Saturday, 31 October 2015

Sailboat in Stripes


I just love the Sailboat pattern from Oliver and S. It was one of the first patterns I made and it filled me full of such enthusiasm for sewing that it always makes me smile every time I make it. 

The first size I made was a 5T and L isn't fitting into those yet. So I made up a size 4 and the sizing is spot on. No adjustments necessary.

I have been looking for a reason to use this fabric too. Sent to me by the lovely Nicole, I have been reluctant to waste an inch of it unnecessarily. Knowing how wearable this top is, I couldn't pass up the chance to combine fabric with pattern. I think it works!


I tried my hardest to pattern match those stripes and I was 95% successful. The sides look really well matched so I am happy.I didn't want to put buttonholes in. My machine has a poor track record of working buttonholes on knit fabric so I opted for the ease of snaps. She doesn't need to undo them yet to get the top on and off, but towards the end of its life, they may come in useful.


Clothes that become instant favourites are always the best ones to make again. This is such an easy pattern for her to wear that I am eyeing up my fabric pile to make her some more. Winter is coming after all.

Speaking of which, we took the girls to see the Christmas decorations and displays in the garden center today and they got increasingly more excited with each passing minute. Roll on December!


10 comments:

  1. I love this top! It is so fun for a little girl and looks very comfy too. I think your stripe matching is great too - you got that middle black one to match perfectly across the sleeves! But ... Christmas decorations on October 31? Wow!

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    1. Thanks Masha! I enjoyed sewing an old favourite again.

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  2. First thing I thought was that the stripe matching was awesome. Closely followed by " that looks like Nicole's fabric".
    Great top. Makes me want to revisit this pattern.

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    1. Thanks Shelley! The fabric is so nice to look at, she loves the colours.

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  3. Perfect stripe matching, she looks gorgeous and Tilly is still wearing those knickers!
    xx N

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    1. Thanks Nicole! This is fast becoming one of my favourite things to dress her in.

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  4. This is a fab Sailboat top Katy - and the stripes look 100% perfect to me (& thanks for the reminder re this fabric - I have some hidden away that I really should use!)

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    1. Thanks Justine! I want to make something for Boo from it next but need to browse my patterns.

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  5. Fantastic top!! This was my first o+s pattern as well (I made the pants several times before trying the top). It really is such a great pattern. But Christmas lights in October is against my religion. ;-) (My religion requiring that there be no xmas anything, including shopping, until after Thanksgiving, and after December 15 is even better. LOL!)

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    1. Thanks Inder! I love the pants too and wish we had more sunshine over here so they could be worn for longer over the year. I would make more then!
      The trouble with Christmas marketing over here is that we have no holiday in between Halloween and Christmas. Once all the spooky stuff gets taken off the shelves, they get filled up with tinsel. It does feel way too early.

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