Pattern Reveal: July Issue

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Concept boards are a great place to explore design and fabric ideas for your garment, so you can narrow done construction details, design ideas, and styling. I like to do a concept board after my moodboard to give me a better direction of what I want my final design to look like. The moodboard is more about inspiration and the concept board is about getting down to those design ideas getting you closer to the finished garment.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: June Issue

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Finally made these shorts! I could have not asked for a better result, and the fit is perfectly loose. A while back I revealed which pattern I was making so you guys could follow along and make your own mash up. Check out how I made my shorts as well as see some other member variations of the shorts pattern.

Athletic Inspired Fashion: Moodboard

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A couple weeks ago I published which pattern I was going to sew for my next Meg’s Magazine Mash Up. For each Mash Up I usually prepare an inspiration board otherwise known as a moodbard. It helps me brainstorm and gain insight into the style of my garment I am preparing on making. Moodboards really help me focus in and compile inspirational images together that aid my new garment design. Check out our new Moodboard course so you can create your own!

Pattern Reveal: June Issue

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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