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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Monthly Mash-Up: Yvette's and Jewel's

On the blog we have occasionally been posting some "mash-ups" using CKC patterns and they're always a big hit.  We decided it's time to make the mash-ups a regular event and we are even taking it up a notch. 

We have asked Deborah Koch from Ma Cherie Kids to do a mash-up for us every month using CKC patterns. If you're not yet familiar with Deborah's work, you will be soon! She caught our eye because of her gorgeous combinations of fabrics and the special touches she adds to her outfits. We initially planned to start Deborah out in the new year but she already had a fabulous Christmas mash-up ready to go for us! Are you ready to see? 

Deborah chose to combine the bodice from Yvette's Knot Dress on the left -- with the skirt from Jewel's Stripwork Dress on the right. What she came up with was this gorgeous combination, perfect for Christmas:

Isn't it stunning? Let's take a closer look at its details. 

For the Yvette's bodice she used gray and white striped Moda, combined with aqua polka dots from Joanne's. The ruffle is traditionally horizontal on Yvette's but she chose to put it on vertically - that adds a nice touch! She found the pink ruffle detail at Hobby Lobby (pre-made), and the accent flowers came out of her personal stash. The pearls on the flowers were sewn on by hand. 

The stripwork fabrics on the Jewel's skirt are Riley Blake. I love how pretty and whimsical they are. Then she added a touch of lace at the bottom of the dress to finish off her masterpiece. 

This one-of-a-kind Christmas dress looks just darling on her little model! 

Thank you to Deborah for putting this together for us. We can't wait to see what she comes up with next month! If you'd like, you can find Deborah's Facebook Page HERE and her Etsy Page HERE

We hope you feel inspired today. It seems like the perfect day to whip up some hot chocolate, turn up the Christmas music, and keep on sewing. 

Let's Create! ~ Kristen 

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