sketchbook shirt + shorts sewing pattern

sketchbook shirt + shorts sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS018SK
Average Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
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What shall we draw today? This boy's or girl's classic shirt and shorts pattern features a shirt in two versions: a cuffed, long-sleeve option with a one-piece collar and chest pocket or a band collar and short sleeve option. Both styles include button front placket and shirt-tail hem. Below-the-knee length elastic-waist shorts include front pockets and mock fly.

 

sketchbook shirt + shorts sewing pattern
  • Boy's or girl's classic shirt and shorts. View A includes one-piece collar, long sleeves with cuffs, and chest pocket. View B has band collar and short sleeves. Both styles include button front placket and shirt-tail hem. Below-the-knee length elastic-waist shorts include front pockets and mock fly.

    Skills Used

    Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

    After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: buttonholes, collar, flat-set sleeves, front hip pocket, patch pockets, plackets, and pleats.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Shirt: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, broadcloth, lawn, shirting, poplin, fine-wale corduroy, and linen.
    Shorts: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like denim, canvas, chambray, corduroy, twill, and linen.

    Notions

    Shirt: Thread, eight 3/8" or 1/2" buttons (six for View B), lightweight fusible interfacing.
    Shorts: Thread, 3/4" wide elastic.

    sketchbook shirt + shorts sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide (fabric width: 44"-45")

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    View A 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
    View B 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards
    View C 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 yard

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    View B 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
    View C 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards


    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Shirt Chest 23" 24" 25" 25 1/2" 26 1/2" 27 1/2"
    Shirt Length* 13 1/2" 14" 14 1/2" 15" 15 1/2" 16"
    Long Sleeve Length** 14 1/4" 15 1/4" 16 1/4" 17 1/4" 18 1/4" 19 1/4"
    Short Sleeve Length** 11" 11 1/4" 11 1/2" 11 3/4" 12" 12 1/4"
    Shorts Outseam 9 3/4" 10 1/4" 10 1/2" 11 3/4" 12 1/4" 13"
    Shorts Hip, Extended 22 3/4" 23 3/4" 24 3/4" 25 1/4" 26 1/2" 27 1/2"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Shirt Chest 28 1/2" 29 1/2" 31" 32" 33 3/4" 35"
    Shirt Length* 16 1/2" 17" 17 1/2" 18" 18 1/2" 19"
    Long Sleeve Length** 20 1/2" 22" 23" 24 1/2" 25 1/2" 27"
    Short Sleeve Length** 12 1/2" 12 3/4" 13" 13 1/2" 13 3/4" 14"
    Shorts Outseam 14" 15 3/4" 16 1/2" 17" 18" 18 3/4"
    Shorts Hip, Extended 28 1/2" 31 1/4" 32 3/4" 33 3/4" 35 1/2" 36 1/4"

    * Measured from shoulder at neckline
    ** Measured from center back neck

  • English System
    Size Chest
    (in)
    Waist
    (in)
    Hip
    (in)
    Height
    (in)
    Weight
    (lbs)
    6-12M 19 19 ½ 19 ½ 27-29 17-22
    12-18M 19 ¾ 20 ½ 20 ½ 29-31 22-27
    18-24M 20 ½ 21 21 31-33 27-30
    2T 21 21 22 33-36 30-33
    3T 21 ½ 21 23 36-39 33-36
    4 22 ½ 21 ½ 24 39-42 36-39
    5 23 ½ 22 25 ½ 42-45 39-44
    6 24 ½ 22 ½ 26 ½ 45-49 45-55
    7 25 ½ 23 27 ½ 49-52 56-64
    8 26 ½ 23 ½ 28 ½ 52-54 65-72
    10 28 24 30 54-56 73-77
    12 29 25 31 ½ 56-58 78-82

     

    Metric System
    Size Chest
    (cm)
    Waist
    (cm)
    Hip
    (cm)
    Height
    (cm)
    Weight
    (kg)
    6-12M 48 50 50 69-74 8-10
    12-18M 50 52 51 74-79 10-12
    18-24M 52 53 56 79-84 12-14
    2T 53 53 56 84-91 14-15
    3T 55 53 58 91-99 15-16
    4 57 55 61 99-107 16-18
    5 60 56 65 107-114 18-20
    6 62 57 67 114-124 20-25
    7 65 58 70 124-132 25-29
    8 67 60 72 132-137 29-33
    10 71 61 76 137-142 33-35
    12 74 64 80 142-147 35-37

     

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    Average rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great for school uniforms , 10/16/2014

    Reviewer: ( Hastings , New Zealand)

    Loved this easy to follow pattern. I made white school shirts and they came out great. I will make many more over the years!


