Oliver + S: Uniform Success!

Added Sep 10, 2011

by TheOldOneTwo

Portland, Oregon...

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The Music Class Blouse and Skirt pattern by Oliver + S! My first experience with Oliver + S, and I was so pleased with the results.

Why make school uniforms yourself, you may be wondering? Because I’ve just sent my baby to kindergarten, and this was a cathartic way to come to grips with such a milestone! Plus, I love having the freedom to lengthen hemlines for my ever-growing string bean and those long legs of hers.

I made three blouses for my daughter using white shirting. I was worried the shirting would end up being too wrinkly and transparent, but they actually look better worn than on the hanger. Since I busted these out assembly-style and for the sake of efficiency, I chose to gather the fronts of the blouse, instead of making pintucks.

I made two skirts from this pattern, and I’m even more thrilled with the results. After the photos were taken, I edge-stitched each pleat to keep them intact, and that worked very well. These skirts whipped up like a dream.

I’m used to buying vintage patterns from thrift stores (for pennies) or waiting for $1 sales at Joann’s. However, the money spent on this pattern was well-worth it. It’s so difficult to find a classic blouse pattern for children from the Big Four pattern companies. And the directions are so well done, yielding fabulously finished results.

I can’t wait to use this pattern again!

Material Notes

White shirting for the blouses, navy stretch twill for the skirts.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Children
Garment Type
Other
Style
Preppy
Material
Cotton, Shirting

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