Fall Tunic Mash-up with Winter Wear Designs

This week I’m joining in on the Fall Mash-Up fun over at Winter Wear Designs! Mash-ups are a combo of multiple patterns (usually from the same designer) that are mixed together to make an awesome and fabulous new design.

For this mash-up, I was working with the new Day By Day Tunic & Dress, which I recently tested here, and the Squared Away Dress.

fall mash-up   

I took the bodice and lining pieces from the Squared Away pattern, and I used the tunic skirt and the gathered sleeves from the Day By Day to make this gorgeous-ness!  Seriously.  I. LOVE. how this turned out!

fall mash-up        tunic skirt lace

It’s easiest to mash together patterns from the same designer and also keep in mind the type of fabric that is needed.  It’s sometimes difficult to mash a pattern that is made for knits with one that is recommended to use with woven fabrics.  Knits and wovens are two very different beasts, and pattern fit can be very particular for each of these.  When you first try pattern mashing, the easiest way is to find two patterns with a similar fit.  This way the pattern pieces easily coordinate with each other without a large amount of adjustments.

fall tunic         handmade dress

So. What are you waiting for??  Go grab these two patterns and get to mashing!!  They are currently both on sale this week as a bundle pack for $10 (yes, I said TWO awesome patterns for $10!!!).  Go snatch them up HERE!  Be sure to share in the comments if  you make some new amazing-ness!

Day by Day Tunic/Dress by Winter Wear Designs

The Day by Day Dress is absolutely perfect for a casual outing or can be dressed up for that special event.  It’s a pattern that can take you so many different directions with numerous sleeve options from classic to gathered, or a sweet fluttery bell.  You can give it a vintage vibe with the perfect trim or lace, or you can make it a simple sew that will be perfect for outside play.  Sooooo many options!

     

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The Fjell Dress from The Eli Monster

So much pattern testing this week for me, and the Fjell Dress was at the top of my list!  I have to say that this dress is one of my favorites for the girls. Not only was it a quick and easy sew, but it looks great as is or can be embellished in soooo many different ways.  I chose to add just some trim to the bottom hem for this one, but I can see myself adding a coordinating sash or adding piping to the bodice area in the very near future.

The Eli Monster offers a wide range of fabulous sewing and knitting patterns for adults and children.  You MUST go over there and take a peek!  The Fjell Dress is no exception, and it just sews up so beautifully with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of photos to help along the way.  Perfect for beginners to the more advanced sewists.  Hurry and race over there now while it’s currently on sale!!

The Fjell Dress