City Park Hack x2

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You know by now that I have a severe love affair with Hey June patterns.  They are the basics that make up so much of mine and my kids wardrobes.  When I was playing around with patterns for Project Run and Play I couldn’t help but turn to these patterns as my basic building blocks.  Today I’m sharing two easy hacks that I did using the City Park Tee.

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Loose peplums and swingy knit dresses are all over my Pinterest feed.  I knew this pattern would be perfect to recreate these looks.

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For the cute swingy dress I used this tutorial Adrianna did.  I cut my front piece to create a v in the stripes and did it as wide and swingy as the fabric cut would allow.  I used my leftovers from this dress (my own Union swing dress hack).  It has just the perfect amount of drape and bounce.  She just couldn’t stop spinning in it!

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I’m absolutely loving this length on her too.  Hopefully she can wear it well into next summer.

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One can never have enough black and white stripes in their wardrobe!

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For the peplum hack I cut the bodice pieces at the lengthen/shorten line. I added a gathered skirt the width of the fabric and Bam!  A cute swingy top in no time!

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I think I’ll be sewing elbow length sleeves until someone gives me an intervention.  They just are the perfect length to wear on their own or to layer with a cardigan.

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Fall means more plaid too!  Be forwarned that this blog will soon be overrun with all things plaid 😉

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I love these quick, simple takes on an already fabulous pattern!  I’m sure they’ll get many more!

3 thoughts on “City Park Hack x2

  1. I seriously have been looking for a pattern hack for the peplum. I love it. So thabks for your help!! I’m also a fan of 3/4 sleeves, I always find I push long sleeves up. Plus I live in Texas so if it gets too cold I’m going to be wearing a jacket or something anyways.

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