Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blank Slate Basics: Prepster Pullover

Prepster Pullover
 During the Sew In Tune series this summer, I had the privilege to test several of the patterns from Blank Slate Basics.  Today I'm sharing my version of Melly's, "Prepster Pullover" #affiliatelink.

Each of the patterns I tested are very basic which means you can spend more time thinking about the style and embellishments than figuring out how to put the garment together.  The Prepster Pullover (affiliate link) pattern allows for variety in sleeve length, pocket or no pocket, tabs or no tabs, button placket or leave it plain.

I went with the long sleeve version with button tabs and left the placket open.  The fabric is denim dyed Essex linen which gives this pullover a nice breezy feel.  Pulled over a cotton t-shirt it's perfect for the Fall weather that has quickly come upon us.

Melissa's directions make even the more advanced portions of this pattern (plackets and yoke), easy.  Her step by step directions for sewing the placket and aligning the yoke are clear and simple leaving no doubt about how to execute the steps.

Prepster Pullover

I have a feeling this shirt is going to get a lot of wear over the coming months and the pattern a lot of use period.  It's definitely a keeper!

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  1. Stacey I love it, I want one in my size! The fabric is delicious and the pattern looks wonderful, well done!

  2. Love the fabric! I think this pattern (trivia: this pattern was the last one decided upon for the collection) is my favorite - love the different versions I've seen others make.

  3. That is a darling shirt. Perfect for active boys!

  4. I love this - it's a perfect example of cute but appropriate kids clothing in my opinion. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. this is amazing, super amazing! and your fabric choice couldn't have been more perfect!

  6. oh, I really like the fabric you chose for this !

    1. Thank you! I just love this denim look linen.


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