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!