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undercover blues

Has anyone else seen that movie? It’s an oldie (and completely ridiculous) – but one of my favourites!

Anyway, in case you were wondering (you probably weren’t hehehe) there’s a little sundress hiding under that Briar crop top :)

I’ve been dying to get layer happy with my Briars, since the cropped version does layering so ridiculously well. I love that now my dress can pretend to be a skirt – kind of awesome really. I actually really love this silk dress, but i haven’t worn it much recently – i guess sometimes you fall out of love with something? But throwing my little crop top over it gave it a whole new life for me – i think this might be the first time i’ve worn this dress in a few years. Even if it’s a playing a subdued, undercover role – it still makes me smile that it isn’t hanging wasted in my wardrobe.

I think this idea works particularly well for those of you who like the look of the crop top with high waisted skirts, but aren’t ready to bare your stomach…

So did you have a good weekend?! Mine was spent at the beach, with family, and sewing up a storm… business as usual i guess!

Top: Megan Nielsen Briar pattern (Short sleeved cropped variation)
Dress/skirt: Gap
Shoes: Banana Republic
Hat: Trilby, Country Road
Necklace: Merl Kinzie//Clydes Rebirth 


About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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11 years ago

How cute! What a great way to wear both pieces!

11 years ago

Wow, I thought I was the only one who had ever heard if that movie, much less liked it. My brother and I chose it every time we went to blockbuster. Not sure why we never just bought it! Very cute layering outfit! Love the contrast.

11 years ago

Oooh, very clever! I love this layering effect, especially over a dress! I can totally see myself in this!

11 years ago
Reply to  Meg

Oh, I’m sure I will ;o)

11 years ago

Too too cute! I love how you put it too – the dress ‘pretends’ to be a skirt!

11 years ago


11 years ago

I love the print you picked for your top! It’s really cool!