Monday, August 26, 2019

Let's Make a Mashup!

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Mash up! What is it?

Many of you know that I love hacking patterns...even my own!
But a "mashup" is the process of combining patterns to create one look.  

This is something I do quite often as well as hacking! 
And yes, yet again...I'm entering it into an Instagram challenge. This #sewcialmashup challenge is being hosted by @insidethehem and @girlsinthegarden.  

I have not joined as many challenges as I did last year.  I'm determined to make garments that I will actually wear and use fabrics that I love.  It's working, so far!  😍

For this look, I chose Butterick pattern 6455 (view A) and the sleeves from McCalls pattern 7542 (view B).


This print chiffon was gifted to me and the solid black chiffon was taken from my stash.  As soon as I saw the black and white print, I knew it would be a top!

After constructing the sleeves, I wasn't too sure about them, but I continued!


 I finished the sleeve by doing a serged roll hem.


I hemmed the bottom with a folded top-stitched hem.  Then tried it on.  The sleeves were a fail!  
They just kinda just hung there.
  I'd made the top before, but had never made this sleeve!
I was not happy!  


The very next day it dawned on me that adding horsehair braid would be the solution!  
But, I let it sit for a few more days while I thought about it. 

Should I use 1/2" or 1" braid?  
Hmmmm!  



I finally decided on using 1/2" horsehair braid.  I sewed it to the right side with a 1/8" seam allowance then turned it to the wrong side and stitched the sleeve hem! 


 I am sew, sew happy with the results!



Look at that curl!  Oh yes! It was no longer floppy!


Sew Much Drama!!!!


Happy Endless Sewing!



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4 comments:

  1. I really like the top and the creativity behind the finished results. Sew pretty

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  2. Wow, that horsehair braid really does the job of making the sleeves stand out! That's one supply I've never tried. Do you find yours locally?

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