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Meg's Magazine Mash Up 11/2018: Reveal


This is definitely going to be my go to holiday outfit this year! Here is my finished November Mash Up where I sewed up these culottes and this retro top pattern in matching plaid fabrics. Super excited to rock this outfit at a holiday party this Friday, just need to find the perfect statement holiday earrings. Read on to see more pictures as well as links to all my tutorial posts so you can sew this look too…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 11/2018: Part 3


The votes are in from my last post, and I decided to make a matching plaid top using our popular Retro Top pattern. Read on to see how I sewed this top together…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 11/2018: Part 2


Now I’m all about the plaid! In part 2 I work on the paper bag waistline and hem of these glorious culottes finishing them off, and now all I can think of is what matching top to create with with leftover fabric. These came together so easy, and you really can’t go wrong with an elastic waist.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 11/2018: Part 1


After two lovely mash up takeovers from Sharadha and Diane while I was away on vacation, I’m super excited to get back to it. This month as I was flipping through the 11/2018 issue I knew I wanted to sew something in plaid, so with that in mind, I just had to go with these culottes. Read on to see my first steps in sewing these plaid culottes…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 10/2018: Reveal (Influencer Takeover!)


Hello! It’s Diane of of Dream Cut sew again and this week I’m excited to show you my finished blouse from the October magazine. I mentioned in my previous post how I really needed a few more tops in my wardrobe and I’m so glad I chose this pattern because it’s turned out to be a super, easy to wear make.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 10/2018: Part 1 (Influencer Takeover!)


Hi everyone! Diane here of Dream Cut sew and I’m really thrilled to be stepping into Meg’s shoes and taking over October’s mash up posts. I loved browsing the October collection of patterns…so much choice! To be fair, I really struggled to narrow it down but in the end, I went for number 112, a versatile top with a cowl drape overly, which I adore! I’m a sucker for a cowl. I’m in real need of more tops for cooler Autumnal days so this one fits the bill nicely.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 09/2018: Reveal (Influencer Takeover!)


Hi Everyone! It’s me, Sharadha, again! I’m so excited to share with you how my ribbed cuff shirt from the September issue turned out.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 09/2018: Part 1(Influencer Takeover!)


Hey Everyone! Sharadha here, from SweetShard – I’m so excited to be taking over this month’s mashup for BurdaStyle! It’s been a busy summer of sewing, so I’m really happy to take on #102 from the BurdaStyle’s 2018 September Issue. This is a very simple make, which is perfect if you feel the need to create, but don’t want to spend too much time on it. Don’t believe me? There are only 4 pattern pieces!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 08/2018: Reveal


As soon as I finished up sewing and wearing my August issue Mash Up – my first fall pattern – there is a heat wave throughout the city! I really do love how this garment turned out, and here I paired it over a simple black T-shirt and nude booties for the canvas jumper’s summer look! I can’t wait until the leaves turn and fall so I can wear it over all my turtlenecks for sweater weather. Read on to see more pics, and links to my tutorial posts…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 08/2018: Part 2


My waistcoat bodice dress is coming along great and I love the fun leopard print! I can’t wait to wear it over various sweaters and T-shirts depending on the weather. This week I finished up sewing the bodice complete with buttons, and then attached the skirt and inserted the invisible zipper.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 08/2018: Part 1


So it’s been a couple weeks since my last Mash Up reveal and I finally had some time this week to start my August Mash Up! I was busy prepping and traveling to film some segments for It’s Sew Easy TV, which was totally fun and I made an awesome bikini – so read on to see a backstage pic as well as my first steps in sewing my leopard jumper from the 08/2018 issue…

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…


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