It's time for another Monthly Mash-up from Deborah Koch of Ma Cherie Kids, and this one is perfect for Back-to-School! Actually it is perfect for any time -- it's one of my favorite mashups ever!
Isn't it darling!? The print is playful yet mature and I love the placement of the brightly colored chevron and polka dots! Deborah used two of our best-selling new patterns and wow did they combine beautifully together!
The patterns that Deborah mashed were Dahlia's Double Flutter Pocket Top and Dress (shown above) and...
Lexie's Retro Halter Dress (shown above). Each of these dresses are so fun on their own, and I love the vision that Deborah had to mix them together. Let's take a closer look at how she mashed the two patterns.
First of all, she took the bodice of Dahlia's and did not make any alterations to it. Those flutter sleeves are so sweet in these colors!
Here's the back view. Again, just so cute!
Then Deborah used the skirt from Lexie's and kept it the same length as the dress pattern to create this adorable Top version, which is great for pairing with ruffled leggings for school.
If you want to make a top version like Deborah, guess what! All of the CKC legging patterns are on sale for 25% off for today, 8/18/14! You can see how adorable ruffled leggings are paired with a top like this and we have several styles to choose from.
Deborah recommends that if you want the mashup to be dress length, you can easily add a few inches to the top portion of the skirt when cutting.
All of the fabric in today's mash-up came from Joann's, the necklace and bow are from Leopard Spots and Lizard Tails, and the adorable model, of course, is Deborah's own daughter. I think she is simply gorgeous. Thank you again, Deborah, for another fantastic mashup! I think we will be having a lot of our CKC friends try this one out.
Let's Create! ~ Kristen