It's about time I made this one! I bought it last fall and never quite got to it, though I ended up going shorter sleeved, so it technically isn't fall/winter exclusive.
Anyways, in case you don't know what pattern I am talking about by the title, it is the Oliver +S Book Report size 7 for Abby with shortened sleeves per her request. Though, I don't know, I think I made them hit in a weird spot- what do you think?
She wanted it shorter sleeve so she could wear it NOW (still pretty warm in our neck of the woods), though I made her put on leggings for the photos because it is a leeetle short when she lifts her arms- oops.
I used a light weight chambray, and was worried at first about using it since I thought I needed something heavier, but my some of my sweet sewing friends who have made this one before assured me it would be just lovely in a chambray. I think it is.
She thought the pockets were pretty cool. Oh, and she totally posed herself the whole time:)
Not a whole lot of exciting things to say here... great pattern, great instructions, yada yada, ya'll know how much I love Oliver + S. Except for one thing, I *hate* narrow hems. Hate them. I need to unpick this one in a few spots and fix it before it gets worn for reals.
Earlier in the week I was actually working on a Family Reunion dress, but then my serger jammed and I couldn't get it to work :/ so I decided to cut this and go Justine style with some pretty bound seam allowances. It was fun... at first... Then my awesome husband fixed my machine and showed me I have been threading it wrong for like, a year (seriously), so I kind of cheated around the sleeves and serged them.
So now my question is, go back to the Family Reunion because I hate having UFO's, or set it aside and play with my new patterns that just arrived today.... Hm....