Sew This Look Volume 1

Sew This Look Volume 1

In our Instagram feed, we sometimes share RTW (ready-to-wear) looks that we come across that would be easy to recreate with a Blank Slate Pattern. Here are a few recent ones:

Sew this Madewell look with Austin Tee and Tillery Skirt from Blank Slate Patterns

Use the Austin Tee to create the 3/4-sleeve tee, and place the tie a few inches forward of the side seam. Here are a few fabric options (affiliate links):

And of course the Tillery Skirt would be spot-on! Just swap out the snaps for buttons -- you could use wooden or coconut, or even jeans buttons. This mustard twill (affiliate link) would work great.

 

We all know the Shoreline Boatneck is ripe for a wide variety of hacks. And this one is a really simple modification. All you have to do is create teeny tiny circle skirts for the ruffles at the hem. :) 

Just measure the length of the hemline, and that will be the "waist" measurement of your circle pattern piece for the ruffle. (Check out this post for a circle skirt formula.)
Then decide how long you want your ruffles; it looks like these are about 3" or so. 
It will be the most fabric efficient if you cut a piece for the front and one for the back, then join them at the side seams.

I couldn't find a perfect red rayon gingham fabric, but I did come up with a few options. Here's what I found (affiliate links):

 

 

This is barely even a hack to the Texana Tank! All you'd have to do is add a tie front. Follow these steps and make the tie cutout facing a half circle instead of an upside down v, if desired.

Here are a few fun striped knit options (affiliate links):

 

And this Austin Tee hack already has a full tutorial! Follow the steps in this post to modify your pattern pieces for it. And the best way to get tonal matching cotton gauze and jersey as shown in the sample might be to dye it yourself. See this post for how to dye fabric. 

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Sizing Information

Below is the sizing guide I use when designing patterns. Please note that these measurements refer to your child, not to any measurements on the finished pattern.

Please note that NOT ALL CHILDREN'S PATTERNS COME IN ALL THESE SIZES.
Make sure to check the specific pattern you're interested in for which sizes are included. 
Children's sizes, Blank Slate Patterns sewing patterns

 

Women’s sizes are based on the chart below:
Please note that NOT ALL WOMEN'S PATTERNS COME IN ALL THESE SIZES.
Make sure to check the specific pattern you're interested in for which sizes are included. 

Women’s sizes are based on the chart above.
Please note that NOT ALL WOMEN'S PATTERNS COME IN ALL THESE SIZES.
Make sure to check the specific pattern you're interested in for which sizes are included.