Bing Shirtigan - all the hacks!

March 02, 2020

Bing Shirtigan pattern hacksI’m so happy to be able to design fun patterns for you, it’s my way of expressing myself! In every pattern I design, you will find a bit of Elles, my personal design aesthetic - the Misusu flavor. But those patterns are only a starting point for your own personal journey of creation. And I'm so happy to be a very small part of that journey!

You are the artist bringing a pattern - a blank canvas - to life by adding your own aesthetic in combining fabrics, colors and trims. I just LOVE seeing all your amazing makes and I feel inspired by them every day. 

But what's even more inspiring to me as a designer, is when my patterns are being used as a building block to create something totally new: pattern hacking.  By combining different patterns, adjusting the length or adding specific elements, you can truly transform a garment and make it your own. How cool is that?! I'm so proud to be a part of this co-creation!

To inspire you and help you in creating your own hack, we’ve started a new blog series, featuring the coolest hacks from our sewing community made with Misusu Patterns - first up the Bing Shirtigan. Did you create your own hack of the Bing Shirtigan (or other Misusu Pattern) and would you like to be featured in this blogpost? Please tag us in your own work with the hashtag #binghackmisusu or send me an email! We would love to see your work!

 

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Emily - @replicatethendeviate

Instead of the chest pockets, Emily's daughter requested in-seam pockets in the side seam of her Bing Shirtigan. I love how adding something so simple, really changed to look of this Bing Shirtigan. Also, check out that lovely silver contrast tape on the sleeve! 

 

Bing Shirtigan pattern hack

Anien - @aniensalomons

Due to the different and complicated safety regulations all over the world, I chose not to add drawstrings to the Bing Shirtigan pattern. Anien cleverly added a faux drawstring through the hood tunnel as a design element, using the same striped fabric as the other contrast bands. 

 

Bing Shirtigan pattern hack

Sjouk - @dutch_sjouks

Lengthening a bodice - one of the easiest hacks out there - but with quite a dramatic effect! Sjouk lengthened the bodice to a dress length - the Bing dressigan! - and added a waistband elastic to create a more tailored look. What girl does not want a Bing dressigan?

 

 

Alexandra - @ma__louve_designs

I'm sure we're going to see many more up-cycling hacks with the Bing Shirtigan. Alexandra's is a good example! She used an old denim shirt for the lower bodice of her Bing Shirtigan, while keeping some original design elements like the double topstitching, placed on the box pleat. I'm off to browsing my husband's closet for some old shirts now!

 

Julia - @rutigdesign

This is what we like to call the accidental mistake turns opportunity hack! During the first phase of testing, Julia cut along the wrong line at the center front, leaving her 1,5 cm short (due to a design error by me...oops! Thank the world for testers, right?). She brilliantly resolved this issue, by adding a piece of contrasting burgundy fabric, matching the hood facing, sleeve cuffs and over-arm contrast tape. It totally looks like it's a design element of the pattern! Great job, Julia!

 

 




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KIDS SIZE CHART

Body measurements cm

Body measurements inch

Size

Age

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

80

9-12M

50

48

52

80

19,5

19

20,5

31,5

86

12-18M

52

50

54

86

20,5

19,5

21,25

33,75

92

18-24M

54

51

55

92

21,25

20

21,5

36,25

98

2-3Y

55

52

57

98

21,75

20,5

22,5

38,5

104

3-4Y

56,5

53,5

59

104

22,25

21

23,25

41

110

4-5Y

58

55

61

110

22,75

21,5

24

43,25

116

5-6Y

60

57

64

116

23,5

22,5

25,25

45,5

122

6-7Y

62,5

58,5

67

122

24,5

23

26,5

48

128

7-8Y

65

60

70

128

25,5

23,5

27,5

50,5

134

8-9Y

67,5

61,5

73

134

26,5

24,25

28,75

52,75

140

9-10Y

70

63

76

140

27,5

24,75

30

55

146

10-11Y

73

64

79

146

28,75

25,25

31

57,5

152

11-12Y

76

66

82

152

30

26

32,25

59,75

158

12-13Y

79

68

85

158

31

26,75

33,5

62,25

164

13-14Y

82

70

88

164

32,25

27,5

34,75

64,5

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Body measurements cm

Body measurements inch

Size

High Bust

Bust

Waist

Hip

Height

High Bust

Bust

Waist

Hip

Height

AA

75

80

64

88

168

29,5

31,5

25,25

34,5

5 feet 6"

BB

79

84

68

92

168

31

33

26,75

36,25

5 feet 6"

CC

83

88

72

96

168

32,5

34,5

28,25

37,75

5 feet 6"

DD

87

92

76

100

168

34,25

36,25

30

39,5

5 feet 6"

EE

91

96

80

104

168

35,75

37,75

31,5

41

5 feet 6"

FF

95

100

84

108

168

37,5

39,5

33

42,5

5 feet 6"

GG

101

106

89

113

168

39,75

41,75

35

44,5

5 feet 6"

HH

107

112

94

118

168

42

44

37

46,5

5 feet 6"

II

113

118

99

123

168

44,5

46,5

39

48,5

5 feet 6"

JJ

119

124

104

128

168

46,75

48,75

41

50,5

5 feet 6"