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Olive & Opal Maker Round Up Part 1

Olive & Opal maker roundup 1

One of my absolute favourite things when releasing new patterns is seeing the individual spin you put on them! So, to celebrate the release of Olive & Opal, I asked some of my favourite makers to show us how they would use the patterns!

As usual, each and every one has absolutely hit their make out of the park!  I’ve already popped some of the clever ideas onto my list for future Olive & Opal makes (the wardrobe is getting seriously full you guys).

I really hope you enjoy these takes on Olive & Opal and make sure to check out these wonderful makers reviews and Instagram accounts. This is only the first post of two so there is serious inspiration coming your way in the coming weeks. I hope you get as much joy as we did when looking through these makes!

 WHO // Tino from @sewstartino. Be sure to check out her review on her blog, Sew Star Tino!

WHAT SHE MADE // View B Olive dress with tiered skirt

WHY WE LOVE IT // You know I love a pattern hack and I am so excited by what Tino made! Her Olive dress has a tiered skirt and elastic cuff sleeve hem. It’s amazing what a few changes can do!

WHO // Tegan from @whatteganmade.

WHAT SHE MADE // View A Opal pants

WHY WE LOVE IT // Tegan’s Khaki cotton linen Opal pants perfectly walk the line of comfy and stylish!

WHO // Whitney from @whitneygetsdressed.

WHAT SHE MADE // View B Olive dress

WHY WE LOVE IT // I’m such a fan of Whitney’s personal style and this fabric choice is absolute perfection!!

WHO // Amy from @amyzecheann.

WHAT SHE MADE // View C Olive blouse with Opal View B pants

WHY WE LOVE IT // I was so excited when I saw that Amy made a matching cropped Olive + Opal set! These pieces pair so well together and as separates.

WHO // Faith from @faithstjules. Be sure to check out her review on her blog!

WHAT SHE MADE // View B Olive dress

WHY WE LOVE IT // I love Faith’s choice of print, and her pattern matching is incredible – can you believe there is a patch pocket there?

WHO // Carole from @carolerankin.

WHAT SHE MADE // View C Opal shorts

WHY WE LOVE IT // I love a neutral pair of shorts and these Opal shorts are going to go with absolutely everything!

WHO // Brooke from @retro_novella. Be sure to check out her review on her blog, Retro Novella!

WHAT SHE MADE // View B Olive dress

WHY WE LOVE IT // I love seeing how everyone brings their personal style to my patterns and Brookes dress inspired by Sabrina The Teenage Witch is just too sweet!

WHO // Mel from @melt.stitches. Be sure to check out her review on her blog, Melt Stitches!

WHAT SHE MADE // View B Olive dress

WHY WE LOVE IT // I love how Mel customised her dress by adding a ruffle hem to her sleeves and raising the waistline to meet the V neck!


What about you?! We’d love to see what you’re creating from the Opal pants & shorts pattern and the Olive dress & blouse pattern!

Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNopal, #MNolive and @megannielsenpatterns to share what you’ve been working on, and check out what everyone else is up to!

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About Author

Anita is the Operations Manager here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and happily works on multiple areas of the business in any one day! Anita is the first port of call for any of your customer service enquiries, manages daily operations and oversees all pattern production, graphic design, website maintenance, inventory management & drinking all the coffee/eating all the cookies in the cupboard.

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Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen
3 years ago

WOW! The original pattern and the testers’ creativity are both such a breath of inspiration this summer. Thank you, Thank you! I can’t wait to get my hands on this. Saw Opal on The Foldline first, and “What is that TOP?” Well done, MN! Xxx