Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pattern Hack: The Olivia Bloomers

The Olivia, created by talented Megan from Made for Mermaids, has quickly become my go-to pattern for bloomers and pantaloons. I was honored to test the pattern a few weeks ago, and since I couldn't get enough of it I decided to hack it and add straps to it, much like another pattern of Megan's that I love: The Samantha Skirt. While I used the Samantha skirt as inspiration for this pattern hack, I added techniques that I learned from other Megan's patterns such as the Molly and Alyssa. I wanted a flat front waist and elastic only in the back portion, and I also wanted the straps to cross instead of tying them on a bow. Overall I am very pleased with the result. The final touch was a pair of big buttons that truly make this outfit stand out. I chose Michael Miller's Mini Harlequin fabric in pastille for a super girly color combination.

The Olivia Bloomers and Pantaloons pattern is available here: Olivia Pattern