sleeves- Snickerdoodle Stew

Take your cut Tallulah front bodice piece and lay it on top of your Evie front bodice piece. Make sure that the top left point of the shoulder intersects the neckline of the Evie piece and the bottom right armscyes match up. You will have some overhang on the right side of the shoulder, but make sure to include this, as the Tallulah is wider.  Here are a few shots that are zoomed in a bit.
Pattern Hack- Evie with Sleeves- Snickerdoodle Stew
Pattern Hack- Evie with Sleeves- Snickerdoodle Stew
Next, do the same thing, only with your BACK Tallulah piece on top of your BACK Evie piece.

Pattern Hack- Evie with Sleeves- Snickerdoodle Stew

You will only need to do this once, as the Evie is cut on the fold.

Now you can cut your Evie pieces out. Proceed as you would if you were making an Evie, but STOP when you get to where you would attach the arm bindings. Switch over to your Tallulah directions and add the sleeves as directed in that pattern. You may have to trim a little where the shoulders meet, depending on how precise your tracing turned out. Just be careful not to trim too much!

Pattern Hack- Evie with Sleeves- Snickerdoodle Stew

There you go! Just another option for your Evie to stretch her wear through the Fall and Winter. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment, or ask in the Izzy & Ivy Pattern Lovers’ group on Facebook!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy says:

    I LOVE this dress. Great fabric choices. Now I need this pattern. And you have a beautiful model

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you so much, Amy! I would love to see what you make!

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