kcwc: day three

September 22nd, 2010

Sorry, little behind schedule today because I went out with my wonderful husband to celebrate our anniversary last night, but I’m up an caffeinated now, and the winners of the big butt baby pants and the toddler back pack patterns have been announced!

Sometimes you don’t need anything fancy you just need a plain old pair of pants. These are made with some nice, heavy wide wale corduroy and I used the same pattern as these shorts I made, only longer. Of course they are too long and too big all over really, but the boy grows like a weed, so they might fit at the end of the winter. Still, he loves them (hence all the wrinkles) and now says gray is his favorite color–wonder who he got that from?

For today’s giveaway Liesl from Oliver + S has kindly offered their new Music Box Jumper pattern! I think everyone who sews children’s clothes is crazy for Oliver + S patterns. And how could you not be? They are beautifully designed, well written, and come with their own paper doll!  The purl bee recently showed off a version of the Music Box Jumper in corduroy (liberty corduroy!) and it couldn’t be more perfect.

To enter the giveaway today, I’d love it if you tell us something about an Oliver + S project you’ve worked on or a story you have about working with patterns or even what has caught your eye in the flickr group so far. Good Luck!


The winner IS

#42: UK lass in US



211 Responses to kcwc: day three

  1. Angela says:

    I’m dying to try an Oliver+S pattern. Katy from No Big Dill says they actually teach you how to sew. Since I’m new and teaching myself, I figure I could use some help. Thanks!

  2. Emily says:

    I have never used an Oliver+S pattern, but recently found one that I am crazy about (the jump rope dress pattern). It will suit my little one just perfect and I can’t wait to try it out. I would love to try the music box pattern out too, it would be darling for a Christmas jumper made out of some rich red fabric.

  3. Cinnamon says:

    I made the bubble dress for my little girl and it was so cute and the first time I made anything with a lining in it. Very well written pattern, I loved it.

  4. Leah says:

    I have three Oliver & S patterns but have only used one so far: the bedtime story pajamas. I’v made the pants, but this week am using it to make the top and pants. They are really well put together and easy to follow. Love ’em!

  5. Jennifer Taylor says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Oliver + S patterns. I have four of them and each pattern is a dream to sew. I just finished my second birthday party dress and am starting on a Sunday Brunch Jacket for my three year old and a birthday party dress for my 4 month old for Christmas. The Music Box Jumper is already on my “to buy” list….

  6. Jennifer says:

    I’m just getting into pattern sewing, other than my hand made patterns, so I’ve never used one of these patterns but would love the chance! It would be one of my first dresses made from a “real” pattern (aka, not mine). :) Which means it would be the best Mama made dress in my daughter’s closet. HA! As far as a pattern story goes, like I said, I’m just getting used to the pattern lingo and stuff. I was making my son a pair of pants and when it came time to sew the crotch of the pants, I accidentally went all the way down the legs, sewing the fronts of both legs together. I held it up and wondered why my son’s pants looked more like a skirt. :) I knew better the next time around. :)

  7. Cate says:

    I haven’t sewn Oliver & s yet, but visit them regularly! I’m about to start the free ruffle top they offer, if only I could find the motivation to trace off the pattern.

  8. I made a flower girl dress off the Oliver + S Bubble Dress pattern and loved the ease with which it came together and it was also so easy to adapt with a range of fabrics and layers.


  9. Jacqui says:

    I love Oliver + S patterns and have made a few, I think the 2+2 Blouse was my favourite so far. The new patterns look great, I’d love to win one!

    And there’s no way I could choose just one favourite from the Flickr group, there’s some really amazing stuff in there! Really enjoying browsing though them.

  10. Laura says:

    I’ve never used an Oliver + S pattern. I’m not an experienced sewer and I’ve mostly been refashioning things or making up patterns based on my daughter’s current clothes. Sometimes that works out really well and sometimes it is a major failure. I think it is time to graduate to a real pattern!

  11. sarah says:

    I have a huge stack of patterns, but with 2 little ones I have to admit I haven’t had time to really work on them. I mostly just upcycle or trace their current clothes.

  12. Maggie says:

    I’ve got the bubble dress pattern that I’ve used for my nieces, it’s adorable and my Oliver + S pattern stash will only get bigger. Thanks!

  13. Courtney says:

    I’m still waiting for Baby (due in December) to be big enough to wear an Oliver + S pattern, but I know she’d look just darling in this jumper!

  14. Trisha says:

    I haven’t actually made any O+S patterns yet, but I love the look of them. I think this one would be adorable on my girls!

  15. Marie says:

    I haven’t sewed an Oliver+S pattern yet but I just ordered the Bedtime Story Pajamas and can’t wait to try it out!

  16. Camille says:

    Woo-hoo! I’m in the middle of the School Days Coat right now and need another project when that is done!

  17. melanie says:

    I haven’t used Oliver + S pattern, but I can’t take my eyes off of them, I am dying to try their stuff. It is so darn cute!

  18. Mela says:

    I LOVE O +S patterns! I love that they are sophisticated patterns that look wonderful on my DD! In fact, the Sailboat pants are my first finished project for KCWC (well, except for the hem). Thank you again!!

  19. Heidi says:

    I’ve never tried one of these patterns, but I’m always drawn to the patterns. Maybe one day I’ll try them.

  20. Mama_g says:

    I admit I’m a little intimidated by the O+S patterns but need to get over it. From the flickr pool, I LOVE the fall jumper (reversible) from MadeybyRae and Happy Find’s spiffy cape for her daughter as well as LemonCadet’s amazing cape repurposed from a tweed jacket. Wow!

  21. Emily S says:

    I’ve never used an O + S pattern before. This would be a great time to give it a shot!

  22. darci says:

    i love the ice cream dress- and so does my daughter. I’d make the jumper for my little one

  23. Leslie P says:

    I am a new sewer and haven’t used one of their patterns yet. I love the little Georgia Bulldog jumper and the little green reversible jumper from the flikr pool.

  24. Stacy says:

    I have not yet tried an Oliver+S pattern, but would love to. I am always looking at patterns online that I would love to order, but never get around to actually ordering them!

  25. Paige says:

    What funny timing: I’ve never sewn an O+S item, but was JUST drooling over Noodlehead’s Ice Cream tunic that she made for kids week! I’d love to try them out!!