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Meg's Magazine Mash Up: The Making of my Vintage Flore Dress!

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I am super excited about my next mash up pattern! You guys voted and decided on our Flore Vintage Dress for me to make, and I just purchased the fabric last week. I am still finalizing the design but next week I am definitely going to start sewing it.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Double Layer Shirt Reveal!

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So here it is, my final and finished double layer shirt! Read more to see pictures and also check out a member’s variation of the pattern.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing My Double Layer Shirt Part 2

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Last week I finished sewing my outer layer to my double layer shirt, and it turned out great! This week I finished up the top by sewing the under layer. Check it out to see my sewing process.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing My Double Layer Shirt!

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A little while back I debuted that I was going to make our Double Layered Shirt, and this week I got right to sewing it up! Check out my first sewing progress report…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Pattern Reveal!

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Hi Everyone! I have decided on my next mash up pattern… our Double Layered Shirt from the latest issue. I absolutely LOVE the two layers and I want to play with that element and make one of the layers sheer. I also need help decided which vintage pattern to make from our kit, so your input will really help me decide.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Everyday Trousers Debut!

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I’m so happy to be finished my version of our Everyday Trousers, and mine turned out great! The black and silver make them dressy and my cropped hemline make them a bit more modern and perfect for spring!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing My Everyday Trousers Part 2

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I ended my last mash up sewing post with my crotch fitting weird, so that was the first thing that I focused this week before finishing up my pants (which I finally did)! Check out my final sewing post for my Everyday Trousers mash up. They ended up fitting so well, and I love the fabric combination.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing My Everyday Trousers

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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