Tag Archive: women’s sewing

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…

The post Marbella Dress with Froelein Tilia appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Sewing Patterns for Nursing Mama – Sewing for Breastfeeding appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Wild Flower Top with Mamemimo appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Shoreline Boatneck with SewSophieLynn appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Tulip Top with Pincushion Treats appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Frolic – Spring 2017 Lookbook appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Marigold Skirt with SweetKM appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Shoreline Boatneck Roundup appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Marbella Dress with _ym.sews_ appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Denver Tunic with Sew Mariefleur appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Shoreline Boatneck with moonthirty appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Tulip Top with Inside the Hem appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Auberley Dress with Sew Mariefleur appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post How to Hem Jeans appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Zinnia Jacket with SewSophieLynn appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Auberley Tunic with Pincushion Treats appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

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…

The post Shoreline Boatneck with SweetKM appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Sew Slippers – Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

Sew Slippers - a Free Pattern and Video Tutorial to make these DIY Slippers for Men, Women, or Kids - Melly SewsHey y’all, today I’m sharing a slipper pattern to sew slippers from fleece. I have perpetually cold feet. Everyone who knows me knows this, and since I stopped teaching and work from home (many days in my pajamas) I have amassed a collection of warm socks and slippers so that I don’t have to put Read the Rest…

The post Sew Slippers – Free Pattern and Video Tutorial appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Rivage Raglan with _ym.sews_

Rivage Raglan by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by ym.sews Hi everyone! Yasmeen here from _ym.sews_ sharing my Rivage Raglan. &lt;a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/16404500102:1″ target=”_blank”&gt;Buy Rivage Raglan&lt;/a&gt; Anyone who follows my sewing instagram account knows that I love a quick sew! Those projects that only take a few hours from cutting to having a finished garment to wear are so satisfying. Quick sews doesn’t mean messy sewing though so Read the Rest…

The post Rivage Raglan with _ym.sews_ appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Tulip Top with Ma, me, mi…mo

Tulip Top sewing pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by MamemimoNote: This pattern has just been re-released in the full Blank Slate women’s size range, and it now includes a cross back option as well! Hi there! It’s Mònica from Ma, me, mi…mo. I’m really happy to be here again with you sharing my very latest project as part of the Blank Slate Sewing Team. Today I would Read the Rest…

The post Tulip Top with Ma, me, mi…mo appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

(Another) Marbella Dress with moonthirty

Marbella Dress sewing pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by moonthirtyHello y’all! I hope those of you in the US had a great Thanksgiving. It’s (finally) starting to get chilly here, so I’m beginning to transition some of the pieces in my closet. Which means moving from my sleeveless Marbella to this one. <a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/16590988550:1″ target=”_blank”>Buy Marbella Dress</a> I think it’s pretty hard to tell that this Read the Rest…

The post (Another) Marbella Dress with moonthirty appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Rose T-shirt with Stefanie Kamerman

Rose T-shirt from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Stefanie KamermanHowdy, y’all! Stefanie here for the Blank Slate Sewing Team. Happy (early) Holidays, too!!! Buy Rose T-Shirt Today, I am showing off my Rose T-Shirt! But really, it should be called the Rose Tunic. I’m a shorty, so dresses are notoriously too long but tunics fit just right. So, I opted to lengthen the shirt Read the Rest…

The post Rose T-shirt with Stefanie Kamerman appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

By Popular Demand Fabric Tour – Summer Concert Tee

Summer Concert Tshirt pattern by Dixie DIY sewn by Melly Sews in By Popular Demand KnitHey y’all, today I’m participating in a fabric tour for my friends, the girls over at Simple Simon & Co. This print is from their new line with Riley Blake, called By Popular Demand. The By Popular Demand fabrics are a few basic patterns in a range of colors. I’m wearing the arrows in gray. I Read the Rest…

The post By Popular Demand Fabric Tour – Summer Concert Tee appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Wintersong Dress with Inside The Hem

Wintersong Dress sewing pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Inside The HemHey, everyone! It’s Lindsey from Inside The Hem coming at you today with my new Wintersong Dress! <a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/699771039:1″ target=”_blank”>Buy Wintersong Dress</a> I had such a great time modifying and making this dress! I am thrilled with the results. I hope you like it, too. Watch the video to learn more about my thought process Read the Rest…

The post Wintersong Dress with Inside The Hem appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Catalina Dress with Sew Mariefleur

Blank Slate Patterns Catalina Dress by Sew MariefleurHi Melly Sews readers, this is Fleurine from Sew Mariefleur. This month’s theme is “Imaginative” and today I want to show you my Catalina dress and write a little about how easy it is to modify this pattern to end up with the perfect dress for you. I’m usually not much of a pattern hacker, Read the Rest…

The post Catalina Dress with Sew Mariefleur appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Marigold Peplum Top with Pincushion Treats

melly-sews-marigold-by-pincushion-treats-699x1050Hello, I’m Melizza from Pincushion Treats. I haven’t been blogging there recently but I am super active on Instagram. I’m well excited to share my Blank Slate Marigold peplum top and cardigan hack. So much so that I have three Marigold looks to share. Buy Marigold When I considered what fabrics to use for the peplum top, I couldn’t get Read the Rest…

The post Marigold Peplum Top with Pincushion Treats appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Blanc T Shirt with SweetKM

blanc t-shirt sewing pattern by blank slate patterns sewn by sweetkmHi, Kristi here, from SweetKM. Today I’m sharing the incredibly versatile Blanc T Shirt. As my handmade wardrobe grows I’ve started to think about how a garment will fit into my wardrobe before I start sewing. A crisp white tee has infinite possibilities in any wardrobe, and I easily came up with two ways of combining the Read the Rest…

The post Blanc T Shirt with SweetKM appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

How to Sew a Sleeveless Dress – Make Any Dress Sleeveless

How to Make a Dress Sleeveless - With a Lined Bodice - Sewing Tutorial by Melly SewsHey y’all – today is the last post on the theme of Wardrobe Basics, and I’m sharing the dress every woman should have in her closet – the Little Black Dress. To make mine truly seasonless, I prefer it to be sleeveless, so I’m also going to show you how to sew a sleeveless dress. Read the Rest…

The post How to Sew a Sleeveless Dress – Make Any Dress Sleeveless appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Rivage Raglan with Paisley Roots

karlyrivageHey! It’s Karly from Paisley Roots here and I’m very excited to share my Rivage Raglan for my very first post. This month’s theme is Wardrobe Basics and raglans are a very essential part of mine. &lt;a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/16404500102:1″ target=”_blank”&gt;Buy Rivage Raglan&lt;/a&gt; The Rivage Raglan comes in sizes XXS-3X and has so many options! You have 3 sleeves options, T-shirt Read the Rest…

The post Rivage Raglan with Paisley Roots appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Shoreline Boatneck with Yasmeen from _ym.sews_

Shoreline boatneck, Blanks Slate Pattern sewn by _ym.sews_Hello, it’s Yasmeen here from _ym.sews_. Today I’m talking about the Shoreline Boatneck which I made in dress version for my first post on the Blank Slate Patterns sewing team. Buy Shoreline Boatneck For me, a wardrobe essential is a piece of clothing that is comfortable and easy to wear. When choosing my pattern for Read the Rest…

The post Shoreline Boatneck with Yasmeen from _ym.sews_ appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more