Sailboat sewing

Here’s my next pattern from Oliver +s. Another one scissor pattern so another easy one. I’ve only actually got one three sissor pattern so wondering how that will be.

I went for more red and turquoise but not so pleased with the results here. Just doesn’t look quite right to me. The fit of the clothes isn’t too hot either. The top is so slim fitting that she needs help getting it on and off so can see that’s going to be a barrier to wearing. Once it’s on it fits fine and I really like the neckline and the hem facing detail. Quick and easy to make too. Can see lots of opportunities to embellish and have fun with this pattern. The pants however are not grabbing me. I was expecting cute capris but they are so baggy they look shapeless. I went for a size 6 when she’s 5 1/2 so maybe they will look better next year. The age 5 seashore dress I made is only just big enough and I can see will probably not last the summer so wanted to be sure I got my money’s worth. I read somewhere on the net that the size ran small, too, but they must have been referring to the top I guess. For the time and effort I’d much rather make Farbenmix Nonita which has a similar waistline.

Oh, and I added some self drafted pockets.

The photos were the best I could get before she headed off to school with the remains of her breakfast dribbled down her front.

Pattern: Oliver + s Sailboat pants and top.
Fabric: Spotlight
Embroidery: Huups
Ribbon: Smilas world


6 thoughts on “Sailboat sewing

  1. It’s a cute outfit! I really like the details that you put into it. The Sailboat pants are a more generous cut than some of the other O+S pants. My youngest has a pair that I sewed her 2 years ago that still fits, albeit a bit shorter in the legs now. Don’t be put off by the 3 scissor patterns…they aren’t necessarily harder, there’s just more steps to the construction.;)

    • It’s great to think you could get three years wear out of a pair of pants! I think if I made them again I’d definitely go down a size, however. I don’t think I have any other o+s trouser patterns for comparison, only shorts. Good to hear about the three scissor patterns – was starting to get anxious!

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