I am so excited this series has started and that I can share what I’ve been hard at work on over the past month! The pieces you see in this post are all patterns from my newly released eBook, Blank Slate Basics.
As all of you who sew for boys know, the patterns available for boys are about 1/4 or less of the patterns available for girls. I am on a mission to start to correct that. My goal with this set of patterns is to give those who sew for boys a set of “Blank Slates” – the things boys wear all the time – so that you don’t have to worry about drafting patterns, you can skip right to expressing creativity through fabric choice, embellishment and detail.
So today I’m showing you the Blank Tank
The Vintage V-Neck
And the Clean Slate Shorts
All the basics your own Boys of Summer need for the season!
Blank Slate Basics has all three of these patterns in sizes 18m-8, plus two more.
What a fantastic idea Melissa! I particularly like the shorts. I would love to make Will a stack of those. When will your pattern be available?
August 16th they’ll be available as a set and individually.
What a great series! And these pictures are too freaking adorable!!
I love this! Great job on the basics outfits – they are wonderful. I’m so excited about the kickoff to this series! Awesome!!!!
Those pictures are too cute. They are having so much fun! Fantastic idea for a set of patterns. What sizes do these run through?
I love that you are concentrating on the BOYS! There is so little out there for boys and I always have to make my own patterns for my son.
Yowzers, those boys are adorable! I can’t wait to get my hands on that vintage v-neck pattern. You’ve done a wonderful job, Melissa. You should be so proud!
I love that v neck t. And I WAS looking at the cover trying to figure it out LOL.
oh I can’t wait for this book!!! I adored Sewing for boys because you didn’t have to sift through all the girl patterns to finally find the few boys ones….now another whole book of awesome boy stuff!!!
Awwww! What gorgeous boys!! The clothes look fab too, but I think those two little heartbreakers would look great in anything! Looking forward to the series!
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I need that v-neck pattern stat! I’m actually working on one for my post, but it is hard finding a good pattern for it! I’m excited!
I can already tell I’m going to have to get your book. Those outfits are just perfect for my little guys.
Terrific idea-and much needed! I definitely need a copy.
Max of Max California ★
Ummm this is AMAZING! How come you didn’t do this for me 3 years ago?? haha. Can’t wait, I love the basics because you can always add design details!
What a great idea! I love the shorts…and the boys of course. Too cute!
Justine of SewCountryChick
So classic! I would love to have a little boy to sew for again! Mine is bigger than me now.
Jessica at Me Sew Crazy
So cute Melissa! I love how you did the V on that one shirt, the fold over is awesome!
What cute outfits!! 🙂
Loving these basics for boys!!! I’m on a mission to not spend a dime on my twin boy’s wardrobe for fall/winter – these patterns would help out so much!!!
This is such a great idea, I love them!
Those shorts are adorable!
Finally, functional and fun clothes patterns for boys!
How perfect for these little guys and very muscle minded – they are great !)
I love how these are the basic staples for any boy! I am really looking forward to these patterns. I love the pants by the way, and the shorts, and the shirt. I love it all!.
How great! I will have to get your ebook 🙂 I love the entire idea! I made a tank and shorts combo for Sew in Tune and blogged about it but I kind of winged the patterns on my own and this would have made it so much easier and nicer! Great outfits! And fantastic series! Hurray for boys!
Thanks for caring about the boys. They are so overlooked in the pattern and fabric world. So many options for the girls. I have purchased the Clean Slate pattern. Now for figuring out what size to make my skinny grandson.