Sagebrush Top Hack to a Dress by Friday Pattern Company

Sewing Level:Advanced Beginner 

Fabric: Woven with drape or lightweight. 

I made size and View (if applicable): Size hacked to a dress

My mods: so many... I fitted the top to my dress form, shifted fullness from the armhole to the waist and created 'gathers' instead of darts, removed the gathers at the yoke seam on front and back, moved the back neck opening to the front, made it full button front, added an A-line skirt with gathers matching the bodice and added pockets. Sleeves will be smooth. Ruffles on front and back bodice at yoke line and a few inches from hem. Is it still a Sagebrush Top??  

Description: Cute puff sleeve top with yoke seam and ruffles but I modded the heck out of it.

Click the images below for videos: 

First video: draping and pattern work, second: finalizing pattern and cutting and matching plaids, third: sewing part 1, fourth: sewing part 2.


Notes:I really went down the rabbit hole for this one. But boy do I love the results! The shoulders are a tad narrow. I think if you're sticking with the full sleeve this won't be trouble. 

Completely finished interior seams with flat felling, binding, and french seams. Photos show it inside out.