In case you haven't heard me say it before, I love Blank Slate Patterns. Melissa's Blazer was my first foray into the PDF world and since then I have sewn most of her patterns. One of the main reasons that I was drawn to Melissa was the fact that I was looking for patterns that would stretch me, help me learn new techniques, and make me practice ones that I knew I wasn't 100% great on. When I started out blogging, I sewed with mostly free patterns or things I could draft myself because I didn't have much of a sewing budget (ummm - like $0). I knew that if I was going to shell out money on a pattern, I wanted it to be something that I could not replicate on my own easily.... and Blank Slate Patterns fits the bill time and time again!
I chose to sew up the Bookworm Button Up because I love the look of button ups on all three of my kids. This pattern is unisex with special options for both boys and girls. The details are where this pattern shines - different pockets, sleeve tabs, button placket, collar, and a variety of backs. This means I have room to play and create and create and create. Which is awesome since my poor Bex is down to only 1 button up that fits him - and that just wont work.
But, I didn't sew for him, not this time. This time I sewed for Mack, my Little Miss Sunshine - and when you live in the land of perpetual rain, a little sunshine goes a long way. Mack just turned 3 this Monday, so I thought she deserved something new and adorable.