Sew This Look Volume 2

December 11, 2017

Recreate ready-to-wear styles with Blank Slate Patterns

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 Anthropologie look with the Rivage Raglan from Blank Slate Patterns

Use the Rivage Raglan to create this cozy sweater.  Alter the pattern to straighten the hemline, cropping the length to end at your high hip.

To create the trim:

  • Use an ivory cotton/spandex jersey to create several yards of 1" wide single-fold trim. Cut 2" wide strips, then fold raw edges towards the center (wrong sides together) and press.
  • Topstitch the trim in place onto the vertical center of the sleeves before constructing the top.
  • On page 11, after step 2 of the pattern instructions -- topstitch the ivory trim on top of the sleeve seam lines.
  • Also on page 11, after step 3 -- add sleeve cuffs made with the ivory jersey. The cuffs should be 1" finished width, the same length as the end of the sleeve (not stretched to fit).
  • Make the neckband using the ivory jersey. To recreate the inspiration look, you'll need to widen the neckband piece (make it 3" wide, so that the finished width will be 1").
  • After hemming, attach more of the trim evenly around the bottom of the sweater. (It looks like about 2" above the bottom edge.)

Here are a few fabric options (affiliate links):

 

Sew this Tilly's look with the Fairelith Raglan Top from Blank Slate Patterns

The Fairelith Raglan is the perfect starting point for this henley tee! All you have to do is curve the hemline and add the henley placket. (If you have the Texana or Shoreline patterns, you can trace the curve of either of those hemlines.) Shorten the long Fairelith sleeve to 3/4 length. And lastly, add the henley placket from this tutorial.

You could use these fabrics for it (affiliate links):

 

 Sew this Boden look with the Shoreline Boatneck from Blank Slate Patterns

The Shoreline Boatneck already includes a hack pack with this sleeve option! Straighten the hemline, if desired. The inspiration garment uses a knit stripe and light woven for the bell ruffle, but you can use either/or for the Shoreline. This white/black stripe 100% cotton jersey looks perfect. (aff link)

 

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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.