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The high waist, pockets, and silhouette of this skirt make it a perfect choice for any sunny day! I love the vintage nod this style has and it can be easily dress up or down – here I have paired with a simple black tank that I sewed a couple years ago. Read on to see more pictures and links to the tutorial on how I made this skirt…

June Mash Up Skirt Pattern

I was really happy with this pattern! For sizing reference I cut and sewed my usual 38 and it had a great fit both around the hips and waist – for the hemline, I didn’t add any hem allowance to the paper pattern and instead just sewed a large hem that took away height from the skirt that worked well with my petite height.

Here is my finished vibrant yellow twill skirt:

Yellow Skirt 1

The swing on this skirt is just absolute perfection!

Yellow Skirt 2

For top pairings, I have a lot of options that I have already made this year (see below). But for this picture I wanted to dig something out I haven’t worn in a while and found this tank I sewed up for a tank special in the June/July 2018 issue of Sew News magazine. I love how the black plays up the contrasting buttons on the skirt.

Tank Sew News

It’s this jersey top pattern from the 02/2013 issue and I really like the asymmetric style of the different straps. I think this tank is going to be more in my current wardrobe rotation.

Top Pairing Options
left: Matching Leaf Set; middle: Lingerie Top; right: Flowery T-Shirt

Wanting this year’s Mash Ups to all work together for a capsule collection / wardrobe, I thought of all the tops I have made so far will all work as pairings for the skirt. All the prints I used for these tops have hints and pops of yellow!

Yellow Skirt 3

Sunshine here I come in this skirt! I may also dress it up for the evening too and perhaps even wear it to the Toronto Sewcialst Fancy Sewcial 2019.

To sew up this skirt for yourself, why not check out my tutorial posts for each step! Click on the images below:

Skirt Part 1

Skirt Part 2

Now it’s time to think about what pattern I’m going to sew from the July 2019 issue for my next Mash Up! Every wardrobe needs a swimsuit right? So I’m VERY excited to sew up the beautiful one-piece pattern from this issue. I love when Burda comes out with swimwear.

July Mash Up Suit Pattern

I’m kinda thinking a neon for this suit – what do you think?

Happy Sewing!

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    Aug 21, 2019, 09.39 AMby levantwright

    great and beautiful

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    Jul 9, 2019, 03.43 PMby moegirl

    I have been agonizing over making this swimsuit!!! I think its adorable cute! Cannot wait to see your finished product to get me started!

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      Jul 9, 2019, 06.24 PMby MegH

      Yes! Love this swimsuit – can’t wait to share it with you all!

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    Jul 9, 2019, 02.10 PMby Caroline1239

    Meg, you look absolutely stunning – love this outfit.

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Jul 9, 2019, 06.25 PMby MegH

      Aww thank you so much :D

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    Jul 9, 2019, 12.23 PMby Naaisterintoronto

    Meg, that yellow skirt looks fabulous on you.

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Jul 9, 2019, 06.25 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much!

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    Jul 8, 2019, 05.52 AMby sarah11234

    I absolutely love the colour matching of this outfit.

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Jul 9, 2019, 06.25 PMby MegH

      Same :) Thank you!!

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    Jul 7, 2019, 11.01 PMby Evmorales

    This whole outfit is to die for!! I have to make this skirt! It’s been a while I don’t make one!

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Jul 9, 2019, 06.25 PMby MegH

      Yes you have to make this skirt!!

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