Hi, Melly Sews readers and Blank Slate Patterns fans. It’s Mònica from Ma, me, mi… mo, and I am here today to share with you my first time sewing a Blank Slate Pattern for kids! Yes, it’s the first time that I’ve used one of Melissa’s kids patterns. Can you believe that!? I created a cute outfit for my boy by pairing the Zippy Jacket with the Slouchy Beanie Hat (aff links), and I think it turned so cute!
My son is 6 years old and I want him to be able to get dressed on his own, so that I can prepare myself to go to work and get his two sisters ready on time in the morning. I wanted to sew a garment to go with most of the t-shirts and pants he already has. I am slowly sewing something similar to a capsule wardrobe in order to help him mix and match easily. That’s why I decided to use blue and grey fabrics and just add a pop of color on the zipper.
The Zippy Jacket has a zip front, ribbing-bound circle pockets, ribbed cuffs and waist, and a collar. It’s fast to sew and the step by step instructions include color pictures and are really easy to follow. In my opinion the pattern has only one huge defect: the largest size is the 7/8, the one that I sewed for my son, and we love the pattern and are very sad to not be able to use it anymore. Melissa, we need you to extend the sizes. Please, please, please!!! (Melissa’s note: Check out this post to make it bigger! 😊)
The Slouchy Beanie Hat is a fast and fun project that you can sew for any member of the family — it includes sizes from preemie to adult. Don’t tell, but I am planning to sew hats for everyone next Christmas. It’s perfect for using up knit scraps and extremely fast to sew.
I used a blue knit with arrows for the beanie and the jacket pockets, blue ribbing for the cuffs and waistband, and grey ribbed knit for the rest of the jacket. It is the first time I’ve used ribbed knit for a whole garment and it works pretty well! I sewed the jacket in one size up from the one recommended for his measurements, because I like this baggy look and he will be able to use it longer. I am planning to sew a matching Zinnia Jacket for me soon. 😉
Thank you so much for reading.