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Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2018: Reveal


My multi-wear “Mash Up” dress is complete and I’m in love! I know I always say that about every project I finish making, but that’s a good thing right? The extra pleats and the printed fabric really make this almost overdone style of dress really feel different and unique. Read on to see all the ways I can wear my new dress.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2018: Part 2


This week’s post is all about sewing the skirt pieces and then attaching to the bodices! The back skirt pieces are sleek with fitting darts and then the front compliments the bodice with lots of gathers and fullness. That’s what I love about this specific multi-wear dress pattern as it is more than just some rectangles sewn together that can tie together different ways – this one fits better and has dimension to it. Read on to see my next steps in construction this dress…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2018: Part 1


How is it July already? I took another break last week from my Mash Up after my June Reveal to work on a bunch of sewing samples for another film trip I have coming up next week, but I managed to start my July Mash Up which I revealed in our Burda Challenge Round Up post. It was difficult to decide on which pattern I wanted to “Mash Up” from the July issue, but ended up falling in love with Burda’s version of an infinity dress. Read on to see my fabric selection, drafting modifications and first steps in sewing this dress…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 06/2018: Reveal


Very excited to debut my finished bodysuit today – and I love how you can wear it so many different ways! With jeans, shorts (like I did), skirts, or even matching wide leg stretch pants to create a faux-jumpsuit. The knot was a bit tricky to figure out in the beginning, but once it clicked everything came together so easily and I sewed up this entire bodysuit in just a couple of hours from printing the pattern to wearing the finished suit. Read on to see more pictures and links to each tutorial post…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 06/2018: Part 2


This week I sew up the bottom portion of my bodysuit and then attach it to my knotted top as well as set in the sleeves. I’m loving how this bodysuit is turning out and I can’t wait to wear it all summer long! Also at the end of my post I have a special announcement…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 06/2018: Part 1


Sorry for the delayed start to my June Mash Up, I was super busy prepping for our next sew-along which I’m filming soon – and make sure to register for our current one here before July 4th to get in for free! Last month was a jumpsuit, and this month is a bodysuit. Just can’t seem to escape these one piece wonders that BurdaStyle are releasing. As soon as I saw this bodysuit I knew it had to be my Mash Up, and this week I get it all started and finish the front knot…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 05/2018: Reveal


My jumpsuit is complete! This week I finished it up by sewing and adding on the hem bands from my contrasting printed fabric. I’m totally obsessed with this jumpsuit and want to wear it to every special occasion this summer. I also secured the back straps by sewing them to the lining to avoid any topstitching. Read on to see my final steps and more project pics…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 05/2018: Part 3


This week I worked on the pants portion of my jumpsuit and then sew it all together with the invisible zipper! I love how this jumpsuit is coming together and I also go over hand stitching the bodice lining in place. Who else is sewing this jumpsuit pattern from the 05/2018 issue?

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 05/2018: Part 2


My jumpsuit is coming along so well, and I’m so happy I went with the corset jumpsuit pattern for my Mash Up! This week I finish up the corseted bodice of my jumpsuit including the back, side seam boning, lining, and straps.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 05/2018: Part 1


It took me a while to decide which pattern from the May issue I wanted to sew for my Mash Up since I literally loved so many patterns in the issue – I mean, all those dresses are just amazing. But since I already have a new fabulous dress from my last Mash Up I ended up going with the jumpsuit pattern. Read on to see my first steps in sewing this corseted jumpsuit…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2018: Reveal


This week I complete the finishing touches to my Ruffle Dress including the hems and neckline bias. I also threw on the final dress for some photos and I’m so thrilled how it turned out – I will admit after last week’s serger mishap I was so close to giving in scraping the dress for a whole new one. I’m so glad I “made it work” because I find the dress quite sweet and fun to wear – high tea here I come!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2018: Part 3


This week I pleat, gather, and attach the skirt to my bodice and while doing so I had an accident and created a hole right in the middle of my garment! Not to worry, I found a perfect solution and I’m so close now to finishing my ruffle dress.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2018: Part 2


My ruffled collar dress is coming along great and this week I focussed on finishing up the bodice. Read on to see my next sewing steps…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2018: Part 1


It was really hard to decide on a pattern to Mash Up from the 04/2018 issue since there were so many great patterns – and we also just launched our April 2018 Lookbook so you can shop ALL the patterns from the latest issue. After flipping through the magazine going back and fourth between possible Mash Up patterns, I went with our Ruffled Collared Dress since I already had the perfect fabric, and it is petite sized! Read on to see my first steps in sewing this dress…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 03/2018: Reveal!


This month’s Mash Up I decided to sew up two garments instead of one – a “cardigan” and a pencil skirt to make a chic faux suede & fur outfit. I love the end result and how the fabrics look together, just need a swanky occasion to wear this to. Read on to see more images and a member variation!


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