Definitely got the itch to sew something for my girls after seeing all the awesome things people were making for their kids for Kids Clothes Week. Did you join in?
I admit that I've lost interest in sewing clothes for my girls. A few classic things is about all they'll actually wear. I really got over making things I thought they would like after seeing those pieces languish in the drawer and outgrown before they ever got any real use. I kind of miss the days when they'd wear anything! They do like things to be comfy so I try to sew with knits as much as I can and pick things that are easy to move around in. I still have it on my list to make that one blue dress into a pattern, one of these days.
The Oliver + S Field Trip Raglan shirt just came out as a separate digital release and I had to try it!
It truly is a quick and easy pattern to sew. And with the awesome tips and tricks from the Kniterviews series that Rae just finished up, I think anyone could give it a try and be successful.
I made this awesomely bright tee in a size 8. It's roomy and the sleeves and length were pretty long, but very easy to hem up. I like that there's plenty of length, always easiest to shorten something! Just to be aware of that in case you're sewing for a grandchild or neighbor or whatever.
I made the back a little longer because I like that look, everything else was just as written in the pattern.
For the little floral number I originally made it a size 6 for Emily. But my Emily is a tiny little flower and it was pretty swimmy on her. Just for kicks I threw it on Natalie and it's so cute! I love that the fit is a little more snug and fitted and the little skirt making it a tunic just kills me. I just loved seeing her dance around in it. The back neckline was a little itchy so I sewed on a strip of cotton twill tape (like you would see in most store bought tees). That did the trick!
Anyway, two comfy tees. Check!
Pattern: Oliver + S Field Trip Raglan
Fabrics: bright orange knit is from my local Hancocks, floral is Briar Rose from Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics
(I was given a copy of the pattern, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.)