5.17.2011

Sailboat Top



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.

6 comments:

kristin said...

It is SO cute. I love his pout. Cracking me up.

Cirque Du Bebe said...

I agree, its pretty much perfect! I just wish Oliver and S would put out more boys patterns...

Jo @ a life in lists said...

I sewed this for KCWC and I totally agree - it was a pleasure to sew, and the shape is lovely (the pants are fab too). I used a woven for the top, but I'm looking forward to trying it again with a knit now that I've figured it out a bit.

Jennifer said...

I have made the sailboat top a couple of times, but have never made it in a woven only in a knit. I love the ribbed cuffs - might have to add this to my list of thigs to make for the kids for winter.

Anna said...

very cool! thanks for the rundown. :)

Carolyn said...

The top is even cuter when it's on him. I definitely need to get that pattern!

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