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Fairelith Top with Sew Mariefleur

Fairelith Raglan Top sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Sew MariefleurHi there, it’s Fleurine from Sew Mariefleur! This month’s theme is “Creative” and today I’m showing you an easy way to make a simple top look more interesting. I’ve made several Fairelith Tops before (you can see one here) and love the fit and the neckline. This time I wanted to make the top a Read the Rest…

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Denver Dress with Inspinration

Denver Dress sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by InspinrationHi, this is Miranda from Inspinration. Today, I am showing you my take on the Denver dress (affiliate link). This month’s theme is “creative,” so that is what I did, I got extra creative and slightly hacked the pattern. To create an extra-pretty silhouette, I adjusted the pockets. In the original Denver, the pockets create Read the Rest…

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Embroidered Valetta Dress Hack

Modern muumuu - linen dresse from the Valetta pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Melly SewsHey y’all – meet my favorite new dress, an embroidered linen blend Valetta Top, embroidered with this add on pattern. I added pockets because I have resolved that I shall have no more skirts or dresses without them. And then I dragged Tater out on a weekend morning to take pictures for me. I think Read the Rest…

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Austin Tee with Sewingridd

Austin T-shirt Sewing pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by SewIngriddHi! Ingrid from Sewingridd here! I’m so excited to share my first blog for Blank Slate Patterns with you. I’m a lot less excited about the fact that summer is turning its back already though. The weather is turning colder and days are rapidly shortening here in the Netherlands where I live. So I found Read the Rest…

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Striped Marigold with Doctora Botones

Marigold Dress sewing pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Stephanie (Doctora Botones)Hi! I am Stephanie, Doctora Botones on social media! And I am here with you today to share my new Marigold dress! First of all you should know that I live in a village surrounded by vineyards. It’s beautiful to see this fruit from the beginning of the first shoots until you can pick the Read the Rest…

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Shoreline Boatneck with Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Shoreline Boatneck sewing pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Sweeter Than CupcakesHello all! This is Courtney from Sweeter Than Cupcakes, and I am thrilled to be sharing my Shoreline Boatneck with you. (affiliate link) Being fairly new to sewing for myself rather than for my children, I jumped at the challenge to sew up a Blank Slate women’s pattern. Some of my favorite tops in my closet Read the Rest…

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Auberley Dress with Creating in the Gap

Auberley dress sewing pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Margo of Creating In The GapHi Everyone! I’m Margo from Creating In The Gap…I’m a pattern addict and fabric hoarder extraordinaire! I am so excited to be a part of the Blank Slate Sewing team this year!! I’m new to Blank Slate patterns and so far…I’m won over. When Melly gave me the theme of prints for my first make, Read the Rest…

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Custom Printed Marbella with Crystal

Marbella Dress and Peplum Top sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Crystal ThoresonHi everyone!  It’s Crystal (@thoresoncrystal on Instagram) and today I’m sharing a super fun project for customizing your handmade garments.  As much as I enjoy sewing for myself, I really love making things for my daughters.  As my eldest daughter gets older it becomes more difficult to find patterns that fit well, she’ll be 14 Read the Rest…

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Custom Printed Marbella with Crystal

Marbella Dress and Peplum Top sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Crystal ThoresonHi everyone!  It’s Crystal (@thoresoncrystal on Instagram) and today I’m sharing a super fun project for customizing your handmade garments.  As much as I enjoy sewing for myself, I really love making things for my daughters.  As my eldest daughter gets older it becomes more difficult to find patterns that fit well, she’ll be 14 Read the Rest…

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Novelista Shirt in Yes Please Rose Gold Plaid

Novelista Shirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn in Yes, Please rose gold plaid by Riley Blake - sewn by Melly SewsHey y’all, welcome to prints month on the blog! I’m stealing a Blank Slate Post from my team today to share a plaid Novelista Shirt. One of the perks of being a fabric designer is getting samples of fabric before they’re released. A while back, I got a sample of Yes, Please plaid in Rose Read the Rest…

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Another Austin Tee with moonthirty

Austin Tee sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by moonthirtyHi everyone! Susan here… with another of my Austin Tees. Sorry not sorry. Since I already have eight(!) of them in my closet and they’re each getting worn on the regular, what choice do I have but to share another one with y’all today? I feel pretty sure you know this fabric. 😉 It’s Melissa’s Read the Rest…

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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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