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Alissa + Veronika

Isn’t there something so fun about mashing up sewing patterns??

This is a combo of the Alissa pattern (Version 3) and the Veronika skirt (Version 3). I really love how it turned out! I combined a medium top and a medium skirt and i think they melded really well! It was nice to take what started out as a maternity crop top and turn it into a nursing dress. Unfortunately it doesn’t fit as well as well as it used to, that’s always the hard thing about the year after baby is born, so many weight fluctuations. I should probably take it in, but now that i’ve weaned Birdie i’ll be getting much less use out of this dress, so i kind of don’t feel like it. That sounded lazy hehe. But it served me really well for a year, and i think it’s okay to say goodbye now. Right?!

Megan Nielsen Alissa + Veronika sewing pattern mashup

A lot of people have asked me about whether the neckline stretches out after nursing – to be honest, i haven’t had this issue at all. This dress has had a lot of wear, and i think the neckline still looks really good. I think it’s important to choose a knit with good recovery, and that will really be your saving grace. If you’re still worried you can always sew some elastic into your neckline to stabilize it and help it recovery – lingerie elastic is probably the nicest choice as its soft and thin.

If i did this again i think i would try combining the Alissa V3 with the Cascade skirt – wouldn’t that be rad? I think i’d also ruche the sides of the top for something a little different. And you know, RED, so i would look like that cha cha emoji. Ok now i really want to make that! ha!

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Megan Nielsen Alissa + Veronika sewing pattern mashup
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photography: Sabatomic

[Make this Look]

Dress: Megan Nielsen // Alissa pattern + Veronika pattern (FREE)
Shoes: Skin
Bag: Vintage Coach
Sunnies: RayBan Wayfarers

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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Abigail Doyle
6 years ago

Oh Megan, this is a cute mashup!