Today is the day Melissa from Melly Sews has officially launched her new e-book Blank Slate Patterns. I had the privilege of testing the Clean Slate Pants awhile back...and I'm so thrilled I did, because with Melissa's super instructions, I was able to sew my very first functional zip fly! You should have seen me giddily opening and closing the zipper once it was done...seriously exciting stuff!
It reminded me of how I used to be scared of attempting to sew a regular zipper, years ago. I would only buy patterns with buttons because of the dreaded zipper, and then finally, one day, I said, "That's it! I'm sewing a zipper!". And sure enough, after I did, I felt so silly for not trying it sooner, because it was so easy! I have to say, after completing the Clean Slate Pants, I thought pretty much the same thing...."Why didn't I try this sooner!?!". So, if you have a boy or sew for boys, you must check out Blank Slate Patterns. Plus there's a 20% off launch sale. Melissa's mission to create stylish, functional boy patterns in a market heavily dominated by numerous options for girls, is truly commendable.
Go check this out!!