City Park Hack x2


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.


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


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!


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


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


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!


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.


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


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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