Monday, 27 August 2012



Isabelle definitely gets the lions share of the clothes that I sew. I think this is largely because there are so many more cute and inspiring girls patterns out there than there are for boys.

Because of this when I was recently offered a special deal* for the 'Blank Slate Patterns' e-book by Melissa of Melly Sews, I jumped at the chance. (*I was offered this deal because I had previous bought her Blazer pattern.)

And inspired by my new patterns, I took a break from sewing for the market and whipped up two 'Blank Tanks' last night.


My usually uncooperative model proved very co-operative for the small price of a cookie. (Although it was pretty hard to get a photo of him without his mouthful!)

I found this pattern really easy with great instructions and fast to sew. I have an overlocker/ serger but the instructions are for those that don’t, so I would recommend it to all.


My fabric selection, in case you are interested is as follows: Knit fabric used throughout (as per instructions); owl fabric from Spoonflower; grey and white stripe – from an old top of my Mums, purple and green and white stripe – from my MIL’s stash.

The idea with the Blank Slate patterns is that you can customise them anyway you want – this is what I’ve done here with the different coloured fabric on the backs (actually I was just trying to make my owl fabric last as long as possible!

I’m very happy with these – but first we need some better weather for Noah to enjoy them in, it’s raining here now! I also recently bought the Wiksten Tank pattern for me and am looking forward to whipping up and wearing a couple when Summer finally arrives!

I could even use the same fabric, so Noah and I can be alll matchy-matchy! (Maybe not!)

Have you made anything fun recently?

Joining in with 'Our creative Space' and Make it wear it Thursday – later in the week.

Jenny x


Melissa said...

Love them - especially the owl print! Good job.

Hootnz said...

They are going to be perfect staples for summer - my boys always loved their tanks ")

Mollie Robinson said...

aw thaats so cute Jenny..really like the owl one!!!

Pam said...

I think most of us sew more for girls, than for boys. There's a wider variety of both patterns and fabric for girls. Your tank tops look great!!! Love the owl fabric!

Ginx Craft said...

Very cute photos. The tops look great.