I sometimes forget to let you guys know how a pattern fits, or how I liked sewing with it. Since a few of you asked me how I liked the way this Oliver + S Sailboat Top works with knit and how it fits, I decided to wrestle the monkey and hope for at least one not too blurry picture.
Like all other Oliver + S patterns there really is nothing to complain about on fit or construction. I made this in a size 2 (Vinny is 21 months old), so I think the size is right on. Although in the photo it looks like it bunches around the toddler pot belly, it really doesn't stretch or pull across the waistline. The length is perfect and I love the scoop hemline that has a facing. I had worried about the faux buttonholes on one side, but his head fit through fine with just one side of the neckline opened.
Since I made this in a knit I added a rib cuff to the sleeves which the pattern doesn't call for. If you want to add a cuff here is a cuff pattern that I have (or just click on the button in the left column.
About the knit. It is 100% cotton with minimal stretch which made it sew more like a woven. I think if I make this top again in a woven I may want to add a little bit of width in the midsection of the front panel and I may have to work on my buttonhole skills so that all four buttons are operational.
So that was all a bit wordy just to say I like the pattern bunches and the fit is awesome.
... I made that