digital sketchbook shirt + shorts sewing pattern

digital sketchbook shirt + shorts sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS018SKD
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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.

 

digital sketchbook shirt + shorts sewing pattern
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    Description

    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.

    digital 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

     

  • Average rating: (4.1 of 5) based on 10 reviews

    Enjoyable sew, may have some sizing issues
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/04/2015
    I've only had this pattern a month and have already sewn the shirt twice, using the pointed collar and short sleeves to knock up a couple of cotton shirts for my nephew.
    I found the instructions quite thorough. I struggled a bit envisioning how the yoke came together, but when I thought about what I was trying to achieve and followed the instructions step-by-step, it worked well.
    Like several other reviewers I found the shirt too short, so on the second one I lengthened it by 5 cm. I was a little disappointed that my 6-year-old nephew measures between a 7 and 8, as I think he may outgrow the pattern before either of us are ready.
    I also didn't consider, until it was too late, that a distinctive, clear print isn't the best fabric for this shirt as the button placket is difficult to pattern match across, so that is something I'll take into account next time I sew this, and there will definitely be a next time.
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    Sketchbook Shirt
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/21/2015
    I've only sewn the shirt, but I've sewn two of these classy little butyon downs. This a well drafted, written and illustrated pattern. I did find the original sizing to be short and wide for my 2 yr old son. He is string bean, so this is often the case with patterns and RTW items. For him, I made a 18-24m width and a 4t length. I can imagine the length might be a bit short for a normal sized kid, but that's a minor adjustment to make. My only issue with this pattern is the collar. The lack of collar stand looked too "homemade" to me, so I drafted one up myself. Other than that small detail, this is a great pattern. I'm sure the pants are adorable, too, I just haven't made them yet.
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    Yoke instruction difficult to understand
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/06/2015
    Couldn't understand yoke instructions as never done ins before. Emailed to ask for a tip and was told to ask someone in a forum, which meant an un-successful hour trying to create an account just to ask for help from other customers.
    Would've appreciated better customer service.
    Ended up using an un-related utube clip to teach myself how to do it.
    Disappointing considering the pattern price. Will stick to etsy from now on which has never failed on customer support.
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    Sketchbook Shirt
    Reviewed by on 02/04/2015
    The good: The pattern printed out and went together easily. Instructions are clear. Love the button placket and finished yoke - very professional looking. Not so good: My son is a size 8, but I ended up making a size 10 for him, based on measurements. The fit of the size 10 shirt is good, but I wish it were a little longer. Next time I make it, I will probably add an inch to the length.
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    Loved it. Will be making this again
    Reviewed by on 02/03/2015
    The little shirt was very detailed yet had easy to follow instructions. I will definitely be making this shirt again! Two suggestions. 1) sew the topside collar rather than the underside first for a more professional looking finish. 2) the view b is a mandarin like collar and I was hoping for the more triangle variety (view a). the pattern view did not clearly show this difference in neckline.
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    Awesome instructions, as always
    Reviewed by on 11/13/2014
    I sewed the Sketchbook Shirt (long sleeve, size 2T) for my godson for Christmas. This is the first time I've made a button-down style shirt, and I was expecting it to be a little tricky. The pattern was very easy to follow, though; it made the whole thing very straightforward. I love how the shirt came out, and I'm planning short-sleeve shirts for him for spring! It would be nice to have had a reference of what pages to print for each size, however. The way the collar pieces were tiled confused me so much that I decided to print out all the pattern pieces. I ended up wasting a fair bit of paper; a reference list could help avoid this minor issue. All-around a great pattern, though.
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    Great for school uniforms
    Reviewed by on 10/16/2014
    Loved this easy to follow pattern. I made white school shirts and they came out great. I will make many more over the years!
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    Adorable, wearable pattern!
    Reviewed by on 10/13/2014
    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.
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    Sketchbook shorts review
    Reviewed by on 08/11/2014
    This pattern had easy-to -follow instructions and great results as with all Oliver and S patterns. I have only made the shorts so far. I loved the pleats and the flat front. This was my first faux fly. It was easy to do, thanks to clear instructions, and it looks like the real thing. My daughter, who is almost 12, really likes them. This was also my first digital pattern, and I was amazed at how easy it was to put together. I highly recommend this pattern!
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    Great Shirt
    Reviewed by on 07/23/2014
    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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