Tag Archive: women’s sewing

Sundressing with Create/Enjoy

Tie neck sundress by Create/EnjoyYay! I’m glad to see Suzannah of Create/Enjoy sewing again! As much as I love her other posts on decor and food, I’ve missed her sewn creations. Today she’s sharing this tie neck sundress and it’s so cute! Click on over to her site to see all the details.  While you’re on her blog, you Read the Rest…

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Sundressing 2017 with Beatnik Kids

Hey y’all, today Stacey from Beatnik Kids is sharing her dress with this fun grommet detail at the shoulder. I could see this working for a kids dress too! Read the full tutorial here. While you’re on her blog, you might want to check out these posts; click on the image to go to the Read the Rest…

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Sundressing with Live Free Creative Co.

Sundress by Live Free CreativeHey y’all, today I’m happy to welcome my friend Miranda to the blog in her last sundress post before she moves away from Austin (cue sniffles from me). This is the kind of thing that makes me so happy to have the internet, to keep up with friends when they move. Check out all the Read the Rest…

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Sundressing 2017 with Riva la Diva

Hey y’all – today I’m excited to introduce you to a new blogger to the series, Riva of Riva la Diva. Today she’s sharing how she made this breezy summer lounge dress. While you’re over on her blog, you might want to check out one of these posts; click any image to go to the Read the Rest…

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Sundressing with Cotton and Curls

I have long been an admirer of Liz from Cotton and Curls, so I’m excited to welcome her to the series this year! Hop on over to her blog to see how she made this dress with great tie details on the sleeves. You can see all about it here. While you’re over on her Read the Rest…

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Sundressing 2017 with Straight Stitch Designs

Hey y’all, today Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs has a swingy tank dress for you, and it’s my understanding she’s got a free pattern for it too! Read all about it here. While you’re over on her blog, you might want to check out one of these posts; click any image to go to the Read the Rest…

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Sleeve Hacks

Hack a sleeve design - how to change the style of a sewing pattern - Melly SewsIf you have a pattern for a top, t-shirt, or dress with a set-in sleeve, changing up the sleeve style is a really easy way to make it look completely different. And there are tons of different options. Today I’ll show you a couple of them. First up we have the full short sleeve. I’ve Read the Rest…

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Austin Tee with Moonthirty

Austin Tee knit top sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns - sewn by moonthirtyHi there! I’m excited to share my favorite new t-shirt with you today. Actually, it’s one of my 5 favorite new t-shirts, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Buy Austin I am a knit-top-and-jeans girl. Well, quickly we’re moving into knit-top-and-shorts weather here, but you get my point. Like so much of the world, this Read the Rest…

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How to Sew a Knot Shirt

How to sew a knot shirt - turn any shirt (even a store bought one!) into a knot front shirt - sewing tutorial by Melly SewsHey y’all – today I’m taking a page out of my most recent pattern, the Austin Tee, and showing you how you can make any shirt a knot shirt by adding these tie front pieces. You can do this on a woven or knit shirt, and you can place the knot at center front, off Read the Rest…

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Marigold/Texana dress hack with Mamemimo

Marigold Dress - Texana Tank hack | sewing patterns by Blank Slate Patterns | sewn by MamemimoHello everyone! It’s Monica from Mamemimo again, bringing you a pattern hack that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. It is a mix between the Marigold Dress and the Texana Tank Top. Buy Marigold <a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/19177679686:1″ target=”_blank”>Buy Texana Tank</a> First of all, please excuse me, there will be no modeling pictures today. At the time this post Read the Rest…

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Fairelith with ym.sews

Fairelith Top sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns | sewn by _ym.sews_ | swing dress hackHi Melly Sews readers, It’s Yasmeen here from _ym.sews_ to share with you a little hack I created from one of the newest Blank Slate Patterns releases, the Fairelith top. <a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/16590988550:1″ target=”_blank”>Buy Fairelith Top</a> As soon as I saw this pattern I knew it would fit perfectly into my wardrobe, and it was just Read the Rest…

