The Harlene Pattern Hack

We have given two of our patterns a little summer refresh. Introducing the short version of our classic Harlene dungarees and our long-brimmed Bucket Hat.

The Harlene is an intermediate pattern with classic detailing and optional top stitching. It can be made in a range of fabrics – from cotton twill and denim, to corduroy and medium to heavy weight linen. For our summer Harlenes, we opted for Toast 260 linen. Available in UK sizes 6-28 in paper and PDF format, The Harlene’s offer an oversized fit. Here, Elwen has sewn up a UK size 12, using 2 metres of fabric.

The Bucket Hat is our free pattern, available here. For this new version, we’ve updated the pattern to include a long-brimmed option for optimal summer protection. Elwen’s Bucket Hat is made in Rose Soft Poplin with a Calico lining.

Below you’ll find our instructions on how you can hack your Harlenes into shorts.

HARLENE PATTERN HACK INSTRUCTIONS: