Sunday, 19 April 2015

Happily redundant pattern modification!

Have you seen the new Oliver + S patterns?

I'm happy to say that there's a fabulous polo shirt pattern (Parachute Polo and Sweatpants) that makes my previous pattern modification completely redundant.


But I didn't know it was coming, and sewed this polo up about a month ago. This is a long sleeved version of the Sketchbook/Jumprope mash-up that I did as an Oliver + S blog tutorial back here.
 
 
This polo doesn't really need the Sketchbook as it's base. If you have placket instructions for a partial placket (any shirt will do) and a nice fitting T-shirt pattern then you're set. All you'd need to do is draft your own collar. But perhaps that's where the magic lies....
 
Have you ever looked at a neckline, and a collar piece and thought  "I have no idea how they're going to fit together", but then they do. I certainly have. Worth paying for a well designed pattern in my opinion. So, I'll add the Parachute Polo to my collection, as the placket is interestingly different, and the side splits look cool (and I need to keep the collection complete :) )
 
 
Round about this point, you're probably recognising the fabric, right? Yep, this is the leftovers from my bumblebee Skippy dress along with a bit of that eternal lasting chambray tablecloth.
 
Of course that meant P needed to find the bee antennae....
 
 
So now there are two bees in the hive! With A and I both having the same dress pattern (Little Joey and Skippy) and a couple of fabrics in common, P and I both sharing some of this fabric, and the three of us all having culottes (did you see the sneak preview of his on Instagram?) we'll have to be more careful than ever not to go outdoors with our outfits matching!
 
 
From tomorrow morning, it's Kid's Clothes Week and the theme is Wild Thing, so I'm feeling on topic with my little bumblebee. I've got a few more things to make so I'm sure I'll manage one hour a day, but I'm not sure if I can sneak any more Wild Thing inspiration in.
 
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kid's clothes week
 



12 comments:

  1. Love it! And the bee antennae :) Is it kids clothes week already?

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    1. Yep and I see now that you've dived in! Yay

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  2. Perfect on theme!.For the rest of this weeks sewing, with a bit of imagination all can be animal themed. Colorful outfit=parrot or tropical fish. Grey= elephant, comfi=turte etc ;)

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    1. Ha ha. There are Wild Things IN my kid's clothes, I hardly have to try! But I do love the theme.

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  3. So cute. I've always had a sweet spot for bee stripes.

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  4. Awesome!!!! A bee shirt!! I want one! We are very pro-bee in my household. :-)

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    1. Given how much honey my kids eat they are obviously big fans of the bee too!

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  5. Such a great shirt and good to know I'm not the only one that has to have the whole collection complete.

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    1. It's tragic isn't it? I am almost tempted to track down the two remaining out of print patterns that I don't have even though my kids have outgrown them!

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  6. Love the shirt! And you're so forward thinking with your polo shirt creations!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. I don't know about forward thinking, but I don't mind being "out of a job" if they keep making the patterns that I needed, preferably before I know I need them

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