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