On the blog today we welcome the lovely Kelsey, who will share with you a beautiful hack for the Whitney dress/top.
In this post we’re sharing with you a quick and simple hack for the Whitney top. This pattern was recently released and featured a beautiful scalloped edge. The scalloped edge is a simple, yet eye-catching feature to add to a wrap dress or top.
Right around the time I was testing this pattern, I saw this photo of Kate Middleton on my Instagram feed wearing a scalloped cardigan, and I immediately thought of the Whitney pattern. I knew I could make a few small adjustments to the pattern to recreate a similar look. Follow the steps below to find out how I made this top!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Whitney Top/Dress Pattern
- PDF Reader (Adobe Acrobat Reader, Free Version is Fine)
- Sewing Machine and Your Basic Sewing Tools
- Fabric Marker to Mark Scallops
I used a thick Ponte knit fabric for my white Whitney top. I went with this fabric because I thought it would be opaque, but I didn’t love working with this fabric. This fabric didn’t drape as nice as the fabric I used for my blue Whitney Top, which was from Art Gallery Fabrics.
Steps to Hack Your Whitney Dress/Top
Step One: Print the complete pattern out as you normally would.
Step Two: Next, print out the scalloped pieces at 50%.
Step Three: Trace your larger scalloped pattern onto your material using a fabric marker. This step is important because it marks the length you need for the smaller scallops.
Step Four: Next, lay your reduced scalloped pattern piece on your scalloped piece and trace the pattern. You’ll need to overlap the scalloped piece and continue tracing until you’ve reached the end of the length you’ve traced out in step three.
Step Three: Cut out the smaller scallops pattern piece.
Step Four: Continue to follow the scalloped pattern steps in your instructions to complete the finished look!
What I love about this hack is how simple it is! All we’re doing is reducing the scalloped size by simply adjusting how you print and cut out the existing pattern piece. It’s a perfect way to test out if you like hacking patterns!
Do you still need help stitching the scalloped pattern piece? Check out our tips for sewing scalloped trim here.