I’m Livia from www.liviality.com, a sewing aficionado who is thrilled to be here on the G+G Blog sharing with you my latest pattern mash/hack - If you like the project and would like to see more of my work, feel free to follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram!
One of my favorite things to do when I love a pattern is think of all the different ways I can use it and how to incorporate it in my wardrobe without having a bunch of repeat models that only differ in print or color. With pattern mashing/hacking the possibilities are endless!
If you’re new to pattern mashing, don’t worry. It’s not as complicated as it may seem and if you don’t understand a step or get stuck, feel free to shoot me a message via one of the links posted above.
Now, let’s get started!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Got the supplies? Good!
Time to get hacking.
PRINTING, ASSEMBLING AND PREPPING THE PATTERN PIECES:
I added 15” by just lengthening the pieces at the bottom. For reference, I’m 5’10”.
MASHING THE PATTERNS
This is where most of the work is, I’ll try to explain and illustrate as best as I can but as I said before, feel free to give me a shout out if you need any help.
As the Posh top bodice is cut on the fold and the Slash Tunic features princess seams and back shaping, we’ll have to make a few adjustments before actually mashing them.
NOTE: I printed the pattern on a smaller scale in order to make it easier to photograph the steps.
Mark on the PTF where neckline of the Slash Tunic hits it (now you have 1 Posh Top front bodice piece with this mark and 2 without).
Cut on the line drawn and discard the half with “FOLD” in it.
Like the previous step, draw the curved line and cut the PTF piece. This time you’ll KEEP the half that says “FOLD”.
Place the PTF on top of the PTB, align the armscye and measure the difference between the two.
Discard the original PTB.
CUTTING THE LINING
Your pattern pieces are done.
Now comes the fun and easy part…
I decided to have only one slash and have it start at mini skirt height.
Insert the lining into the dress RST making sure to align all the seams. Pin or clip in place. Sew or serge along the armscye on both sides.
Sew the band shut, forming a ring. Then you’ll mark the band into four equal parts, using the seam as a starting point. Do NOT fold it in half lengthwise yet.
Find and mark the center of the front and back bodice of the dress.
Pin or clip the neckband (one edge only) to the dress. RS of the neckband against the lining of the dress. Align the seam of the band to the back center seam and center front of the band to center of front bodice. I stretched the band very, very slightly while leaving the side pins of the band centered on the gap at the top of the armscye.
Sew using ¼ inch seam allowance.
(You may want to baste it and try the dress to check for fit)
Flip your neck band up and press the seam allowance towards the unsewn edge of it.
Press a ¼ inch memory seam to the raw edge and fold the band towards the dress. Sew the band shut keeping your stitches as close to the edge as possible.
Hem your dress and you’re done!!!
That’s all from me today.
If you make a Posh + Slash mash following this tutorial make sure to share it with us in any (of ALL) G+G social media platforms and I’ll LOVE IT if you’d tag me so I don’t miss it! <3
I’m Livia Jonker-Yamada on FB and @livia.jy on Instagram.