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lunch box tee + culottes sewing pattern

lunch box tee + culottes  sewing pattern
Price: $16.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS048LB
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This pattern features wide, pleated culottes that look like a full skirt but can be worn for activities from biking to climbing on the monkey bars. The knit top can be sewn up as a T-shirt with cute cuffed sleeves or a sweatshirt with pockets.

 

lunch box tee + culottes  sewing pattern
  • Girl’s split skirt and knit top pattern. This pattern features wide, pleated culottes that look like a full skirt but are more versatile. They can be worn for a wide range of activities from biking to turning flips on the monkey bars. Pull-on styling includes front and back inverted box pleats, back elastic, and hidden side pockets. The boxy knit top can be made up as a sweatshirt with pockets that are perfect for storing all kinds of tiny treasures, or it can be sewn up as a T-shirt with cute cuffed sleeves.

    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: front-hip pockets, flat-set sleeves, knit fabric, in-seam pockets.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Tee: Light- to medium-weight knit fabrics with at least 25% stretch like jersey, French terry, cotton fleece, velour, and waffle knit.
    Culottes: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, broadcloth, chambray, denim, fine-wale corduroy, twill, gabardine, and linen.

    Notions

    Tee: Coordinating thread, lightweight fusible interfacing (knit or nonwoven).
    Culottes: Coordinating thread, lightweight fusible interfacing, approximately 18" of 3/4" elastic.

    lunch box tee + culottes sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    View A, 44" Fabric 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    View A, 58" Fabric 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard
    View B, 44" Fabric 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard
    View B, 58" Fabric 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard
    View C, 44" or 58" Fabric 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A, 44" Fabric 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    View B, 58" Fabric 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    View C, 44" or 58" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards


    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Tee Chest 21 1/2" 22 1/2" 23 1/2" 24 1/2" 25 1/2" 26 1/2"
    Tee Length, View A* 11 1/4" 11 3/4" 12 1/4" 12 3/4" 13" 13 1/2"
    Tee Length, View B* 10 1/2" 11" 11 1/2" 12" 12 1/4" 12 3/4"
    Culottes Waist, Relaxed** 18" 19" 19 1/2" 20" 20 1/2" 21"
    Culotte Length at Side Seam 12 1/4" 12 3/4" 13 1/4" 13 3/4" 14 1/2" 15 1/2"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Tee Chest 27 1/2" 28 1/2" 29 3/4" 31" 32 1/2" 33 1/2"
    Tee Length, View A* 14 1/2" 15 1/2" 16 3/4" 17 3/4" 18 3/4" 19 3/4"
    Tee Length, View B* 13 3/4" 14 3/4" 15 1/2" 16 1/2" 17 1/2" 18 1/2"
    Culottes Waist, Relaxed** 21 1/2" 22" 22 1/2" 23 1/2" 24" 25"
    Culotte Length at Side Seam 16 3/4" 18" 19" 20 1/2" 22" 23 1/4"

    * Measured from shoulder at neck
    ** Meaurement is flexible due to elastic at back waist

     

  • 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 5 reviews

    Culottes and Lunch Tee
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/31/2016
    Fabulous Pattern. Culottes were quite a complex sew, but great instructions helped me sail through! Especially love the simplicity if the Lunch Box Tee. My daughters love them both.

    Thanks for another great pattern!
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    Reviewed by on 02/18/2015
    For a Uk based customer the patterns arrived quickly and with no problems at all. I only got my 1st sewing machine at Christmas and initially thought I was stretching my self too far. However the tutorials were great, the instructions fantastic and the end product looked really good, we've had lots of compliments (where did you get those being the main one) , the fit was brilliant and my toddler really loves the top ( toddlers love pockets) the culottes are perfect for busy children and so stylish.Thank you so much, I really enjoyed making them.
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    Two big winners in one package
    Reviewed by on 12/29/2014
    I've made both pieces in size 4 and now size 5 for my 5 yo daughter and she practically lives in them. Great in wool suiting for a dressier look or linen for a more casual one, and now I finally have something worthy of the Nani Iro knits I've been hoarding. Such a lot of bang for the sewing buck, they're dead easy to make and have so much style. My kid is in a uniform most of the time so I don't like to 'waste' her free dress days on jeans an tshirts -- these are as comfortable and playground appropriate but so much more chic. Just made the top in the 12m size and it is ADORABLE.
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    LUNCHBOX TEE AND CULOTTES PATTERN
    Reviewed by on 11/27/2014
    I made this pattern up for each of my 3 grand daughters aged 2yr,3yr and 4 yr. It was very easy to make and looked great in New zealand cool wool.The culottes were made in peacock blue, daisy yellow and hot pink, the tee in grey with the colour of the culottes trimming the sleeves All very pleased with the result
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    In love with culottes
    Reviewed by on 11/27/2014
    I sew that culottes in corduroy for my little girl (2 years old). Fits perfectly and sooo cute ! I absolutely love that pattern and sure will sew some pairs more (in wool and corduroy again, I already have the fabrics).
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