With fall quickly approaching, and living in a zone where sweaters, long sleeves and the sort don’t get much use I wanted something new, cute, fallish and layerable. ZAM TO THE RESCUE!

If you’ve sewn Zam, you already love her! red lips Right?

I wanted to hack her just a little bit longer but keep the sweep in the hem. My intention was that she be worn with jeans OR a pair of leggings. Y’all know that leggings are not your friend if you don’t have something that gives a little bit of coverage, —-it ain’t pretty!

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The light blue Zam was sewn in French Terry….. very different hand than the mustard scuba knit hack. As always, FABRIC RULES!

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The hack was a simple one:

I sliced through the front and back of the Zam pattern pieces 2″ inches down from the side/armhole and made sure that this line was perfectly level/perpendicular. Then I added 2 1/2″ into this with paper and a few tacks of tape.

I also lowered the front neckline 2 inches (at the bottom of the neckline scoop….) and blended that into the side of the neck with just a gentle scoop.

Cut out as usual.

Zam hacked by adding length only—- see how the shape stays nice and swingy without being overwhelming even in the longer length? Sewn in mustard scuba knit, neck and armholes bound with 1 1/2″ inch wide bias, understitched and completely turned to the inside. Topstitched at 3.0 with matching rayon thread. LOVE!

I really want to make one super long in a sheer floral voile! Worn over a pair of capri Mara leggings and a Leia Tank? This would be sooooooo delicious!

ZAM HACK!

Styled for Fall

(AKA Move the look into Cooler Weather!)

Did I mention the Zam Tunic is ON SALE right now? Yup, 50% off. Grab it and hack her or don’t— but make it today!!!!!

I’m making one in black knit as we speak!

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