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    sosew @sosew

    can i ask you all for some more help?

    i have the vouge coat and am stumped on the collar. its hard to see in the photo but the collar itself doesnt come all the way to the edge of the jacket, it has a separate piece that buttons on each side that closes the gap. I woudl rather have just the collar coming to the edge of the jacket, but can i simply lengthen (make wider) the collar so that it starts and ends at the edge of the coat? (i guess this would be a mandarin collar?) or do i need to do something different in the construction

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    sosew @sosew

    i have similarly large headed kids (15th percentile height/weight, over 98th for head size) and never had a problem with the hood fitting (and i need to tailor their polo shirts because they dont fit over their heads).

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    sosew @sosew

    I wore them growing up!
    I got pairs for my boys this year, one of the newer styles that has adjustable buckles over the toes as well which seemed like it helped with fit, they are pretty wide.
    I found they ran a bit large compared to other shoes

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    sosew @sosew

    Thank you so much!!!
    These are all some great options and it’s so helpful to see the variations
    I think I’m going to get the vouge pattern and lengthen the collar, and raise the waist seam and add the pleat.
    Sadly my fabric store doesn’t have the new patterns in so I have some time to scheme

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    sosew @sosew

    thank you so much for tracking those down for me!

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    sosew @sosew

    Oh what a good idea! So basically lengthening the button pannel? But with the same facing at the edgie? Do you have any pictures to share?

    Thanks!!

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    sosew @sosew

    Thanks for all the great tips!

    I will be sure to check sizing in this case, they also look quite short 🙂 The pattern I got is technically one size up so hoping it will be a good fit.

    Its dangerous what one can find on Etsy easily now. Especially wiht O+S as a gateway to vintage patterns

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    sosew @sosew

    Thank you all!
    I can’t wait to get my hands on it 🙂

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    sosew @sosew

    Thanks!

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    sosew @sosew

    i sew for my kids for me, though lately they are excited about what i’m making, the main reason i do it is its a creative outlet i enjoy and i like seeing them dressed in the finished product.

    and i absolutely treasure the handmade (mostly knit) items my parents saved that my grandmother made for me, it is so special to be able to dress my boys in these well loved sweaters and hats i remember. because of this I save a good amount of what I sew (a piece or two from each size) for someday in case one of my children feels the same.

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    sosew @sosew

    Thanks for all the tips.

    In the meantime now someone in the house was trying to be helpful with the laundry and put it in the wash and dryer, so I guess that is done 🙂 The good news is it shrunk only a tiny bit so it still fits the smaller one just fine. And it did seem to soften up.

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    sosew @sosew

    oh thank you for indulging your crazy fans with the tip! 🙂

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    sosew @sosew

    @meleliza – oh no! i actually dont miss not having a girl to sew for – there are lovely things one can sew for little boys, especially while the are still a bit small, ive made the tea party playsuit no fewer than 8 times now (granted i have twins so its just one in each size).

    i love oliver+s exactly because they go beyond the basics for boys which is rarely done, the sailboat pants are another great example. I just selfishly want more, especially while they are still small enough to dress like this 😉

    I have a few lovely special friends for whom I sew dresses as well, and they are greatly appreciated, which is lovely also.

    But most of all – yay for such wonderful company!

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    sosew @sosew

    or some hints too?

    It was a disappointed in the last round to have nothing for boys, should we get our hopes up this time for those of us who dont have any girls?

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    sosew @sosew

    thank you so much for checking for me!
    i hadn’t completed the order because of the shipping charges so i’ve sent them an email now asking about it, i hope it gets sorted and i can order the fabric!

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