Blank Slate Holiday Collection, Tuxedo Pants, and a Giveaway!

I am so excited! The last pattern for my holiday collection was sent out to pattern testers Friday, and I feel like I can finally breathe after running a mad dash of pattern design, sample sewing, photo taking, etc. And, I can announce that the Blank Slate Holiday Collection will be available this Friday!

I am going to spend this week showing you the patterns while I work behind the scenes to finalize them for sale.

AND, just to make things interesting, I’m having several giveaways and a sale this week! Exciting for you too.

Make sure to read to the bottom to find out the giveaway and sale details, and let’s look at the first pattern, the Trendy Tuxedo Pants.

These will be available in sizes 18m-8, like all the Blank Slate patterns. And even though these are formal style, they’re not hard to sew. There is a total of 6 pattern pieces involved in making these. They have a working fly (I promise you can do this – if in doubt, check this tutorial. See? Easy), ribbon embellishment down the sides, welt pockets in the back, and optional topstitched front pockets.

Just think about how snazzy your guy (or girl – these would be adorable on a girl too – I can just see gray with pink ribbon – how cute!) will look in these pants. Maybe paired with a Basic Blazer? Stylin’ for sure. 

And yes, I am a total tease and you’re going to have to come back tomorrow to see what Tater’s sporting on top (or check the Blank Slate Patterns Facebook page – I posted a sneak peek there a while back).

So, now for the giveaway details. I am giving away a copy of EACH pattern I show this week, AND a grand prize of the ENTIRE Holiday Collection. Since these are PDF patterns, this giveaway is also open to international readers.

To enter you must be a follower via Google Friend Connect, RSS, email, or by liking Melly Sews on Facebook. See the buttons at the top of my blog and my right sidebar for your subscription options.

You MUST comment for EACH entry, AND LEAVE YOUR EMAIL in each entry (mellysews(at) format is fine) so I can contact you if you win!

EACH entry enters you to win the pattern you are commenting on AND is an entry for the collection giveaway.

  • Mandatory Entry: Comment on the pattern post, letting me know how you follow. 
  • Extra Entry 1: Like Blank Slate Patterns on Facebook
  • Extra Entry 2: Share the pattern link on your Facebook page
  • Extra Entry 3: Pin the pattern picture (the first one with the title on it) on Pinterest

This giveaway is now closed, winners were announced November 9th.

    And finally, the sale details. From now through Sunday, November 11, you can get 20% off of any of the patterns I carry on my site (so not the Hipster Henley or the Cool Cardigan since they are only on Lil Blue Boo right now), including the Blank Slate Basics Collection and the Blank Slates (for Girls!) collections, and any of the holiday patterns once they launch. And by the way, I will be retiring the collections at the end of this year. The individual patterns will still be for sale, but they will not be sold as a collection in 2013. So if you’ve been waiting to pick up one of the collections, now is the time to do it! Use the code 20OFF when you check out to get your discount.

    Come back tomorrow to see the Trendy Tuxedo Shirt.

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      I am a follower (through Google friends) , already liked on Facebook but have shared link on Facebook and Pinterest! These pants are gorgeous and thank you for the chance to win the pattern(s)

      aussiecazdesigns (at) gmail (dot) com

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      I follow you & am SOOOO excited for this giveaway! I just purchased the blazer patter & have been cutting away to start on my first blazer. It would be really great to get the whole lot & really solidify my boy patterns (my girl is absolutely taken over my sewing projects) … achristie87 (at) **fingers Crossed!!

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    7. Emilia says

      Shared your blog link on my FB, but the patterns do not appear linked…. so i cannot figure out how to share the link. THANKS

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    10. Max of Max California ★ says

      If I like your page on fb, does that count as one entry for the entire competition, or do I comment on each post saying I like the page on facebook?

      Anyway, I LOVE these and I can see them in so many variations for my kids! Tartan with plain stripe, plain pants with a tartan stripe! Or a gold braid stripe! Or the traditional black with red satin stripe. Oh my!

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