This is a shorty post today, my sewing doves, because I spent last week (June 27-July 1) sewing five garments.
And why was I sewing like a one-woman sweatshop?
Because my lovely sister-in-law was coming Saturday, July 2, to model the five garments for the Cass Book of Hacks, which FINALLY has a launch day…
✨💗🥳 Thursday, July 28 🥳💗✨
Once we picked a day for photography, I turned into a sewing machine to churn out those plus-sized samples for her to wear.
Cass Hacks at a Glance
So, in case you didn’t know, Cass is a relaxed-fit T-shirt with only three pattern pieces, making it easy to fit AND fast to sew. It comes in misses (B) and plus (D) size ranges and accommodates bodacious hips up to 70 inches. Sie Macht is big on size inclusivity; we want all the beautiful bodies to wear the Cass.
RELATED: How Do Different T-Shirt Styles Look on Plus and Misses Bodies?
For more than a year, I worked on the Cass Book of Hacks. It’s an e-book of five hacks you can use on the Cass T-shirt pattern PDF.
Buyers of the book get the Cass pattern, fabric yardage requirements and pattern piece layout, standard pattern and hack sewing instructions with ultra-helpful illustrations, and more.
For the first time, here’s a sneak peek of the hacks.
The Woven T-Shirt
Transform a knit top into a woven top.
The Gathering T-Shirt
Slash and spread your way to fabulous volume.
The Cass Caftan
Deliver major drama with major fabric yardage.
The Half-Tie Dress
Highlight (and hide!) your waist in this T-shirt dress.
The Cropped Cass
Finish the hem with a sweet drawstring.
OK, dear sewing pals: Which hack has your interest most piqued? Please share in comments!
P.S. There’s a lot of content on La Blog about how to sew Cass (and basically any other T-shirt). Here it is, should you be interested:
I love the gathering at the shoulder. It’s an interesting detail and looks more wearable than a puffed sleeve. Anne Shirley, I am not.
HIIIIIII, COURTNEY! GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU! Glad you like the gathered look. It’s subtle but interesting. 😀
And it’d OK if we all can’t be Anne Shirley. *shrug* LOL