Some patterns are a mash made in heaven 😉
Here are some of our favorite mashes with the new Sunshine Dress pattern!
Adding sleeves is an easy hack! You will need your Sunshine Dress bodice pieces and a bodice and sleeve from another pattern you like. Here I used the Layer Me Up Shirt, because I thought the tight fit sleeve would look great with this bodice.
You will trace the shoulder and armsyce of the sleeved shirt (Layer Me Up here) onto the bodice of the Sunshine Dress. Aline your shoulders and trace your new armsyce (in yellow).
Cut out the sleeves from the Layer Me Up Pattern in whatever length you’d like and attach in the flat after attaching neckband on Sunshine.
Sew down side seams and along sleeves layering the Sunshine the same as the original tutorial.
Now you just need to finish your sleeves. You can hem or band according to the Layer Me Up tutorial.
Wah-lah… now you can take your Sunshine Dress into the colder seasons easily!
Here is a super simple mash! Nothing but taking the skirt of the Sweetheart Dress and attaching it to the Sunshine bodice! Easy, peasy, lemon squeezey!
Did you see the SUNSHINE dress that just released? The dress not only featured 3 bodices but the skirt is perfect for a mash up with other P4P patterns. In the blog today I’ll show you how I made myself a Boundless dress with a Sunshine skirt.
Start by printing and cutting the Boundless top according to your measurements. Use the waist cut line and not the empire one. If you use the empire cut line your sunshine skirt pockets will be too high on your torso. If you like the sleeveless look be sure to add lining too. For my dress I preferred to add short sleeves and not line the bodice. My dress is 100% cotton lycra (95%/5%) so it’s pretty thick. Plus this 100 degrees weather we’ve been having would not work well with a lined top. Am I right? ☺
For the Sunshine skirt I used the above knee cut chart. The length is very similar to the Boundless knee length so the look would not change. I don’t know about you but I am a big fan of pockets…inseam pockets, outside pockets, welt pockets….you name it…I love it! So when it came time to make the Sunshine skirt the choice was obvious, I cut my pockets with a coordinating fabric so they pop.
Sew your bodice according to the pattern and your choice of style (sleeveless, short sleeve, long sleeve etc). Since I did not line my bodice I just hemmed my neckline with ½ inch fold. Remember the tips I gave you in my last blog? Pin,pin, pin and iron your fabric and you will have a perfectly looking neckline for your unlined bodice.
When making your Sunshine skirt, be sure to follow the instruction in the Sunshine pattern. I like to use the elastic gathering method shown in the Boundless pattern but if you add pockets to the Sunshine skirt then that would not work well. You want to avoid gathering your pockets so just use gathering stitches.
If you did not add pockets to the skirt then the elastic gathering method will work great for this skirt too. Once you gathered the skirt to fit the width of your bodice you can go ahead and attached the two.
Tadah! You now have your very own Boundless/Sunshine dress perfect for year round wear. I hope to many, many Sunshine dresses and Sunshine mash-up dresses in the group (insert link) so be sure to show them off. Sew like a Pirate!