Sallie & Hollyburn Mashup : An Indie Love Affair

Sallie & Hollyburn Mashup : An Indie Love Affair

Posted by Helen | November 27, 2015 | Into My Closet
Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns

A couple of months ago, I did a guest post on Closet Case Files about my short Sallie Dress variation.  I love the way that dress turned out and I wear it all. the. time.   It is a great fall dress with a jacket, warm tights, and a cozy scarf.  Naturally I wanted to make another, but this time I decided to change things up a bit with a mashup!

Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic PatternsHelen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns     Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns

For my second Sallie dress, I wanted to add flare to the skirt so that it flows away from my hips in an A-line shape.  I really love the style of the Sewaholic Hollyburn, so I decided to use that as my skirt, and keep the Sallie Dress bodice.  I removed the pockets from the skirt to make this an even faster sew.  I’m super happy with the results, and the mashup was really easy to implement.

Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns     Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns

I am super excited to be sharing these awesome photos with you this week!  My amazingly talented friend Kristen Mclaughlin took these shots for me in Hastings Park here in Vancouver. You can check out her photography on her website, goldenbirchphoto.com.
Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns

The fabric I used is a two way stretch polka dot with a textured wrong side.  It is hard to describe, but each dot creates a little bobble of material on the wrong side. The bobbles are soft, but  they do have an interesting texture to them. Because the Sallie bodice is fully lined, the fabric bobbles are all inclosed.  They are exposed on the skirt bottom. which is fine because I wear tights or leggings 8 months of the year :).
Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns

Putting together the Sallie bodice was super easy the second time around.  I think I got an improved v-shape on the front and back, although the back is still pulling a bit at the sides.  I’m guessing this means the bodice is slightly too small?  Any ideas?
Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns
Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns

I sewed this whole dress using a zig-zag stitch, no serging required!  The fabric I’m using doesn’t fray, so the exposed seams on the skirt are no big deal.  I let the dress hang for 48 hours before hemming and I trimmed off some excess fabric from the bottom.  Because the Hollyburn has a front and back seam and was not intended for knits, I think the fabric drooped a bit between the seams.  

I am super happy with my new Sallie Dress!  Have you tried the Sallie yet?  Do you like mixing patterns?  

Special thanks to Kristen for taking all of these amazing photos!  We had a really fun time playing around in this idyllic fall scene by the lake, so here is a bunch of photos #sorrynotsorry.

Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns
Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic PatternsHelen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns

Final Stats

Total project time:  Approximately 5 hours

Fabric: Two way strech knit from Dresssew Supply

Pattern: Sallie Dress by Closet Case files (bodice) and Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt (skirt).

Adjustments: Eliminated the pockets on the Hollyburn skirt.

 

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Love the dress, Helen. Great job mixing the patterns. And superb work with the photos Kristen! Looks like you two had fun 🙂

We did! Thanks, Sam!

Ah, I’ve totally thought of doing this exact mash up! Great minds think alike in this case! Can’t wait to make mine! Looks great!

That’s awesome! It’s a great combo 🙂

You asked if the bodice is too tight? I would say it probably is. The pulls above your bust and across the back suggest so. It looks like you might get a better fit with using the size you used but with a full bust adjustment to make more room for your bust.

Thanks so much Lynn! I’ve never done a FBA, but I think you are right. I’ll have to give it a go next time!

You look so adorable! Love it paired with the jacket.

Awww, thanks, Rhonda!

Cute! I love this dress paired with the jacket and that picture of you with the leaf is so cute!

Thanks, Heather! I love that shot too 🙂 so fun!

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