Tag Archive: women’s sewing

Catalina Dress with Froelein Tilia

Catalina Dress by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Froelein TiliaHi, Eveline from Froelein Tilia here and I’m sharing my version of the Catalina Dress with you guys today! This month’s blog theme is “Impulse Sewing.” Where do you align yourself: Are you a planner or more of an impulsive seamstress? I love to make plans. But when it comes to the point to put Read the Rest…

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Converting Ready Made Bralettes To Fit Better

How to Make a Ready Made Bralette Fit Better - Bralettes for Larger Cup Sizes - Melly SewsRaise your hand if you have to do an FBA almost every time you sew a top for yourself? Yeah, my hand is in the air. If yours is too, today’s post about bralettes to larger cup sizes is for you. I have a couple easy and inexpensive tricks to get a better fit in Read the Rest…

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Austin Tee with Inside The Hem

Hey, everyone! It’s Lindsey from Inside The Hem coming at you today with my new Austin Tee! If you saw my “What I learned from Me-Made May” video then you know one of the holes I found in my wardrobe was casual, weekend wear. So, when Melissa released the Austin Tee earlier this year, I Read the Rest…

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Daintree Skirt and Fairelith Top with Sew Mariefleur

Daintree Skirt and Fairelith Top sewing patterns from Blank Slate Patterns - sewn by Sew MariefleurHi, it’s Fleurine from Sew Mariefleur, and today I’m showing you my new Daintree Skirt and my Fairelith Top – together they make a perfect summer outfit! <a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/16590996870:1″ target=”_blank”>Buy Daintree Skirt</a> Let’s start with the Daintree Skirt: This fun little wrap skirt comes in three different lengths and is a great combination of casual Read the Rest…

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Forsythe Trousers with SewSophieLynn

Forsythe Trousers by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by SewSophieLynnHi, Tami from SewSophieLynn here and I’m sharing my version of the Forsythe Trousers with you guys today!  Everyone needs a pair of comfortable, chic pants in their wardrobe and this pattern totally delivered. Buy Forsythe Trousers In a lightweight rayon challis from Raspberry Creek Fabrics, these are a dream!  I was excited to make Read the Rest…

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How to Sew a Maxi Skirt

How to Sew a Maxi Skirt - How to Sew a Flat Front Skirt - How to Sew a Lined Skirt - Combine techniques for this casual skirt tutorial by Melly SewsHey y’all – today I’m sharing how to sew a maxi skirt. When I started contemplating what I wanted to sew for Skirting the Issue over at Simple Simon & Co this year, I took a good look at my closet and realized I wanted a basic, neutral colored maxi skirt. And I wanted an elastic Read the Rest…

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Catalina Dress with SweetKM

catalina dress sewing pattern by blank slate patterns sewn by sweetkmHi, Kristi here from SweetKM with the Catalina Dress. I made this dress in early June before school was out for the summer. I wish I had kept track of how many times I’ve worn it, because it is definitely one of my most worn summer dresses so far. The Catalina Dress checks all the Read the Rest…

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Sundressing with Flamingo Toes

Denim and floral sundress by Flamingo ToesThe month’s almost over, but we still have a couple of sundresses left! Like this one from my friend Bev at Flamingo Toes. Head over to her site to see how she refashioned a denim top into this country perfect sundress.  While you’re on her blog, you might want to check out these posts; click Read the Rest…

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Sundressing with If Only They Would Nap

Today my friend Jess is sharing this dress in one of my favorite prints! Check out the back of it by going to her site.  While you’re on her blog, you might want to check out these posts; click on the image to go to the post. And don’t forget to check out all the Read the Rest…

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Sundressing with Sew Mariefleur

Hey y’all – today I’m welcoming Fleurine of MarieFleur and the Blank Slate Sewing Team. She’s sharing this summery frock on her blog today; click through to see all the details. While you’re on her blog, you might want to check out these posts; click on the image to go to the post. And don’t Read the Rest…

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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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