Blank Slate Sora Sweater and Skye Joggers - Giveaway

Thursday, March 8, 2018

When I moved to Austin, I knew I was moving to an area with a high concentration of creatives. I just didn't know how I would get to know them. I've had the opportunity to work on the Blank Slate Sewing Team this year, and after a few emails with Melissa, the designer, we discovered that we live very close to one another. Melissa asked if I would be interested in modeling her next two releases. How could I say no to that!?!? After a lunch of delicious hamburgers and truffle fries (usual model fair, right?) with Melissa and her assistant Susan, we hit the streets to photograph in front of a few painted walls. I experienced a bit of what I put my girls through with having to change clothes in the car and strike a pose. 

Melissa sewed up the Sora Sweater in the pullover style and cardigan style as well as the Skye Joggers for me. Thankfully, I now have the patterns to sew more!! Read through to the end for a chance to win one of these patterns for yourself.

I had to lead with the pullover Sora sweater first, because I love the style!! The shawl collar lays nicely in such a flattering style. I've worn this layered as well as on its own. The hemline is designed to hit at the hip, and the side gussets add additional shaping. I'm learning that this works really well for my rectangular figure. Melissa has a great post up for sewing with the sweater knits she used here, and I'm told she will be posting a video tutorial for attaching the collar as soon as today. 

The Sora Sweater pattern also features a cardigan style. Again the side gussets add shaping, and the dropped shoulder is a comfortable, casual style. 

Speaking of comfortable and casual, take a look at the Skye Joggers. Melissa sewed these up in sweatshirt fleece, and they couldn't be more cozy. As she puts it, the slim fit is the perfect balance of comfortable but not sloppy. The pattern includes a calf length as well. I think a ponte calf length version is on my sewing list.

I never thought I would share a good ole butt shot on my blog, but in the interest of giving the full idea of the fit, I sacrificed. There's that hamburger and fries!!

Now is your chance to win a copy of one of these patterns! Melissa has graciously given me a copy to give to one of you. Record your entry in the rafflecopter. The giveaway will remain open through 3/14, 12:00 a.m. CST. Good luck!!

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