after-school shirt + pants sewing pattern

after-school shirt + pants sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS027AS
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When school is over, it's time to change into something cute and comfortable. The pattern for this perfect after school outfit for girls and boys features a loose-fitting pull-on shirt with long sleeves, a bateau neck, and a cute offset button detail at the front and back yokes. The pull-on elastic-waist pants include a separate side panel which allows for use of a contrast trim near the hem. An alternate view of the pants includes ruffle details at the front pocket opening and at the back.

 

after-school shirt + pants sewing pattern
  • Girl's and boy's pants and top pattern. This pattern features a loose-fitting pull-on shirt with long sleeves, a bateau neck, and a sweet offset button detail at the front and back yokes. The pull-on, elastic-waist pants include a separate side panel, which allows for use of a contrast trim near the hem. An alternate view of the pants includes ruffle details at the front pocket opening and at the back.

    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, flat-set sleeves, front hip pocket, gathering, and patch pockets.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Shirt and Pants (Fabric B): Lightweight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen.
    Pants (Fabric A): Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, chambray, twill, lightweight denim, and fine-wale corduroy.

    Notions

    Shirt: Coordinating thread, four 1/2–5/8" buttons, lightweight fusible interfacing.
    Pants: Coordinating thread, 1 yard of 3/4" elastic.

    after school shirt + pants sewing pattern

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

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

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


    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Chest 22 3/4" 23 3/4" 24 3/4" 25 3/4" 26 3/4" 27 3/4"
    Shirt Length* 10" 11" 11 3/4" 12 1/2" 13 1/4" 14 1/4"
    Sleeve Length** 14" 14 3/4" 15 1/2" 16 1/4" 17" 18"
    Pants Hip 20 1/2" 21 1/2" 22 1/2" 23 1/2" 24 1/4" 25 1/4"
    Pants Inseam 9 3/4" 10 1/2" 11 1/4" 12" 13 1/4" 15 1/4"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Chest 28 3/4" 29 3/4" 31 1/4" 32 1/4" 33 3/4" 34 3/4"
    Shirt Length* 15 1/2" 16 1/2" 17 1/2" 18 1/2" 20" 21 1/4"
    Sleeve Length** 19" 20" 21" 22" 23 1/4" 24 1/4"
    Pants Hip 26 1/4" 27" 28 1/2" 29 1/2" 31" 32"
    Pants Inseam 17 1/4" 19 1/4" 21 1/2" 23 1/4" 24 3/4" 26 1/4"

    * Measured from shoulder at neck
    ** 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

     

  • Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 8 reviews

    Lovely and Simple Pattern
    Reviewed by on 12/29/2014
    I haven't tried making the pants yet, but I was able to make two shirts in record time for my girls to wear on Christmas morning. Even with a few errors that had nothing to do with the pattern and everything to do with me - I messed up sewing the yokes twice, and picked buttons that were too large - it was relatively stress-free and quick, and made a gorgeous and comfortable finished product.
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    So fun to make!
    Reviewed by on 09/09/2014
    I just finished the pants and top and was amazed how quickly they came together. The directions and diagrams were clear and easy to follow. I love this pattern and will make more in the future.
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    after-school shirt and pants
    Reviewed by on 09/03/2014
    I love the simplicity of the patterns and the little extras in the way of ruffles, pockets and cut of fabric. I love Oliver and s for their very clear directions. I have encouraged other moms/grandmothers to start sewing for their kids/grandkids because the patterns are so clear cut. My grandaughter loves to shop for fabric and buttons for the outfits we create. It is a fun bonding experience because the project can be completed in a few hours.
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    I LOVE these pants!
    Reviewed by on 12/19/2013
    This is the best fitting pattern. I have been making these for my granddaughter for a couple of years. She is very petite and although short not as short as small. Most pants are so baggy and since she is now 10 she isn't interested in "baby" pants. I make her a size 7 and add length. I can't say enough about how nice the fit is of these pants!
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    A staple.
    Reviewed by on 08/23/2013
    Having just finished up my fourth pair of these pants (so far, for different kids) for the season, I declare these a wardrobe staple! The fit is great and has awesome details that I have come to expect from the always amazing Oliver + s. I just love the waistband, every time my "v" lines up perfectly it makes me smile. A must have pattern (even my boy says so!).
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    Good for boys too
    Reviewed by on 07/08/2013
    While the pants can look very girly (and really sweet) with the ruffles, made up in denim with some topstitching they make fantastic boys jeans as well. Fantastic fit with no unwanted "eyeful" when the kids bend over! The top is delightful with the yoke detail and I followed the tips on the forum and added a little length.
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    Adore these pants!
    Reviewed by on 07/06/2013
    I have only made the pants. I was super hesitant about them, because the yoke in the front gave me 1970s leisure pants flash backs. But all these amazing photos in the Oliver + S Flickr group made me give it a try. (Always check the Flickr group for great inspiration. Never be intimidated, as many of these are made by women who could barely sew before Oliver + S, but are now quite accomplished because of the instructions of these patterns.) The fit is great. My daughter is long in the torso, and has a bit of a belly. The fit rides right under her belly and covers her fully. I made two pair. In one pair I made the elastic in the waist too big and as a result, when she bends, they can ride low and flash diaper. The other pair, I followed the excellent directions more closely and they cover diaper flash just fine. For the designe: first, the yoke is not very deep, which I liked tremendously. It was the right proportion to be a charming detail instead of a 70s nightmare. :) Now, compared to an average pair of pull on pants, there are many more parts. The pockets. The ruffles (if you add them). The side inset at the bottom of the leg. But all these design details mean that when you are done, the pants you have are really quite the thing. The ruffles girly up the pants, or left off make them just as appropriate for a boy. The pockets given you endless design opportunities as you can embroider the pockets with fancy stitching, or use a coordinating fabric or thread. And boy, oh boy, do the little ones love pockets. I made a cute pair using an embroidered teal 21 wale cord for my 3 year old. We had a 6 year old guest who was eyeing with a proprietary stare as I was finishing the product. When her mother came to pick her up, the guest said, "I need a pair of those." The true seal of approval of fashion, jealousy and avarice! ;)
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    Perfect Pair for Play
    Reviewed by on 07/05/2013
    This trouser pattern is the nicest fitting one I have ever made. An average-to-slim fit with a good leg length. Lots of fun details and extra girly ruffles that can be added. Pockets for fun on the back and for function at the front. Just the right size for a hanky. The waist yoke/band is a very clever design. If you would like a peep I blogged a tutorial here http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/after-school-frolics-part-two.html The top is so sweet but be aware it is a wider cropped style. I suggest you lay the pattern pieces against a top your child has to determine the desired length. My children do tend to have long torsos and I found I had to add several inches to cover their tummies. The wider neck and double button opening have a gorgeous 'Japanese pattern' feel with the back up of oliver+s fine directions. I also blogged this pattern here http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/after-school-frolics.html I adored this outfit and my daughter received so many compliments when wearing it. They were the perfect trousers for a dress loving girl. A truly delightful little outfit.
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  • Errata

    1. In the first printing, there was an error in the first column of Page 3. Step 1 under the heading "Prepare the front pants (all views)" should read, "Pin one cut front pocket lining to one cut pants front, with right sides facing and matching the pieces' curved pocket edge and top edge."
    2. In the first printing, there was an error in the third column of Page 3. Step 1 under the heading "Prepare the side panel" includes the partial sentence, "(Note that the topstitching". Please ignore this text. It should have been deleted from the instructions.

     

    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.

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