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Bows! Tap Shorts Pattern Hack

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Laney and I have met some truly wonderful ladies at the Crafty Foxes Sewing Club hosted by Grey’s Fabric. We owe them our first born for not only testing our Tap Shorts pattern, but also encouraging us during our darker hours of learning adobe illustrator. Jenny, MacKenzie, Sarah Grey, and Ping have all made beautiful versions that you can check out on their blogs, but no one has been as prolific in Tap Shorts production as Tall Sarah. This girl’s Tap Shorts collection is rivaled only by Laney and I. And she has some cute ones chambray anchors, metallic linen, and navy stripes to name a few. However when Tall Sarah showed up one Wednesday with this bow hack I knew I had to convince her to share it with everyone.

How delicious is that floral linen?

Pattern Hack 1

Tall Sarah used view B for her pattern hack, but her real genius was inserting the ties in the back waistband so this hack can work for all three views. The ties wrap from back to front to create a bow.  She even added belt loops to keep the bow sitting right on the waistband.

I made a hack of my own out of metallic linen using view C. Metallic linen has become contagious among the Crafty Foxes. I just wish our pictures had done a better job capturing how sparkly these babies are.

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In case you were wondering these ties are also excellent for twirling and dancing as one needs to do from time to time.

Pattern Hack 3

Check back tomorrow for a step by step tutorial on how to make your very own bow-rrific Tap Shorts.

Happy Sewing!


Sarah is wearing floral Tap Shorts hack with Banana Republic tank and converse sneakers. Katy wears metallic linen Tap Shorts hack with Faux Leather Scout Tee, Target Sunnies, and Evalynn sandals