Skye Joggers and Sora Sweater Round-up

April 02, 2018

Skye Joggers and Sora Sweater Round-up

Hi everyone! It's Susan here, Melissa's assistant. One of the things I do in my role for Melissa is coordinate the testing efforts for upcoming releases. And I have some Sora Sweater and Skye Joggers tester photos for you today!

The testing process is crucial to a great finished sewing pattern, and we are so grateful for our dedicated team who put in their sewing time and energy on it. They ended up with some awesome garments, too!

SKYE JOGGERS

Skye Joggers sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns

Melissa designed Skye to be the perfect slim-fit joggers - skimming the hips and thighs, and fitting a little closer below the knee. They are drafted to sit at about your bellybutton. The pattern includes ankle and calf lengths, and both are finished with a cuff/band.

Skye Joggers sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns

Of course the pockets are essential! These are roomy and easy to sew, with a slight curved opening to prevent gaping.

Skye Joggers sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns

All of us who sew know how important that crotch curve is! We spent a lot of time refining this during testing. And if you need help tweaking the fit just for your figure, lots of fitting help is included in the pattern.

SORA SWEATER

Sora Sweater cardigan and pullover sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns

Melissa was originally inspired to create the Sora Sweater based on some knitting patterns. As she developed it, she tweaked the design and ended up with a really versatile pattern. It includes a couple of lengths, both a cardigan view as well as a pullover, and either short sleeves or long.

Skye Joggers sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns

Spotlight on the shawl collar design! It may look intimidating to sew, but it's not hard. And Melissa posted a video for it here.

Sora Sweater cardigan and pullover sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns

The side gussets add visual interest and shaping, and they highlight the curved hemline. They blend in when you use a print, or they set off the style lines in a solid.


Don't forget to share your Skyes and Soras using #skyejoggers and #sorasweater on Instagram.
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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.