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Auberley Tunic with Stefanie Kamerman

Auberley Tunic sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Stefanie KamermanHowdy, y’all! It is Stefanie Kamerman, again, bringing you my version of the Auberley Tunic. Buy Auberley Dress & Tunic Let me first say how much I LOVE Melissa’s patterns. Each time I sew one of patterns, I learn something new. And sewing the Auberley Tunic was no exception. Anyone else a stubborn sewist? Like, you flat out Read the Rest…

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Oceanside Tester Inspiration

Oceanside Pants & Shorts sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns | Now available in sizes XXS-3XI re-released the Oceanside Pants & Shorts pattern yesterday! It’s been almost 3 years since I first published this design, and it was time to extend it to my full size range. I also included some additional fitting techniques, because alterations for pants can be less intuitive than for other types of garments. Buy Oceanside Pants and Shorts Before Read the Rest…

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Marbella Dress with Froelein Tilia

Marbella Dress by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Froelein TiliaHi there, it’s Eveline from Frölein Tilia here with my version of the Marbella Dress. This month’s blog theme is all about babies and mamas. I became a mama seven years ago. I will never forget the feeling when finally – after nine months of waiting – I got my little baby in my arms; it was absolutely Read the Rest…

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Sewing Patterns for Nursing Mama – Sewing for Breastfeeding

Sewing for breastfeeding - sewing patterns that will work for nursing mothers - Melly SewsHey y’all, today we’re going to talk about breastfeeding, and more specifically sewing patterns for breastfeeding.  Much like pregnancy, I just had no idea about nursing until I was in the thick of trying to breastfeed my newborn. I mean you just stick them on and they eat, right? WRONG! Today’s post is mostly aimed at Read the Rest…

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Wild Flower Top with Mamemimo

Wild Flower Top sewing pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by MamemimoHello! I’m Mònica from Ma, me, mi… mo. I’m really excited to share with you my new top. It is a modified Wild Flower Top and you’re gonna love it. Buy Wild Flower Top My belly has grown a lot since my last post. My due date is in 6 weeks, so I am pretty Read the Rest…

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Shoreline Boatneck with SewSophieLynn

Shoreline Boatneck by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by SewSophieLynnHi all!  Tami from SewSophieLynn here and I’m excited to be sharing with you my first and definitely not my last Shoreline Boatneck. Buy Shoreline Boatneck I’ve had my eye on this pattern forever and when it was re-released it jumped to the top of my to-sew list!  I’ve struggled to find a woven tee Read the Rest…

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Tulip Top with Pincushion Treats

Tulip Top sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Pincushion TreatsHello! Melizza here from Pincushion Treats. Today I’m bringing you my version of the Tulip Top. <a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/16590988550:1″ target=”_blank”>Buy Tulip Top</a> I’ve been itching to sew this for ages. It’s been raining in Seattle for months! Here’s a bit of trivia for you: apparently we have had only three mild sunny days since October! I am so Read the Rest…

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Frolic – Spring 2017 Lookbook

Frolic - spring lookbook from Blank Slate Patterns Hey y’all – I am so excited to share my new spring patterns and lookbook, Frolic, with you today! My friends Susan and Shantell graciously modeled for me, and I got to work with the amazing Chelsea Francis on the photos. You can scroll through the lookbook below, or view it here. The two new Read the Rest…

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Marigold Skirt with SweetKM

marigold skirt sewing pattern from blank slate patterns sewn by sweetkmHi, Kristi here from SweetKM. Today I’m sharing the skirt variation of the Blank Slate Patterns Marigold Dress. I love the bodice details of the full Marigold Dress design, but as it is skirt month here at Melly Sews, I decided to stay true to theme and give the skirt variation a try. This simple a-line, Read the Rest…

