Bigger size in swingset tunic and skirt???
10 years agoshwillis7 @shwillis7
I love the swingset tunic and skirt and would love to make it for my daughters who wear size 8 and 12. Will you offer it ever in a bigger size? Thanks!10 years ago
I’m glad you like that style! I agree that it would look great in larger sizes.
Unfortunately, at this point we don’t have plans to re-print backlisted styles in larger sizes, but as we release new patterns we’ll continue to offer them in the expanded size range. We’ve got some terrific patterns in the works, so stay tuned and I’m sure you’ll find more styles you’ll like just as much as our original releases.
Cheers!7 years ago
I have seen ALOT of swingsets lately, and i WANT. My only problem is that my girl is a 6 (and obviously will grow). I’m actually having pattern buying ‘hang-ups’ about buying it because it is out of her ‘sizing’.
I’m sure i wouldn’t have much trouble sizing it up from the sz5, but i am thinking i could try to wing it. I usually don’t need much encouragement in buying O+S patterns, but what do you think? What other skills do i learn from this pattern- or what makes it soooooooo wonderful, that i cannot refuse it?
xoxx s7 years agoNicole @motherof5
Happy to enable!
I blogged the construction so if you would like to ‘try before you buy’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/sets/72157625559687392/
My 8 year old Lidia has only just stopped fitting in hers and whilst she is skinny she had quite a broad back and I generally cut the size 7 width in tops for her.
The skirt would be ever so easy to lengthen.
~Nicole~7 years ago
Oh, thanks so much for that! I am admittedly more interested in the skirt, and thought i may draft it up myself. Inevitably it will end up in the “TO DO” list that just gets longer & longer.
xoxx s7 years agoJennifer1568 @Jennifer1568
I bought it and sized up both the skirt and the top. The top is more complicated but it sized up beautifully. The skirt is only 2 pieces, the skirt which is cut on the fold twice, I think, and the lining which is exactly the same shape as the skirt but 1 inch (or something) shorter. The shape is sort of a curved rectangle. It was very easy to size up. I think I added 1 inch to all the cut edges.I looked at the differential between two sizes and multiplied that by 2 because I made a size 7. Then there is a tie piece which is one size fits all. I love the skirt; it is our favorite. The drape is beautiful. I bought the skirt for not only the pattern but for the construction technique. The lining forms the casing for the tie and the elastic. There are two rows of elastic with the draw string in the middle.7 years ago
Yeah, so i PDF’ed it the other day, i am quietly very satisfied. Lots of swinging skirts coming your way now.
xoxx s5 years agoErin78 @Erin78
So, has anyone dared try to grade this pattern up to a size 7 or even 12? I want to but if it’s a total pain I’d rather know before I begin…thanks for any info5 years ago
It’s now on my list to grade up the skirt and release it in larger sizes! I can totally understand why you like it, and it would be great for the older girls too, I agree. I have a very large project on my plate right now, but I’ll try to squeeze it in when I can find time, ok?
5 years agoErin78 @Erin78
- This reply was modified 5 years ago by Liesl Gibson.
Oh, I’m soooooooo excited!! You always are doing so much, I don’t know when you sleep, but I am definitely thrilled that you have it on you list. Thanks!5 years agowith love Heidi @with love Heidi
Wow Liesl! Thank you for your kind and willing response. This is one of the reasons I really appreciate Oliver and S, as well as the fantastic patterns and instructions, is that you listen and respond. Thank You, I will look out for it when it becomes available 🙂5 years agomeleliza @meleliza
This skirt would be great in more sizes. It’s well constructed and fun to wear.5 years agotantemele @tantemele
Thaese are great news. I love the lines of this skirt. I made a couple already (though I am not uptodate with posting) and I just love them. The last one was already lengthened but for larger sizes a proper grading will be for sure better. Thanks Liesl!5 years ago
Hey, if I didn’t need to sleep I’d get so much more done! Thanks for the feedback and for the request. xoxo5 years agoJerri @jerrimayfield
I just made my first swingset skirt and my 5 year old is in love!! My seven year old however is begging for one in her size. I would love to see larger sizing on this pattern! Every girl needs a skirt that twirls! Thanks so much for making such beautifully classic patterns!
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