This week we are featuring Halloween costumes and crafts! What a fun week it is for the ladies to pull out all the stops and let their creative juices fly. The first feature is Jackie’s version of the DC Comic book characters the Green Arrow and Killer Frost.Read More
Today Kimberlee shows us her Rapunzel inspired mashup dress she surprised her daughter with on her recent trip to Disney. Using the FooFoo Threads Josephine and the Handmaidens Cottage Tea Party Dress, Kimberlee made her daughters dream come true while making lifetime memories.Read More
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!Read More
As we look at this year with fresh eyes for creativity, it would be remiss not to talk about the Mash Up. What is a Mash Up you ask??? Well, it is simply combining two patterns together to get a whole new look. If you are new to altering and adapting patterns, mash ups are a great place to start becasue they show you that there are options and that a pattern DOESN'T have to be sewn as written!Read More
It's that time again! I have the privilege of introducing our latest MashUP bundle to you! The Trendy Rose combines the Trendsetter Pattern from our very own Cassie, who designs for Little LIzard King, along with Gypsy Rose Dress from Foo Foo Threads Patterns. We've also thrown in the Rings of Ruffles Pants from LilyGIggle to as an add on to the bundle to make it even more versatile! There are so many options, you'll have something different to sew for every week of the year.
So what IS MashUP, you ask? MashUP is a specially curated collection that enables you to take the bodice from one dress or top pattern and add it to the skirt from another pattern. Sometimes you have to make an adjustment to the length on certain components, but we also include an exclusive tip sheet that helps you know where you can make those changes. We offer special bundle pricing in that you can get the two MashUP patterns for $10 (that's $5 each!) and add on the Rings of Ruffles pants for an additional $5! If you just want to buy one half of the MashUP, that's OK, too! You still get the tip sheet and the pattern for $7. If you were to buy these separately in the individual shops, it would cost you almost $25!
Let me give you the breakdown on the patterns. You get a span of 8 sizes with this mashup, including sizes 6M-8! There are 2 basic styles of bodice, that each have several options for sleeves or straps and other details. The skirts? There are a variety of ways you can sew those up as the patterns dictate, but then you can add or take away details or length to give you exactly what you need! The best part of this is that it's really a four season mash in that you can go from really strappy, to full length peasant sleeves.
I want to take a moment to thank our amazing sponsors for this project. The fabric is from the Cultivate line, designed by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. This fabric has the most AMAZING feel and weight to it. It's soft and breezy, and really lends itself well to these tiers that can get bulky with the tuxedo ruffle and trims.
I also want to mention Renaissance Ribbons, who sent this amazing jacquard ribbon from their Winged and Sweet as Honey lines, also designed by Bonnie Christine. I love how the colors work across different collections! If you are looking for something smaller than yards of fabric to hoard....er...I mean....collect, this is the way to go. You'll thank me.
The ribbon also makes a beautiful addition to any headband!
Did I mention that Art Gallery also has KNITS?!?! They are the dreamiest and softest knits around. The white and eggplant stripes are from Bonnie's Cultivate line and the navy is from their line of solids. Just perfect for those Rings of Ruffles pants, which come in four lengths!
Serena and Kim from our review team also sewed up versions of the Trendy Rose and I know you'll love them, too!
Don't miss out on this great sale! It only lasts through May 25th, so don't wait!
As we continue our look at creating a spring wardrobe, we would be remiss to not remind you about all the possibilities that are available when you mash two or more patterns together. You can create a variety of looks from a few patterns you already own, or the purchase of a few new ones to update your collection for the current trends.
Today our insanely talented Jessica is sharing the genius idea of mashing the Violette Field Threads Annabelle (full review HERE) with the Striped Swallow Patterns Soho (full review HERE). There are simply sooooooo many options when you put these two patterns together, and the styling of both is perfectly on trend for this Spring and summer. And where would any good Mash Up be without some deals for you? Well, if you want the bundle you can get it at a steal of $10 for both (yep, that is $5 per pattern!!!!) or $7 each individually (HERE for the Soho and HERE for the Annabelle) if you just want to add one to your mashup collection of patterns. Grab them now, because this exclusive deal only runs through Monday, April 7th!
