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I waited for the rain to clear and went outside in my completed Mash Up top of our Embroidered Cold Shoulder Blouse. Click to see more images and what else I have been working on…

Last week I posted about sewing this top and it came all together smoothly. The bands fit around my neck and shoulders well and I like the silhouette that both the gathers and pleats create on the sleeves and bodice.




I would totally sew this pattern again but in dress form! I love the cold shoulder cut outs, but I think I would eliminate some of the fullness for a dress variation.



Instead of sewing buttons along the entire neck band I just decided to add them to the back. I can always wear it like this for the season and later on add more detail and embellishments. This is going to be a great top to wear for the Spring and Summer since the fabric is nice and breezy. I used Shannon Fabric’s Embrace Anchor Cobalt and a stretch brocade for the bands.

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With the end of one Mash Up always comes another, because I’m determined to not miss a month and sew a pattern from every issue. For April I’m wanting to make this jumper type pattern, it is #115 and comes in petite sizes! We actually don’t have the digital pattern released on BurdaStyle.com yet, but it will be soon. Super into jumpers right now and really excited to go fabric shopping for this project tomorrow. I won’t have an update on sewing or starting this Mash Up until two weeks from now because I’ll be in studio all next week filming

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I thought I would also share what I have been up to lately in terms of other and special projects.

First off, my cousin came over yesterday and brought her wedding dress! It is absolutely gorgeous and does need some minor alterations that I’m helping with. It is all tulle with beading and I’m also making a nude slip to go underneath (of course I’m going to blog about it). She is getting married in Ireland in August and I’m so excited to go and need to start thinking about what I’ll make to wear.

Secondly, I started and finished sewing these denim shorts with patterned pockets using this pattern. I have been sewing up a storm lately in preparation for filming a special new course in studio next week! Stay tuned for the details because this is like no other course we have done before.

Lastly, I recently got my Apr/May 2017 Sew News Magazine that includes my latest Pattern Play column. I have loved doing these and will continue to in all upcoming issues.

Happy Sewing!



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    Apr 9, 2017, 04.17 PMby Mokara

    Your top turned out great, I really like the fabric combo. And, I really like your hair:)

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Apr 9, 2017, 06.11 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much! And yes I just got my hair done a couple weeks ago :)

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    Apr 8, 2017, 03.53 PMby sewing fanatic

    Looks fantastic on you, love the fabric combo totally:p

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Apr 9, 2017, 06.11 PMby MegH


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    Apr 6, 2017, 03.34 PMby sewpalette

    Your blouse turned out quite pretty. I’d probably wear that out to dinner with a pair of white jeans at the beach!

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Apr 9, 2017, 06.12 PMby MegH

      I didn’t even think of white jeans, that would be perfect! I don’t own any but now I’m thinking I have to make some.

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    Apr 6, 2017, 01.22 AMby ndimi

    Rockin’ the new hair cut, Meg! And yellow is my favorite color, closely followed by blue, so you hit a home run! ;)

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      Apr 9, 2017, 06.12 PMby MegH

      Haha thanks! Loving having my bangs back :)

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    Apr 6, 2017, 12.38 AMby Steen67

    It’s looks great! I’ve made the same one out of a lightweight white rayon. I took out the gathers and just left the pleats in the sleeve – I just didn’t like the sleeve fullness on ME when I made the muslin. I also made the hem a little high low back to front. I love it!

    Ps did u / are trying out for project runway?

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Apr 9, 2017, 06.14 PMby MegH

      Thanks! Yeah totally, next time will just stick to the pleats on the sleeve for my dress variation. As far as project runway goes, I didn’t end up trying out for this season as the deadline approached so fast, but really thought about it. Next season I’ll be ready for sure!


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