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|Oliver + S: OS009SB (Sunday Brunch Jacket) - Type:Baby clothes|
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Oliver + S Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Velveteen [See other projects in this fabric]|
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According to Oliver + S, the Sunday Brunch jacket is a girl's double-breasted unlined jacket with band collar, gathered empire waist, and cuffed long sleeves. Bias trim to finish facing edge and seam allowances is optional.
6months to a girls size 8. I made a size 2T for my 21 month old daughter.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it did! I wanted something that could look dressy when worn with a skirt or over a dress, but would still be comfortable and easy care for a toddler. Paired with jeans, this look can go anywhere.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very clear and made my first time sewing a jacket a breeze.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love this pattern! I like that it is easy to sew but has very professional results. The instructions for the edge stitching and bias binding helped me create a garment that does not look "homemade". I did not like the placement of the buttonholes on the pattern. Because I used a thick fabric, I was worried that the placement of the buttonholes was too near the edge stitching for me to use the automatic buttonhole feature on my machine. I didn't want to do them by hand and was afraid I would ruin my garment at the end by messing up the buttonholes with my machine. Just to be safe, I moved them farther from the edge and was pleased with the result.
For the jacket I used a burgundy cotton velveteen from my stash. For the bias trim, I used a Liberty of London tana lawn in "Betsy" print. The two fabrics don't match, but I thought they complimented each other. The bias trim really pops and is a fun surprise on the inside of the jacket.
I have never sewn with velveteen and was afraid of my fabric. It had been sitting in my stash for over a year, so I decided get over myself and just go for it. I do not have a needle board, but it turned out that it wasn't necessary. I used a lot of steam and a press cloth on the wrong side of the fabric with good results. As long and I avoided any sliding motions and didn't use a lot of pressure, everything was fine. When applying the interfacing, I had to use a double layered press cloth to avoid leaving iron marks on the fabric.
Since my fabric was a little bit thick, I didn't want to use too heavy of an interfacing for the jacket. Surprisingly, after doing some test pieces, I ended up using a professional grade tricot fusible from my stash. Although I used a woven fabric, not a knit, this interfacing provided the needed support for the garment and stabilized the buttonholes without making the facings too stiff or heavy. It also did not need to be preshrunk and can be machine washed after fusing which is critical for children's clothing!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As I stated earlier, I moved the placement of the buttons/buttonholes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely! I will definitely make this again in a lighter weight fabric for spring. Next time I might do a snap closure and just sew the buttons on for show. Four buttons under the chin can be a bit much for a toddler. Also, the jacket is on the short side and my kid is tall, so next time I might add an inch to the length.
This was my first Oliver + S pattern and it certainly won't be my last! The design was modern and not too "baby-ish" and the pattern itself was well drafted with excellent instructions for a professional finish.
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