04 December 2014

Monthly Pattern Review December: 2 + 2, Oliver + S


Good morning!!
It's December already! Can you believe that?? Another whole year is about to finish! I really hope it was a nice one for all of you :) A new month starting means we owe you a pattern review! We are really busy sewing for Christmas. We are finishing some Christmas presents, decorations, dresses and trousers for Christmas eve, helping the School Christmas Market with some handmade things for them to sell for some charity funds... Non stop!! But we have managed to finish our children's wardrobe with some beautiful patterns! Yay! In my case, my daughter really needed some blouses. I went through all my patterns and picked up one of my faves: The 2 + 2 from Oliver and S. This digital pattern also comes with a beautiful pleated skirt, but I haven't tried that yet, so I will just focus on the blouse. 
I made 2, one in some military green colours in a quilting cotton fabric and another in a soft light peach - pink swiss dot. 
Oliver and S patterns and tutorials are probably one of the most professional you will come across in this sewing little world :) So there is no need to insist how clear the instructions are. They include drawings rather than pictures and you need a tiny bit of experience in reading instructions. It is perfect for an adventurous beginner level.
This is how the finishings look like. There is no lining, but look how neat it looks! I used french seams for the sides (this is not included in the pattern, but I'm super fan of them). The pleated front edges are sewn inside the rectangular casing, so you don't see raw edges. This is just brilliant.
The pattern includes long and short sleeves. It is a super classical design you can sew once and over again. This is the third one I make and I don't have the feeling my daughter's wardrobe looks the same at all :) It is a perfect wardrobe staple.
The fit is perfect. I haven't been able to take some pics on the model, but you can have a look at the first one I made here. I will post some pictures of these ones when the weather is a bit better.


Kiss!
Fatima.

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