Lively Hack 2

My name is Livia and I’m a Lively Top addict.

I just can’t stop making them…

I made another hacked version and this one might just take the cake! It turned out even better than I had anticipated and I’m over the moon about it!

The modifications I made were:

  • Raised the neckline 3 1/2″;
  •  Used the body of the Posh top as a guide to bring the bodice down to a regular shirt length;
  • Measured and cut a line for color blocking on both the front and back bodice. The front is a bit convex and the back slightly concave (almost straight), and added seam allowance to each piece;
  • Added a neckband instead of lining the bodice;
  • Shortened the upper sleeve;
  • Adjusted the bottom sleeve to remove the top gathers while keeping the length;
  • Made up the sleeve length difference with a long cuff.

Those sleeves remind me of the gorgeous Victorian dresses of the period series I like to watch! I feel so pretty and dramatic in this top :D!

Fabrics I used were:

Trying to photograph the sleeves while making them justice was a bit challenging… so I hope you enjoy some awkward-out-of-my-comfort-zone shots! haha

I still have so many ideas for this pattern!
I just have to find the time to make them all… Unfortunately, kids must be fed and provided with clean clothes and all that jazz. 😛

LIVELY TOP & DRESS – George+Ginger


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  1. Sarah says:

    This is soooooooo beautiful!!! Can I ask what you did for the neckband? I have a similar idea with stretch mesh but was struggling with how to do the neckline.

    1. Hi Sarah!
      Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much!
      I just treated it as a regular neckband, didn’t do anything special. 😉

  2. That is a lovely blouse that looks amazing on you. Please keep telling us about your hacks, as you inspire me.

    1. Aw, thank you so much Deborah!! <3

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