Sarah and Bridgette Mash-Up

Sarah and Bridgette Mash-Up

 

Hi sewing friends! Today I’m sharing an easy pattern mash which combines the best of both worlds of two of my favorite recent releases – the Bridgette Dolman and the Sarah Wide Sweater. This is a short post because it is such a quick mash, and I’m so happy with the results. Here we go!

So, first, let’s talk about the Sarah Wide Sweater, which released last year. I LOVE the loose fitting bodice with all the neckline options and the wide waistband. I grabbed it on release day and immediately made several versions in waffle and light weight sweater knit. I especially love the cowl neck. Here’s my favorite version:

And then E&M gave us the Bridgette Dolman tee earlier this year – another great pattern! I am such a fan of a simple dolman top, and I love that you can add sleeves to this version too. I immediately sewed up a few, including this nice basics top in a grape rib knit fabric (sorry it’s wrinkled in this photo!]:

I love both of these patterns, but I prefer the looser bodice of the Sarah; the Bridgette tapers in quite a bit at the hips. But those Bridgette sleeves….sigh….what’s a girl to do….hey, who says we can’t have it all?? Let’s mash them together!

This is such an easy hack. First, trace the bodice of the Sarah onto paper or interfacing (I love using light weight interfacing for tracing). Next, lining up the patterns at the shoulder, trace the Bridgettte dolman sleeve onto the Sarah in a different color so you can tell your lines apart. Be sure to track the neckline option you prefer to use and use the neckband for that option. From what I can tell, the crew necklines are similar; I just added the back neckline to the traced pattern piece too so I could use it for both front and back pieces. Here’s what it should look like:

And here is a closeup of your sleeve from the Bridgette:

And here is my result!

I used a lightweight rayon spandex from Fabric Mart and I love the drape.

I hope this blog post inspires you to explore pattern mashing to get the tops of your dreams – and I think this easy mash is a great first try if you’ve never “mashed” before. I would love to see your results if you give it a try – tag me (Andrea Goltzer Mulford) in the Facebook Group!

Grab the Bridgette here and the Sarah Wide Sweater here. [AFF links]

Happy Sewing!

Andrea @ Happy.Things.Here

(Written by: Adrea Mulford)

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