Pocketful of Posies Dress

Full View - Pocketful of Posies Dress - Womens PDF Sewing Pattern by http://blankslatepatterns.com

Hey y’all – today I’m releasing the last of my spring patterns – which were all for women! This one is the Pocketful of Posies Dress, and I think I’m going to be living in it this spring and into summer. This dress features a pleated front panel that scoops into generous front pockets – Read the Rest…

Dyed Jeans Flashback Post

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While we’re talking about jeans this month, I thought it would be handy to take another look at dyeing jeans. This post covers how I took thrift store jeans and made them skinny jeans. And this post tells more about how I dyed them. Hooray – you read the whole post! Wanna hang out more? Read the Rest…

Parisian – Just Add Jeans

Parisian top by GoTo Patterns sewn by http://mellysews.com

And finally I’m sharing the Parisian top from the Just Add Jeans collection. This one is by GoTo Patterns, and if I was channeling Downton Abbey and Audrey Hepburn and my inner rock star for the other photos, for this one I felt like Zoe Deschanel. With the clean and classic lines of this top, Read the Rest…

Daytripper – Just Add Jeans

Close up - Daytripper shirt by Shwin Designs sewn by http://mellysews.com

And today I’m showing off the Daytripper, by Shwin Designs. Confession: all the pictures of the tops in this collection on me were taken in one day. Confession number 2 – the hubs gets better at taking pictures towards the end of any session. Combine that with the fact that we caught the golden hour Read the Rest…

The City Girl – Just Add Jeans

Close up - The City Girl Top - Pattern by see kate sew - sewn by http://mellysews.com

Today I’m showing off my version of see kate sew’s pattern in the Just Add Jeans collection – the City Girl Frock and Top. This top features a cowl neck the shirt is gathered to a yoke. It’s a super trendy look, and (just as important) is easy to wear. I was trying to channel Read the Rest…

Wildflower – Just Add Jeans

Wildflower PDF Sewing Pattern - BlankSlatePatterns.com

Today I’m showing off my pattern from the Just Add Jeans Collection  - the Wild Flower. I was channeling Downton Abbey and early 1920s fashion when I started to design this top. I love those deep V-necks you see in fashion during that time period. OK, who am I kidding – the 1920s in general might Read the Rest…

Sequined Dress – How to Sew Sequins

Knit raglan sleeve sequin dress - MellySews.com

Hey y’all. Have you ever totally stressed about what to wear to an event? I’m sure I’m not the only neurotic one out there who can totally overthink both the outfit and my comfort requirements for said outfit. Well, Alt Summit last month brought out the neurosis full force. For the green themed party I Read the Rest…

Lace Dress, 3 Ways

Style a Lace Dress 3 Ways - MellySews.com

Yesterday I mentioned that I purposely left this lace dress unlined so that I could play with different things underneath it. I have a few slip dresses, but I’ll probably be making a few more from this pattern and just leaving the tie off the middle. This is a great way to play with different Read the Rest…

Shoreline Boatneck Shirt Sewing Pattern Release!

Gorgeous Rayon version of Shoreline Boatneck PDF Sewing Pattern by Blank Slate Patterns

It’s finally here! The Shoreline Boatneck Shirt Sewing Pattern, which has been much anticipated and asked for ever since I released the Beachy Boatneck, is now available for purchase.  The Shoreline Boatneck Top and Dress is an easy sew alternative to a t-shirt. Yes, that’s right, I said dress – this comes with a dress length Read the Rest…