Who is ready for more mash ups!!!! Yesterday we looked at taking two designs from the same designer and mashing them together. Once you are comfortable there, it is time to start blending different designers together for even more variety. The key is to look for similar overall design type as you are starting. So look for two patterns that are a fitted bodice with a skirt attached at the waist. Or two patterns that are knit A line dresses but have different sleeves, piecing, or neck lines. Starting with similar design types will require less pattern modification to mash the two together.
Nacole is sharing her mash up of the Simple Life Pattern Co.'s Mia, and the Funktional Threads Grace Ruffle. Both dresses have a fitted bodice and gathered skirt with elastic in the back to provide the perfect fit - therefore they are the perfect mash-able patterns. And I am in love with the outcome!
Do you have patterns that you just love? Of course you do, all of them right! I have a TON of patterns that I love. I often wanted to merge my two favorite designs to create one awesome piece but was to scared too.Up until a few months ago I was strictly by the pattern kind of girl. One day I decided to take a walk on the wild side and try something new. I was extremely happy with the result and my ideas started flowing. So next time you feel like this....
...try something new, I'm sure you will LOVE the outcome and see all sorts of new ideas come to life.
For my Mashup I used Simple Life Pattern Company's Mia tie back dress for the bodice and Functional Threads Grace Ruffle Dress for the skirt . I made no modifications to either pattern. The Mia has a long skirt in the pattern and has several different styles which includes tiered,straight gathered,double ruffle, and a top version! The Grace ruffle has 4 different styles that included plain panels like my mash up one, two, three, or four rows of ruffles also has instructions on putting ruffles on only certain panels.
The fabric that I used is from Hobby Lobby and Joann's . The main beautiful floral print and the gold and white triangles are from HL and the blue and gold arrows are from Joann. I must admit this was another sew your stash for me as I did not want to cut into that amazing HL fabric. But boy oh boy am I glad I did. I just love the way it looks on my daughter!
I kept my mash up pretty simple , my daughter is the one who requested the Mia top. There are so many patterns out there that are waiting to be mashed to create something amazing! I hope to see some you create in the Pattern Revolution group ! *Nacole*