Hey! I’m still here! No baby yet, so I’m keeping busy by checking things off my “stuff I gotta do before the baby comes” list. One of those things was obviously sewing up another new Oliver + S pattern :P
Haha, ok, so maybe I should be spending my time doing other things, but seriously, who could resist the Art Museum Vest + Trousers pattern? This is part of the recent Oliver + S fall pattern release and I was so excited to have the opportunity to get my hands on this pattern early. I love a good unisex/boy pattern and this look is so darn snappy looking! The pattern is available in both PDF and paper form and in sizes 6M-4 and 5-12.
Though the trousers look totally awesome, I opted to just sew the vest this time around because Yuki will not wear any pants that aren’t knit. And I love this vest! I was going to pair it with jeggings and a white t-shirt for more of a gender neutral look, but love that it can be taken in so many directions – dressed up, or down, totally feminine, boyish or gender neutral!
My favorite thing about sewing with Oliver + S patterns is how professional looking your garments come out because of their precise patterns, reliable sewing techniques and awesome instructions.
I made my vest in two linens, both from Joann’s. The main fabric is soft, striped and, though it’s hard to tell, a subtle purple. I actually bought it to make something for myself, but thought it’d look pretty awesome as a vest too. I used a basic off-white linen for the rest.
Check out my tiny welt pockets! This is the most difficult/time consuming part of the pattern. If you’ve never sewn welt pockets before, they can be a little intimidating, but the pattern does a good job of walking you through the steps and before you know it, you’ll have some sweet looking pockets. Even with the great directions, there was one part I got a little hung up on, but reading carefully, taking it slow and asking friends for help got me through it :)
Once you get through the welt pockets, the rest of the vest comes together super quickly!
Yuki is wearing the vest with her Sweetheart Bubble Dress. It’s surprisingly become one of her favorites! Which makes me happy because a lot of the stuff I make for her barely gets worn! She actually got mad at me just for touching “her favorite dress!” This girl is starting to get an attitude . . .
So I can only speak for the vest part of this pattern, but I highly recommend it! If you want to check out the trousers, be sure to head over to skirt as top to see Kristin’s dapper vest and trouser set and probably actually for Gail’s adorable baby trousers. The pants pattern looks super professional and again, I can imagine them being made for everything from special occasion to everyday school wear. If you’re interested, you can buy your pattern from the Oliver + S shop here!
Now go off and enjoy your weekend! Happy sewing!
*The Art Museum Vest + Trousers pattern was generously given to me for this review, but all opinions are 100% my own.*