Sewing Modified Pattern Hacks - Starlight Gala Blossom Mash-Up


Hi Everyone! In part 2 we jump right in and do a mash-up of two of my favorite patterns - Starlight Gala and Blossom! Because these patterns have been drafted using the same set of standardized Liberty jane slopers, they have the ability to interchange the pieces. The determining factor in this design is the waistline of the two garments. Both bodices have the same waistline measurement, so they can easily be swapped to create a variety of unique looks!

For this week's tutorial, I'll be demonstrating on a new dress made from the Starlight Gala skirt and the Blossom bodice (simplified version with the underlay moved to be an overlay).

Designer Note: I mentioned this in the video towards the end, but wanted to preface it here before you might cut out any of the pieces. The Blossom dress bodice sits a bit higher at the waistline resulting in the dress being about 1/4 -1/2 inch shorter. The original design is pretty short in the front, so you might want to add a bit of length to the Blossom bodice pieces before you cut them out. To do this, simply extend the pieces by adding an additional 1/4-inch "seam allowance" along the waistline edge. Be sure to do this along the waistline edge of all 4 pieces - The Underlay Front and Back and the Simplified Bodice Front and Bodice Back).


Follow along with me in the video below!




Patterns Used For this Topic (this week):

Liberty Starlight Gala

Liberty Blossom



Week One task:

  • Watch the videos. Follow along as I show you how easy it is to combine these two designs into a beautiful new look! Try it out yourself!
  • I'd love to see your pattern hacks if you've done some or try one out for this new topic!
  • Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing.

Next Tuesday - Part 3: I'll show you some design ideas based on your Pattern hacking suggestion posted in the Facebook group.


Interested in more pattern hacks? We have a whole blog dedicated to them on Pixie Faire. Here are a few links to some of my favorite:

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March 18, 2019

I love this pattern hack! Thank you for the idea and the tutorial

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