Hacking a Torrens Box Dress
We think the Torrens is an especially hack-able pattern, especially now that the pattern comes with multiple sleeve options! Including the short sleeve pictured, we've added a long-sleeve option, and a wider long-sleeve which is perfect for adding cuffs too (Just like Leila did on this top)!
To make this Torrens Box Dress, I lengthened the pattern straight down (after making sure the finished hip measurement would give me a comfortable amount of ease). I toyed with the idea of adding in-seam pockets or patch pockets to the dress, but decided not to. I also thought about creating more of a cocoon shape by adding 4 darts around the hem of dress (2 at the front and 2 at the back).
In terms of what else is possible with this very simple hack, next in the queue might be a cuff sleeve boxy dress (with the wide-sleeve piece and a narrow elastic cuff band), or a short-sleeve boxy dress with a gathered waist.