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Opal and Garnet Pattern Mash Up

I enjoy mashing patterns together, dreaming up the possibilities of what can be made.  Getting the most out of a pattern, personalizing it, and making it our own is why we sew, right?  Today we have a very simple but exciting mash up for you!

Our first mash up pattern is The Garnet Dress, Top, and Skirt.

This pattern has no less than 19 different combinations.  Really, 19 ways?  Yes!

*Dress with long sleeves and knit single fabric skirt.
*Dress with long sleeves and woven single fabric skirt.
*Dress with long sleeves and knit paneled skirt.
*Dress with long sleeves and woven paneled skirt.
*Dress with ruched long sleeves and knit single fabric skirt.
*Dress with ruched long sleeves and knit paneled skirt.
*Dress with ruched long sleeves and woven single fabric skirt
*Dress with ruched long sleeves and woven paneled skirt.
*Dress with short sleeves and knit single fabric skirt.
*Dress with short sleeves and woven single fabric skirt.
*Dress with short sleeves and knit paneled skirt.
*Dress with short sleeves and woven paneled skirt.
*Top with long sleeves.
*Top with ruched long sleeves.
*Top with short sleeves.
*Skirt with knit single fabric skirt.
*Skirt with woven single fabric skirt.
*Skirt with knit paneled skirt.
*Skirt with woven paneled skirt.

There are also no closures to worry about, as it just pulls over the head.  Don’t want to include the collar, there’s a tutorial for that!

Our second mash up pattern is the Opal Knit Flutter Tunic Top and Dress.

This pattern includes flutter sleeves, an optional bodice ruffle, fabric flower, and of course the two lengths.  It really is a sweet yet comfy top.  Have you ever stopped and thought how nice it would be to add sleeves for colder weather though?  Well today we’re going to show you how easy it is to add short or long sleeves to the Opal using the Garnet sleeve pattern!

Adding Sleeves in 2 Easy Steps!

Step 1:  Find your pattern size for the Opal and use the same size for the Garnet sleeve, length of your choice.

Step 2:  Notice the sleeve notch markings where you gather your fabric on the Garnet sleeve?  Now move that notch over to the left and gather from your new notch. I moved mine over 1″ (shown by the pink arrow) for size 3 and it fit perfectly!

That’s it!  Just more gathers to make the Garnet sleeve fit the Opal!

Here is the tunic length with short sleeves made by Rachel:

Here is the tunic length with long sleeves:

Here is the dress length with long sleeves:

The Opal bodice is perfect for lace overlays and ruffles.  This version was made for a birthday party.  The pattern could have been dressed up even more if I had added a lace overlay to the skirt portion, but I wanted her to be able to wear the dress casually as well.  I just love the silhouette of this dress!

Both patterns will be available at a special price through March 3rd in the Tie Dye Diva Pattern shop.  Also be sure to share your Garnet and Opal mash ups in the Tie Dye Diva Facebook group or tag us @tiedyediva on Instagram.

Now that you’ve seen our mash ups, we can’t wait to see yours!

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