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badminton skort, top + dress sewing pattern

badminton skort, top + dress sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS031BD
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Who's ready for a match? This girl’s skort, top, and dress pattern features matching shorts hiding underneath the scalloped hem of the skort. The coordinating top includes a curved yoke, ruffles at the shoulder, and a ribbon drawstring detail at the front. The top can also be made as a dress with a scalloped hem.

 

badminton skort, top + dress sewing pattern
  • Girl's skort, top, and dress pattern. Matching shorts are hiding underneath the scalloped hem of this skort. The coordinating top includes a curved yoke, ruffles at the shoulder, and a ribbon drawstring detail at the front. The top can also be made as a dress with a scalloped hem.

    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: curved seams, external facing, and gathering.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, broadcloth, shirting, poplin, twill, chambray, and linen.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, 1 yard of 3/4"-wide elastic. Top/dress: Coordinating thread, 1 yard of 1/4"- or 3/8"-wide ribbon or twill tape.

    badminton skort, top + dress sewing pattern

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

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    View A 1  yard 1  yard 1  yard 1  yard 1  yard 1  yard
    View B, Fabric A 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard
    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 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1  yard 1  yard
    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 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards
    View B, Fabric A 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard
    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 2  yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 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
    Skort Hip 21" 22" 23" 24" 25" 26"
    Skort Length 10 3/4" 11" 11 1/4" 11 1/2" 11 3/4" 12 1/4"
    Top Length* 8 1/2" 9" 10" 10 1/2" 11 1/2" 11 3/4"
    Dress Length* 14 3/4" 15 1/2" 16 1/2" 17 1/2" 18 1/2" 19 1/2"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Skort Hip 27 1/4" 28 1/4" 29 3/4" 30 3/4" 32 1/4" 33 1/4"
    Skort Length 12 3/4" 13 1/4" 13 3/4" 14 1/4" 14 3/4" 15 1/4"
    Top Length* 12 3/4" 14" 15" 16" 17 1/4" 18 1/2"
    Dress Length* 21 1/4" 23" 24 3/4" 26 1/2" 28 1/2" 30 1/2"

    * Measured from back top edge

  • 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: (4.6 of 5) based on 10 reviews

    Skort Raves
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/20/2016
    This is the second skort I've made for my 6 year-old granddaughter--by popular demand! She chose the fabric as well. It's hard for me to conceptualize a design like this, but I've found that Liesl writes perfect directions. I just have to follow them verbatim and it will work out!
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    Cute Dress
    Reviewed by on 11/20/2015
    I just finished sewing the dress for my daughter (http://sewshewrites.blogspot.sg/2015/11/oliver-s-badminton-dress.html) with a modified hem and it fits perfectly. She's 2 but fits into the 18-24 month size according to the size chart. Although the neck and shoulder details are a bit time-consuming, the instructions are really well written and easy to follow. This is my 5th Oliver+S project for my children and I LOVE the patterns. Thank you!
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    Really cute top
    Reviewed by on 11/08/2015
    This top is really lovely when finished but it was really tricky to make. I found the neck opening to be too large so I sewed a smaller seam allowance of 3/8 inch instead of the 1/2 inch on the pattern. The top is best sewn over a few days rather than all at once. I have not sewn the skort yet but look forward to it with all the positive reviews.
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    perfect summer dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/06/2015
    Made the dress to wear on vacation; it has the feminine details and nice finish dd has come to expect from o+S, with well-written directions. (Pic is in the Flickr pool.) Daughter loves the scalloped hem, which was easy to achieve neatly with the provided template.
    Have not made the skirt as patterned, but I found myself referring to the directions for it while assembling an A-line skort for dd's school uniform. Just shows that Liesl can guide you through anything.
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    Love the skort!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/12/2015
    I found the skort relatively easy to make, and love the result. I've nearly finished the dress, but I was a bit surprised by how fiddly it was, considering the difficulty rating. It has taken a while to make and although the result is beautiful, and worth the effort, I couldn't make it in an evening! Hope to make many more of both though.
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    So adorable!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/01/2015
    I have this pattern in both size runs because it is just so adorable! I've made 5 or 6 of these. The skort is so much easier than it looks, and perfect for an active little girl! I do need to add some length to the blouse for my little girl. The neckline and ruffles take some time and patience, but look so fantastic when they are done! Done in knit, the dress would make a sweet little nightgown.
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    Cute
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/22/2015
    I made the skort and dress. Both fit well and look really cute, however the yoke part was pretty tricky!
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    badminton skort & top
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/05/2015
    I just finished the skort & top for my granddaughter. As an intermediate sewer, I find that Oliver & S patterns have the precise and detailed instructions I need for each step in making a successful outfit. I used Art Gallery's Skopelos in Paparounes Crimson from for the skort and an Anna Maria Horner voile solid pink for the top with Skopelos Melograno Pomeberry for the trim. Love how they came out!
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    Badminton top
    Reviewed by on 05/02/2015
    I made the badminton top for my granddaughter Samantha last summer. I used a variety of scraps that I had in black and white and red colors. The directions were clear as always. I paired it with a simple gathered skirt, and it turned out so cute!
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    Excited
    Reviewed by on 10/28/2014
    I am really excited about the skort. That's helpful when little granddaughters are very active! Love it.
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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. In the first printing of this pattern, the instructions contained a minor error. On page 3, please add the following sentence to the end of step 4 under the section "Finish the Armholes": "Repeat this step with the top/dress back, stitching two rows of gathering stitches to the top raw edge."

     

     

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