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It’s done! My plaid and floral dress is finally complete, and the end result is fabulous in my eyes. This Mash Up has taken a lot longer than I originally planned and wanted, but it was totally worth it in the end. Again, I made this Mash Up from our High Collar Dress pattern, I altered the neckline, hemline, and seamlines. Read on to see more!

Step 1

One of the last things to do to finish my dress, was to finish off my floral matching belt! I turned in the allowances of each end and pinned in place and topstitched. I also hadn’t sewn the sleeve hems yet, so I pressed up the allowance and stitched in place.

step 2

As demonstrated in my last post, I gathered the center front edges to make the neckline lay nicer on me. I loved the gathering, but I thought it was missing something… In come the beads! I dug out my jewelry making kit (from way, way, long ago) and found some silver floral beads that matched quite well. I hand stitched a cluster of them around and over the gathers.

Now my dress is fully complete, and ready to wear to my holiday parties (already wore it this past weekend).

I’m not the only one who made this dress pattern recently. Check out these GORGEOUS member variations of the same pattern!

Member Variations
left; Member Beccki’s Dress, right; Member Elpida Kyriakou’s Dress

I just love seeing the same sewing pattern made up different ways.


Now here is my finished dress, photographed by my lovely little tree for the holidays. The plaid and florals really work together well, and the dress is simply not complete without that belt! See more finished pictures here.

Happy Sewing! Also stay tuned for my next Mash Up pattern reveal where I am going to make my New Year’s Eve Dress (I already have the fabric)!



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    Dec 17, 2015, 04.27 PMby kosk0025

    Cute!!!!!!! Great job matching the plaids—-that’s always so difficult!

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    Dec 17, 2015, 09.10 AMby muthonika

    No negative criticism intended at all, I am a great fan !! Intellectual honesty however teaches that not everything is beautiful because we made it – and my best friends are those who are kind enough to let me know

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      Dec 19, 2015, 01.01 PMby Deanna31

      I am very interested in this mash up! I was a little dubious at first, but pleased that Meg decided to try something so contrasting and different and very eager to see how it would finally look. I was pleasantly surprised! It ended up quite good I thought. I think it might be the colour of her hair that makes the fabrics work so well, I think the shape is quite good on her, I like the idea of using thick and thin fabrics and I’m VERY interested in the clever adjustment she made to the grain line of the sleeves.
      I’m being honest when I say that I like it. I think it’s the most interesting one yet.
      It’s not a ball dress but it is a little fun dress to me and I’ve learnt something from it which is what it’s all about

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      Dec 31, 2015, 06.34 PMby Sususews

      I agree with you. We sew for several reasons. Not just for warmth or to cover our bodies. I don’t look to Burda and other sewing sources just to improve my sewing expertise. I turn to them for fashion(more than fashion mags such as Vogue or InStyle), creative inspiration, and to learn how to make the choices that would suit me best. I agree with Meg and her assessment of this mash-up, but I hope she doesn’t keep it in the closet. Her application of the beads at the neckline is truly inspired and great out-of-the-box thinking. A great take away for all of us!

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    Dec 17, 2015, 06.32 AMby Mary Athey

    cool dress meg. I think the dress gives enhances your figure. you look fabulous. love this x

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    Dec 16, 2015, 10.59 AMby muthonika

    Lovely pattern, great sewing….but I don’t think the choice of fabric combination was very successful nor does the dress really flatter Meg’s body type

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      Dec 16, 2015, 04.24 PMby MegH

      Definitely not my best Mash Up, but it is a great dress to wear over the holidays… not to tight with wiggle room :)


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      Dec 16, 2015, 07.53 PMby TyMarie

      Let’s not comment on body types and personal fabric choices. We like to keep this a positive, safe and welcoming space where everyone can post their sewing projects without negative criticism.

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    Dec 15, 2015, 01.33 AMby sewing fanatic

    wonderful Meg! its got that certain something, a retro fun feel happening there gorgeous =D

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      Dec 16, 2015, 04.23 PMby MegH


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    Dec 14, 2015, 10.47 PMby TyMarie

    Great job, Meg!! Love your take on the pattern!

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      Dec 16, 2015, 04.23 PMby MegH

      Thanks Ty :)

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