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Shoreline Boatneck Roundup

Shoreline Boatneck sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns | now available in sizes XXS-3X | Hack Pack also includedPrior to re-releasing the Shoreline Boatneck last month, I ran a full test on it again. The new sizes and options were important to get right, and I always love seeing the versions that our test group creates. So today take a minute to enjoy all this Shoreline Boatneck inspiration. Buy Shoreline Boatneck The woven top version is always a good choice, Read the Rest…

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Marbella Dress with _ym.sews_

Marbella Dress sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by ym.sewsHi everyone! Yasmeen here from _ym.sews_ bringing you my take on the Blank Slate Patterns Marbella dress. <a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/16590988550:1″ target=”_blank”>Buy Marbella Dress</a> I have a bit of an obsession with long swooshy maxi skirts, and I’ve used the BSP Catalina dress pattern in the past to make two epic maxi dresses (complete with cool scoop Read the Rest…

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Denver Tunic with Sew Mariefleur

Denver Tunic sewing pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Sew MariefleurHi there, it’s me again, Fleurine from Sew Mariefleur! After showing you dresses in my two previous posts, I’ve made something much more suitable for winter this time around – a Denver Tunic. I really like how princess seams just make everything fit so well, and since this month’s theme is “sewing with knits,” the Read the Rest…

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Shoreline Boatneck with moonthirty

Shoreline Boatneck Top & Dress sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by moonthirtyHi y’all! I’m back with something other than a Marbella this time. 😉 Today I have one of my Shoreline Boatneck versions – a slouchy one that’s high on the coziness scale. Buy Shoreline Boatneck When Melissa began re-releasing some of the women’s Blank Slate Patterns to expand the size range, the Shoreline was at the Read the Rest…

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Tulip Top with Inside the Hem

Tulip Top by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Inside The Hem.Hey! It’s Lindsey from Inside The Hem here with my version of the Tulip Top. <a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/16590988550:1″ target=”_blank”>Buy Tulip Top</a> You know that HGTV show Flip or Flop where they take old, run-down houses and renovate them into gorgeous, modern homes? Well, that’s just what I set out to do with this project. I turned Read the Rest…

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Auberley Dress with Sew Mariefleur

Sew Mariefleur Blank Slate Patterns Auberley DressHi there, this is Fleurine from Sew Mariefleur, and I’d like to show you my Auberley dress. This month’s theme is “re-use” and I’ve been thinking a lot about how to incorporate this theme into my garment. I know I wanted to make an above knee-length Auberley dress with a notched neckline and bishop sleeves, Read the Rest…

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How to Hem Jeans

How to Hem Jeans - Use this method to keep the original hem and the wear and distress on it - Melly SewsHey y’all, welcome to January on the blog. This month we’re going to be talking about mending – because the first part of having a great wardrobe is making sure the things you have fit perfectly. So, if you’ve got short girl probs like me, you’ll like today’s post about how to hem jeans. I’ve Read the Rest…

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Zinnia Jacket with SewSophieLynn

Zinnia Jacket by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by SewSophieLynnHi all! Tami from SewSophieLynn here to share my first make of the new year.  The Zinnia Jacket was just perfect to help me kick off my new years’ sewing with a bang! Buy Zinnia Jacket I live in layers in the winter and have been needing a new zip-up hoodie in my closet.  I Read the Rest…

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Auberley Tunic with Pincushion Treats

Auberley Tunic sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Pincushion TreatsHello! Melizza from Pincushion Treats blog here to share my latest Blank Slate Patterns garment. Buy Auberley Dress & Tunic There’s lots of joyous voices in the air. Our family is here for the holiday season and the house feels bright and full. Yummy spices linger in the air from yesterday’s meals. All the grownups Read the Rest…

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Shoreline Boatneck with SweetKM

shoreline boatneck sewing pattern by blank slate patterns sewn by sweetkmHi, Kristi here, from SweetKM. Today I’m sharing a toasty flannel Shoreline Boatneck top. I’m calling this my Christmas casual outfit. I like to dress up for Christmas Eve, and I usually wear pajamas when we open presents in the morning. This festive, but easy to wear, outfit is perfect for all the family visits, or traveling Read the Rest…

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