So Jess Sew - George and Ginger Runway Top/Dress Hack Mash


If you have seen this particular pattern before, you might realize that it looks different. It's hacked! You can see the pattern on the George and Ginger website HERE. While the part of the shirt is the same, the bottom half of the pattern has a band and then a gathered skirt to tunic or dress length. I chose to mash the bottom part with a basic shirt. I used the basic tank (which is actually free in the GG Facebook group files!)

So here's how I modified the pattern:

I used stretch velvet for the top and made it as per the pattern instructions except, I didn't line it, mostly to save fabric. And since the below the top is no longer a band, but a full shirt, bottom, I didn't want it to be two layers of fabric.

For the bottom I started by laying out the fabric (I used DBP for this) and putting the front band piece on top. I then used the free basic tank and aligned the bottom of the band with the narrowest part of the basic tank (at its natural waist). I then did the same for the back band pattern piece. See below!


The basic tank is a bit more loose fitting, so it's wider. I wanted this to be tighter fitting and be able to tuck it in if so desired. So you can see that the pattern piece is hanging off the side a bit in the pic below.


When attaching the bottom piece, I put it right sides together with the top gathered part since I omitted the lining. And then just hemmed the very bottom of the shirt.


Easy as pie right?!



The Runway Dress (top) is on sale for the month of August (until 8/31/19). Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Sewing!

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