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adorable, wearable pattern!, 10/13/2014

    Reviewer: (Eugene, Oregon)

    I made both the long sleeve and short sleeve versions of the shirt for my son's sixth birthday. He went with me to pick out some nice cottons, and they went together very quickly considering that I am such a slow sewer! The trickiest part was the yolk, but the directions were clear and there were no hitches. The only modification I made was snaps instead of buttons, for ease of dressing himself, and it's great. The shirts are comfortable and he wears them a lot already.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sketchbook Shirt & Shorts, 9/3/2014

    Reviewer: (Virginia Beach, VA, USA)

    I was very impressed with how quickly I got my Pattern Order!! I missed your 1/2 Price Sale last year and made sure that I was ready for this year. I ordered 6 Paper Patterns and got all 6 in 2 days! I've already made 2 pairs of the Shorts and am currently working on 2 of the Short Sleeve Shirts. I've used a combination of the pattern instructions and the On-line tutorial done by the wonderful Nicole from her Blog - Five & Counting. I did add an inch to the Size 2 & 3 Shirts after reading in your Discussion for the Sketchbook Pattern that it runs short. I'm sewing Long Distance for my Great Nephews and Nieces so I will be waiting on feed back for the sizing as soon as I get them in the Mail.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Very easy, handsome shorts, 9/2/2014

    Reviewer: (Aptos, California, USA)

    Took me very little time to sew these size 4T shorts up in a sturdy gray/white striped seersucker. The directions were complete and easy to follow. Would like to have instructions for using buttonhole elastic to make waist adjustable as I sew 6-12 months ahead of when they will be worn, and hate to have to guess on the waist measurement.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great Shirt, 7/23/2014

    Reviewer: (Rexburg, Idaho, United States)

    This pattern is very nice and has great instructions. I love the boy patterns and wish there were more of them. I also wish they came in bigger sizes too. My oldest is outgrowing the size 12 so I have to modify the pattern to make it fit. Bottom line-it's a great pattern and I will sew it many more times.


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  • Determining Which Printing You Have

    As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the pattern. To determine which printing of an instruction sheet or pattern sheet you have, look at the copyright box which appears on each. Toward the bottom of the box, there is a series of numbers. The lowest number you see there indicates which printing you have. For example, if the lowest number in the box on the instruction sheet is "2," you have an instruction sheet from the second printing. Any errors in the instructions mentioned for the first printing have been corrected in your version. If the lowest number in the box on the pattern sheet is "1," you have a copy of the pattern sheet from the first printing. Pattern sheets and instructions sheets can be printed separately, so be sure to check the errata notices for pattern pieces against the printing number on the pattern sheet and errata notices for instructions against the printing number on the instruction sheet.

    Errata

    1. On both size ranges in the first printing, the cutting layout for view B includes piece #9, the Sleeve Placket, which is only needed for view A.
    2. In the first printing, please note that piece #13, the Shorts Back, is missing seam allowances for sizes 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12. (Other sizes are not affected.) This is easy to remedy: draw a line 1/2" from the printed cutting line to create a new cutting line, as shown below.

      sketchbook shorts correction
    3. In the first printing, for sizes 6-12M, 12-18M, and 18-24M, pieces #13, #14 and #15 are missing seam allowances. Add 1/2" from the printed cutting line on each of these pieces as shown in the illustration above.
    4. In the first printing on the size 6M-4 pattern sheet, piece #4, the Shirt Yoke, has size lines with incorrect labels at the neck and shoulder edge. The piece should read as follows.

      sketchbook shorts correction
    5. In the first printing, on the size 6M-4 pattern sheet, piece #11, the Short Sleeve, has size lines with incorrect labels at the lower edge. The piece should read as follows.

      sketchbook shorts correction
    6. In the first printing, on the size 5-12 pattern sheet, piece #1 has size lines with incorrect labels on one side. The inner-most line should be labeled Size 5. The size labels printed in two other locations on this pattern piece are correct.