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My Favorite Pattern Mash-Up | Monster Mash Blog Tour

October’s Sewing By Ti Blog Tour theme is Monster Mash, and I’m sharing my favorite pattern mash-up today!

I’ve blogged about Love Notions patterns a lot (see here…I’m sure there are a few posts untagged, too), but I realized when I signed up for this tour that I’ve never blogged about my favorite mash-up: the Tessa/Sybil dress!

I currently have three versions (shown below) in my closet with at least two more planned. I plan to make at least one more black version, this time with pockets (how did I leave those out?!) and sleeves. I strategically sewed each dress sans sleeves on purpose in May before summer hit, and I’m so glad. I love a good sleeveless dress to transition from season to season!

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This mash-up is a really simple hack that I plan to put into tutorial form soon, but it’s as simple as cutting out a Tessa bodice and sewing it onto your favorite Sybil skirt. My fave is the pleated version, clearly.

This dress rivals a certain MLM company dress, but you don’t have to scour multiple Facebook groups for your new favorite LBD! It’s the perfect dress for work and special events, but it also looks cute with a jean jacket on the weekend.

Do you have a favorite pattern mash-up that turned into your TNT (tried and true)?

Don’t miss a single stop on the October Tour!
October 1st: Sewing By Ti Intro
Monday, October 2nd: Sewing Blue
3rd: That’s Sew Lily
4th: Hazelnut Handmade
5th: Seams Sew Lo
6th: Sewing By Ti

Monday, October 9th: That’s Sew Amy
10th: Stitched By Jennie
11th: Hazelnut Handmade
12th: Seams Sew Lo
Friday the 13th!: Crafty Like a Rox

Sunday, October 15th: Mermaids Den
16th: Very Blissful  *** You are here.
17th: Robynne and the Bobbin
18th: Sewing By Ti
19th: Octaves of Color
20th: Tenille’s Thread

Tuesday, October 24th: Adventures with Bubba and Bug
25th: My Heart Will Sew On
26th: Ma Moose Handmade
27th: EYMM
28th: Mermaid Mama Designs
29th: The Fairy Dust Bin

Monday, October 30th: Doctora Botones
Happy Halloween, October 31st: Sew Like a Sloth

4 thoughts on “My Favorite Pattern Mash-Up | Monster Mash Blog Tour

    1. Yes–they are a must together! I started with the Sybil, and then when I realized I could mash *any* of the skirts with the Tessa bodice I was even more sold. Once you get the perfect fit it makes the best TNT!

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