Trendy Tuxedo Shirt

Here’s the second pattern in the collection – the Trendy Tuxedo shirt (don’t you love Tater’s Blue Steel look again?). This is couture sewing that you can do! Front and back pleats, a separate button placket, button cuffs and collar with a stand. Because boys deserve to have something special sewn just for them, too. 

What makes this trendy? Why, the waved pleats, of course (though the pattern allows you to stick with traditional flat pleats too).

And since you’re making this yourself, you can make your Blank Slate any color you want! I am obviously partial to aquamarine.

Remember the giveaways this week! 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

If you missed a post (like yesterday’s Tuxedo Pants), go back and comment for more entries!

Giveaway will end on Friday, November 9, 2012. I will draw winners via and announce the winners that day.
This giveaway is now closed, winners were announced November 9th.

Don’t forget that 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.

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  1. says

    Love this! So cute! Thanks so much for all the boy patterns. As you know they are hard to find.
    I follow you on both fb pages. Email is vitawright at gmail dot com.

  2. says

    I’m also FB following you.

    …and Sam (resident 2 year old) just wandered by and saw the picture of tater and said “OH. My YIKE dat boy! He play me?”

    Apparently you have a playdate companion if you ever wander in the direction of Ottawa!



  3. says

    although I am partial to the pants, this is another great pattern! what cute details on the front! I follow you & my e mail is achristie87 (at)

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    I love the pin tuck detailing, and waves are great…though my son looked at the picture and said ” no mommy, I don’t want purple pants!” Could not convince him they were grey…I follow on email, pin you, and have liked BSP on fb

  8. Max of Max California ★ says

    I have you in my google feed so i do not miss one post! Sometimes I get Google reader overload and have to not check it for a while {inspiration overload?} but right now I’m catching up again ^_^ I also just hit follow in the google friend connect thing

  9. says

    I have a shirt with the waved pleats myself and I think it’s pretty cute. :) I’m a little afraid of shirts (mainly having to put in sleeves) but I’d be willing to try. sabrina.c.gardner at

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