Now here are Jessica, Cassie, Nicole, Alexis and Lisa for showing off what you can do with these patterns!!!
This is officially my seventh MashUP for Pattern Revolution and I guess the sign that I'm enjoying what I'm doing it that I always feel like I'm going above and beyond with each project. And that's what you want to do, right? Keep stretching and challenging yourself?
The Annabelle Maxi- sewn by Cassie, featuring Cotton & Steel fabrics. So dreamy!
I hope that this sounds complimentary, but from the moment I saw the Annabelle Maxi from Violette Field Threads in the last Bundle Up: Girl's Edition, I knew that I wanted to mash it. I loved the pattern as is, but I knew I could kick it up a notch by pairing it with another bodice. Enter: the Soho Maxi from Striped Swallow Patterns.
I can't even handle this! The gorgeous fabric pairing (Jenny Eliza by Jennifer Paganelli!!!)....the happy girl loving her dress...the orchard!!!!! Soho Maxi sewn by Nicole.
The Soho Maxi also has a short skirt option! This stunning dress was made by Alexis, using April Rhodes' Wanderer for Art Gallery Fabrics.
Put them together, and you get a pretty awesome combo: the Soho Annabelle MashUP Maxi
I mean, these 2 patterns together are just about as perfect as you can get, but sewing it with Good Company from Jennifer Paganelli and Free Spirit Fabrics? One Way ticket to Swoonsville, please. I don't wanna come home! Many, MANY thanks to Jennifer for her generous sponsorship on these 2 dresses. These fabrics are just amazing in person and if you've never sewn with her fabrics, you must remedy that now!
I chose the Soho because I love how the pieced bodice mimics the chevrons in the Annabelle skirt. And the back....it's just gorgeous! I appreciate the coverage, too. It's not a cakewalk...it takes patience and the willingness to play chicken with the tip of your Rowenta, but it is well worth the effort.
Here's Lisa's gorgeous version. The white really makes the elements of this dress pop and it just looks so breezy and summer-like!
Sunflower sweetness from Cassie.
The best part of this MashUP is that you have SO many options. You can even make the reverse of the above pairing and use the Annabelle bodice with the Soho skirt!
More Good Company dreaminess! I love how both dresses use 2 of the same prints in different colorways and still look amazing. I'm telling you, JPags has MAD SKILLS.
Cassie used fancier fabrics on this one, which dresses it up for a more formal occasion.
You've seen the fluff, now read the details!
You can purchase this MashUP bundle at a special bundle price, good only through our BundleUP site! With your purchase you'll receive a tip sheet that helps you determine which MashUP works best for you and what you'll need to tweak to get the look you want.
The patterns overlap on sizes 2T-10, but you'll need to look at the size charts to determine which size you'll use for each bodice and skirt.
"But wait, Jessica, what if I already have one of these dresses?"
I'm so glad you asked! We have special pricing for the individual patterns, too! Win, win, right?
Either one of these dresses would be great for any Spring or Summer occasion you might have to sew for. The come together beautifully and in my case, my daughter is just ECSTATIC about these long dresses and begs to wear them whenever she can. I'm glad I now have her Easter and Preschool Graduation dresses out of the way!
HUGE PROPS and HIGH FIVES to Cassie, Nicole, Alexis, and Lisa for their amazing creations for this MashUP.
SPECIAL THANKS go out to Violette Field Threads Patterns and Striped Swallow Patterns for their partnership in this MashUP! It wouldn't happen without their amazing patterns!
FAN GIRL SQUEALS and FREAK OUTS go to the amazing Jennifer Paganelli for her generous fabric sponsorship on this project. Her fabric is always stunning and can makes any project that much sassier. She is forever my fabric homegirl.
Want more MashUP goodness? The sales might be over, but the inspiration abounds:
ONE DAPPER DUDE- BOYS MASHUP
SWEET CAROLINE ON THE BOARDWALK
ALLISON/HAPPY HERRINGBONE MASHUP
Sometimes inspiration hits. And it hits you so hard that you can't think about any other project until you at least put pen to paper (or bust out a Picmonkey collage) and at least get your thoughts down before you forget. That is exactly what happened with my latest MashUP!Read More