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I have my sewing mojo back! This matching two-piece outfit is the best thing I’ve made in 2019, and I just can’t wait until the weather warms up so I can wear it everyday. Even the test sew of these pants came out beautifully! Read on to see how I finished these culottes with a cuff, and more pictures of my summery matching set…

Step 40

In my last post I ended with installing the waistband with invisible zipper – and now it’s time for the cuffs! Since I didn’t have a ton of yardage to make these (I just fell in LOVE with the fabric and the the store only had a bit left on the bolt) I had to get creative so with the bits and pieces I had left I cut some cuffs to finish off the bottoms and also lengthen them.

So I first pinned both my cuffs, right sides together along the side seams and stitched.

Step 41

I pressed the seam allowances open and then folded and pressed them wrong sides together matching the top unfinished edges.

Step 42

Matching up the three edges, I pinned each cuff to the bottom of my hem opening.

Step 43

I then stitched the cuffs to my pants, serge-finished the allowances together and flipped them down and give a final press.


Finished! So thrilled with how this outfit came together, and right after I finished sewing these pants I cut and sewed a matching top using our Bustier Crop Top pattern.

Mash Up Close Up

For the crop top I cut and sewed a size 38 and it fit me perfectly with no adjustments! These two patterns go perfectly together as the bottoms end at the waist with just enough space before the crop top hits me at the waist. I love a two-piece matching set, but don’t love when too much of my stomach is showing.

Mash Up Bench

This picture is exactly what I expect to be doing all summer, sitting outside in the sun – especially in this adorable outfit!

Mash Up Side and Back

Note these pants are about 10" shorter than the pattern. I made my test fit pants the indented length – but for this busy banana leaf print I actually like the copped version and it also gives me options based on the weather.

For the bustier I slightly modified the pattern too. I switched the zipper to the center back and opted for an exposed zipper. And I replaced the back middle panel with a wide piece of elastic. I really want to make another one of these tops, should I do a tutorial?

Mash Up Set Patterns

These are the two patterns again that I used. On the left is our Bustier Crop Top, and on the right is my Mash Up pattern our Utility Pants. Honestly guyes, this is a wining pair of patterns! See more images of this outfit here.

To see how I sewed my pants together, click the image below to see my tutorial:

Pants Tutorial

Now that this Mash Up has come to a close, it’s time to think about my next one! All the April 2019 patterns just went live and I spent some time thinking about how my next Mash Up garment will work into my 2019 collection.

The tank I made to go with my test fit pants I decided to work into my collection as the color palette worked with my banana leaf print and it was the perfect tank to go with everything.

Mash Up Fabrics

This is my fabric and color palette for the year and I love how they are all coming together. So I’m going with a denim, black/white, yellow, and green palette. I mean I just HAD to incorporate green in there. The bustier top also works well into collection and I can wear with these pants too.

Mash Up Plan

I decided to make a “cardigan” for my April Mash Up, and I really loved this Jacket with Fringe pattern that sewn in the right fabric could make a fabulous cardigan. So that’s the plan for April and I can’t wait to start it. I’m thinking of sewing it in a black fabric so it’s nice and versatile.

Feeling really good about this look, and happy to say I definitely have my sewing mojo back.

Happy Sewing!

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    Jun 2, 2019, 03.41 PMby BeachBaby2

    Love the outfit. Your wardrobe plan is great too. Good idea to coordinate the seasons clothing pieces. It eliminates figuring out what to do with all the pieces that don’t go with anything.

    Where did you get the banana leaf print fabric? It’s to die for!

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    Apr 9, 2019, 04.13 PMby alice9163

    Wow you look amazing!

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    Apr 8, 2019, 09.03 PMby Evmorales

    I love this outfit Meg! It reminds me when I was in high school. I used to design stuff and a friend sewist would make them for me. This fabric reminds me of a set she made me!

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    Apr 5, 2019, 03.53 AMby KittenStitcher

    I have had that exact leaf print, or something eerily similar, in my stash for a year now with no inspiration for it…..now I do! Love this!!

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      Apr 5, 2019, 02.30 PMby MegH


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    Apr 4, 2019, 11.36 PMby jenbot

    Just fabulous. I love, love your fabric! I made these pants, too, and they are my new favorite. So flattering and comfortable!

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      Apr 5, 2019, 02.30 PMby MegH

      Totally agree!! Love the fit of this pattern :)

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    Apr 4, 2019, 07.59 PMby Mayke27

    Love this outfit!! Great combo of fabric and patterns, and it looks just wonderful on you! Summer ready :)

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      Apr 5, 2019, 02.30 PMby MegH

      Thank you so much :) Now summer just needs to get here already!!

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