Pattern Reveal: June Issue


This is my first pattern reveal post, where I announce what pattern I am doing for my next month’s Mash Up. I started Meg’s Magazine Mash Up as a way to document and share how I put my own unique on BurdaStyle patterns. Now I want to start sharing your “mash ups”! So you can sew along with me and do your own mash up of a pattern and I will include it in my monthly posts.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: May Issue


This is the first month that I actually felt the heat of the summer, and all I wanted to wear was summer dresses. So this month I decided to Mash Up a sweet dress for myself to wear on those hot summer days. There were many lovely dresses from the May issue and it was a back and fourth between our portrait mini dress and the sweetheart neckline dress… but ultimately I went with the sweetheart dress from our Cabana Cutie pattern collection, and I sure felt like a cabana cutie when this dress was done!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: April Issue


So glad we are finally into the month of May, and here on the East coast things are slightly warming up! My pick for this month’s mash up was pretty easy since our Wrap Blouse is dominating the best selling pattern’s list from the classic Solo in White collection. I didn’t do too many alterations to this pattern, just wanted to accentuate the wrap style, check it out.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: March Issue


This month’s Mash Up I knew I wanted to make a Maxi Dress (love them for spring)! I was back and forth between our Romantic Maxi and Tank Dress, and ended up sewing the tank dress with gathered skirt. I liked the relaxed style of it, and it was a little less formal so I could wear it more casually. Check out how I infused my own style into it and used up leftover fabric!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: February Issue


I must say that this year’s February issue of BurdaStyle magazine was fabulous! I want to make so many of the patterns featured. After much deliberation I decided to make a style from the feminine Softly Charming pattern collection. I loved the style lines of our Princess Seam Boatneck Top, but I also wanted to make a dress for an event coming up so I decided to turn this off the shoulder top into a dress! Check out my drafting and sewing steps.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: January Issue


It is a new year, and I have decided to kick start it with a vibrant new and blue mash up! I had such a great time every month last year choosing a new issue pattern and putting my unique spin on it, and this year I’m going to step it up a notch. This month I did have a hard time choosing a pattern, but in the end I decided to make our Skirted Top. Check out how I made it my own…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: December Issue


I did it! 12 monthly mash ups of 2013. Whew, it seems (seams) like just yesterday when I sought out on my mission to make one pattern from each monthly issue of burda style magazine and I couldn’t be more happy with the garments I have made throughout the year. I wanted to end 2013 with a bang so I put my spin on an elegant gown using this pattern from the December issue. Check out the result and how I turned it around!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: November Issue


Well that was fast, November that is! Which means another Mash Up is in the mix. I realized I have only done one other skirt mash up and I wanted to do another one before the year was up. So this month I decided to mash up the edgy paneled straight skirt from the November 2013 issue. Check out how yummy I made it look!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: October Issue


It’s the begining of another month, so that means another Mash Up for Meg! I can’t believe this will be my 10th mash up this year, and it has been so much fun. Each month I love putting my own spin on a burda style magazine pattern from the current issue, every issue I flip through the pages and swoon over all the possibilities. This month I loved the loose boxy silhouette of the Luxe Tee from our light and airy Feline Attitude pattern collection.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: September Issue


The September issue! September is my favorite month, not only is it my birthday month but I love the fashion as well. Fashion weeks are up and running and all the magazines (including burda style magazine) debut their covers and fashion editorial spreads. This this month I chose to ‘mash up’ our Knotted Dress pattern from my favorite September collection Star Power, and I sure got the power while sewing this dress. Check it out!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: August Issue


I always get excited for the August burda style magazine issues, so I knew that this month’s mash up pattern would be a tough decision. Looking through my past mash ups I noticed I had not made any jackets. This was perfect timing since I LOVED the Puff Sleeve Jacket from the New Victorians collection. This petite sized jacket is the perfect garment to get me excited about fall weather! Check out my version of this jacket and how I made it ultra edgy.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: July Issue


As I looked back through my previous mash-up posts this year, I realized I have not made a pair of shorts for myself! And I found myself really embracing shorts this summer too (I usually never wear them). I looked through all the July patterns and didn’t find a shorts pattern that I really wanted to sew. I really took a liking to the Concrete Jungle collection and I loved the simplicity of the Baggy Pants. I didn’t want to make pants…so I turned them into cuffed little shorts!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: June Issue


Hey BurdaStylers! I am pretty excited about my June magazine mash-up, as one of my favorite burda style magazine collections ever debuted in this issue. Yes I am talking about the Surfer Girl pattern collection…pretty sure by the end of of the summer I am going to make ALL these patterns. On top of that, I received some fabulous and fun printed fabric from Spoonflower. Check out what I have created this month and how. This project took me one evening from start to finish, so you can make this dress tonight if you want!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: May Issue


Hello! Yes it is time for my May burda style magazine mash-up already, and I am really excited about my new garment! Over the last month I have gotten so much wear out of my spandex bustier that I made last month. The May 2013 had some goodies but I was in mood for making and wearing a dress this month, so that is why I picked a dress pattern from the Bright Whites pattern collection. I also wanted to see what a dress from this collection would look not in boring white! To make it for myself, I needed to mash it up with spandex and bright green…obviously.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: April Issue


Finally the warmer weather is rolling around here in New York, and I am certainly enjoying it! Looking back at my other Mash Ups I noticed that I have made a dress, pants, and skirt. So it just seemed right to make a top from this issue, which is perfect because as soon as I saw this Bodice Top sewing pattern from the April 2013 issue of burda style magazine I knew I wanted to make it.


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