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Sewing Lesson: Faux Crocodile Purse 113 12/2015


Did you all see the lovely Faux Crocodile Purse in yesterday’s collection Out Cold? It is gorgeous, and has a sew along! Read on to see the pictured step on how to make yourself this versatile purse…

1 Pattern 3 Different Ways!


We are debuting this new pattern from the Burda Easy series of sewing patterns, and it sure is easy to sew! The best part about this new pattern is that with the one pattern download you can easily make three different styles. The instructions include images to sew each of these variations that are loose, flowy, and easy to wear and sew. Read more to find out more and see all the different ways you can make this pattern work for you.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing My Everyday Trousers


I was away last week so I didn’t start sewing my trousers until the weekend (that is when I like to sew anyway). In this post I show the assembly of the pants and front hip pockets. I bought really nice medium-weight black stretch cotton and stretch silver lamé to panel together. I have one side seam complete so I was able to slip on the pant and I think I have to make a few crotch adjustments. Check out my first sewing progress report for our everyday trousers pattern, and sew along with me!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Everyday Trousers Pattern Drafting!


I last revealed which pattern I was going to “mash up” next, and with the help of all of you our, Everyday Trousers was chosen! In this next progress report I show how I altered just the paper pattern in preparation of sewing these up. I haven’t mashed up a pair of pants in a while, so I am excited for these.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Everyday Trousers Pattern Reveal!


So on my last Mash Up’s project reveal I asked you guys to comment on which pattern you’d like to see me ‘Mash Up’ next, and it was a close call but in the end I picked our Everyday Trousers! I wanted to put my spin on these simple pants.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Wrap Dress Project Done!


Here it is, my final project debut using our Wrap Dress with Sash sewing pattern. The end project turned out great, and I can’t wait to wear it come the warmer weather!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Wrap Dress Progress Report Three!


So this week I finished my Wrap Dress with Sash! I had some twists and turns along the way (not enough fabric, cutting out the facing) but it’s done, and you can see the reveal next week! But first, check out my final steps to finish up this pattern.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Wrap Dress Progress Report Two!


This week in my progress of sewing our wrap dress with sash I completed the sleeve and stitched together the back panels and facings! Check out my step-by-step images so you can sew along too. Note to self: sheer chiffon fabrics are not pleasant to work with… all of these steps took patience and double the pins.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Wrap Dress Progress Report!


I took last week off, so I put off my sewing until this week once all my traveling and holidays dinners were over with. Yesterday and today I worked on putting the pattern together, drafting changes and cutting out the pattern. As all sewers know… easier said than done (and takes a while). But the effort and time you put into prepping the pattern and the fabric, make then sewing process run smoother and then end garment fit better!

A Year of Meg's Mash Ups in Review, and Bundled Together for you!


It has been a long year, and I have completed 10 mash ups… well almost 10. I am working on my wrap dress with sash as we speak! My goal was 12 (in 2015 I won’t stop until I do 12) but I still think 10 is great, and I wanted to compile the BurdaStyle sewing patterns I used for my 2014 mash ups for you so you can go back and look at my sewing tutorials posts and sew along. For a limited time you can purchase all 10 sewing patterns here in a bundle! Read more to see my favorite mash ups from the year and also some awesome member variations.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Wrap Dress Pattern Debut!


Last week and I debuted my cape mash up I asked you guys what pattern I should mash up next! Many of you said our Wrap Dress with Sash pattern would be a good choice for me, so I decided to take it on as my next mash up pattern I am excited to get started on this dress. Check out what fabric I chose to make it in…

Patterns you can Sew with 1 Yard of Fabric or Less!


We all have those fabric stashes with leftover yardage from previous sewing projects. You can easily turn those small fabric pieces into a new sewing project. Check out all the sewing patterns you can make with only 1 yd of fabric or less… and we are not just talking about small “fabric crafts”. You can make tops, skirts, shorts, and more!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Cape Debut!


I finally finished my cape with hood project for my Mash Up! I am in love with the final project, as this is my first cape I have ever made (and even worn)!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Progress Report and Sneak Peek of New Course!


This week I FINISHED my cape! As soon as I tried on the finished cape I was super excited and had moment (this was my first cape that I have made). The project came together nicely at the end, so check out my final sewing steps as I finish this stylish cape pattern up! Plus at the end of the post you can see a sneak peek into my newly developed course starting soon.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Cape Progress Report Two


I’m excited to share my progress from this week as I started assembling the hood part of the cape. Check out how far I can have come this week and sew along!


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