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digital class picnic blouse + shorts sewing pattern

digital class picnic blouse + shorts sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS025CPD
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Are you ready for the picnic? The pattern for these comfortable and cute elastic-waist shorts includes contrast trim, mock-wrap styling, and a faux fly. The raglan-sleeve pull-on blouse includes gathers at the yokes, elastic at the shoulders, three-quarter-length sleeves, and wide hems.

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digital class picnic blouse + shorts sewing pattern
  • Digital Patterns

    This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36" wide sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.

    Printing Information, Sizes 6M-4:

    • Instructions: 15 pages
    • Tiled pattern pieces: 29 pages
    • 36-inch pattern sheets: 1 page
    • A0 pattern sheets: not available for this pattern

    Printing Information, Sizes 5-12:

    • Instructions: 15 pages
    • Tiled pattern pieces: 43 pages
    • 36-inch pattern sheets: 2 pages
    • A0 pattern sheets: not available for this pattern


    Girl's blouse and shorts pattern. The pattern for this raglan-sleeve, pull-on blouse includes gathers at the yokes, elastic at the shoulders, three-quarter-length sleeves, and a wide hem. The cute, comfortable, elastic-waist shorts include contrasting trim, mock-wrap styling, and a faux 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: external facing, gathering, and raglan sleeves.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Blouse: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen.
    Shorts, Main (Fabric A): Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, chambray, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, canvas, twill, and linen.
    Shorts, Facings and Trim (Fabric B): Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen.


    Blouse: Coordinating thread, 1/4" elastic (approximately 10" length for all sizes).
    Shorts: Coordinating thread, lightweight fusible interfacing, 1/2 yard of 3/4" elastic.

    class picnic blouse + 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 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    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

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards
    View B, Fabric A 3/4 yard 3/4 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

    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Blouse Length* 11" 11 3/4" 12 1/2" 13 1/4" 14" 14 3/4"
    Sleeve Length** 8 3/4" 9" 9 1/2" 10" 10 1/4" 10 3/4"
    Shorts Inseam 1 3/4" 1 3/4" 1 3/4" 1 3/4" 1 3/4" 2"
    Shorts Extended Waist 19 1/2" 20 1/2" 21 1/2" 22 1/2" 23 1/2" 24 1/2"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Blouse Length* 15 1/2" 16 1/4" 17" 17 3/4" 18 1/2" 19 1/4"
    Sleeve Length** 11" 11 1/2" 11 3/4" 12 1/4" 12 1/2" 13"
    Shorts Inseam 2 1/4" 2 1/2" 2 3/4" 3" 3 1/4" 3 1/2"
    Shorts Extended Waist 25 1/4" 26 1/4" 27 1/2" 28 1/2" 30" 31"

    * Measured from center back
    ** Measured from neckline

  • English System
    Size Chest
    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
    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: (4.9 of 5) based on 25 reviews

      Absolutely brilliant!
    Reviewed by Lori Messer ( Verified Buyer) on 05/01/2023
    Made these shorts for my 6 year old granddaughter. They were such an interesting project and absolutely the way they come together.
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      Great Top
    Reviewed by KC ( Verified Buyer) on 01/04/2023
    This is a great top. I’ve made it many times and just bought the larger pattern. It’s really nice in Robert Kaufman lawn. Everyones favorite was made in Warp & Weft Honey - Flicker - Black - from Ruby Star. My granddaughter wore it as her seasonal Fall/Halloween top. I made another in RK woven gingham and added embroidery to the yoke. The top is quick enough to sew that you can spend some time adding details.
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      Such cute shorts
    Reviewed by Susan Boston ( Verified Buyer) on 06/25/2021
    I just bought this pattern for little granddaughters after having made the shorts several times for older ones. The style of the shorts is both polished and fun. The instructions are clear and the end product is very professional looking. The construction makes the inside very finished. The pattern runs true to size except maybe there could be a little extra room for the diaper in size 2. I plan to keep making this pattern every summer.
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      Most darling and professional-looking shorts!
    Reviewed by M. Walton ( Verified Buyer) on 04/08/2021
    I loved this pattern and will definitely be making my girls several more pairs! The finish product looks beautiful both inside and out and the directions were clearly written.
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    Reviewed by AK ( Verified Buyer) on 12/06/2020
    This is the second time I’ve bought this pattern - first when they were young & again now they’re older. The shorts are terrific- on the smaller side so I’d suggest measuring before sewing. They look fabulous with mixed patterns & are comfy to wear - thumbs up!
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      really cute outfit!
    Reviewed by Georgia Sowers ( Verified Buyer) on 03/03/2020
    I just finished two sets of the picnic blouse & shorts for my granddaughter size 2T. I absolutely love your patterns. The clear, precise instructions produce a very professional style.
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      Sew fun
    Reviewed by N/A ( Verified Buyer) on 08/22/2019
    I LOVE these shorts! They are the cutest! However, I only made the top once and was not as pleased with that result.
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      Sewing Mimi
    Reviewed by N/A ( Verified Buyer) on 07/05/2019
    Have used the shorts pattern lots of times! Wish you would consider making your patterns through size 16!!!!!!
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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      Such cute shorts!
    Reviewed by SaraJane Kramer ( Verified Buyer) on 04/29/2018
    I made these shorts as a gift for my niece along with the swingset tunic. What a cute combination for a summer outfit. These shorts are absolutely adorable. They were so easy to make, too. I will definitely be making these again for my own daughter.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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      Great pattern
    Reviewed by Diana ( Verified Buyer) on 03/09/2017
    Another great pattern from Oliver and S, I love it! https://www.instagram.com/p/BQXpcbzFDNa/
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      Beautiful little shirt
    Reviewed by Marsha ( Verified Buyer) on 01/05/2017
    I made this up in a soft flannel with piping for a simple winter shirt for my grand. It wasn't too hot and looked adorable on her. The perfect length and design for the moderate Houston winter wear.
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      Love it!
    Reviewed by Tara ( Verified Buyer) on 11/15/2016
    I have made 4 pairs since buying the pattern. My daughter loves them! I love the clear directions and supportive community, where I found a link to modify and add ruffles along the edge. I also felt very professional and accomplished as a semi-new sewer. The finished garment has a very ready made look to it, no one has said oh did you make those! And finally, they don't take that long to make. The shirt was also very well done. Looking forward to making more of both! Due to my success and my daughter's love for her shorts, I have gone on to buy several more patterns and excited to sew cute clothes for my older boys as well.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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      Great shirt
    Reviewed by Nancy ( Verified Buyer) on 10/02/2016
    I made this shirt for my daughter' first day of preschool. I wanted something cute (check) that would still be comfortable enough for her to rock the monkey bars (check!). The pattern was easy to follow and very nicely constructed, hiding any rough edges. This was my first Oliver and S pattern, and now I'm hooked.
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      Cute and fun to sew
    Reviewed by Gayatri Kembhavi-Tam on 06/11/2016
    I've made both the top and the shorts, and both are fun and easy to sew. The shorts have nice details that elevate them from ordinary pull-on shorts. I made the size 2 for my 2-year old - the top fits well, but the shorts are a bit snug over diapers. She's on the tall side, so perhaps a size 3 would be better for length (and would last a bit longer too). But overall, this is another great pattern from oliver + s.
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      I love this pattern!
    Reviewed by Ann ( Verified Buyer) on 05/26/2016
    I had this pattern in paper format in the bigger size originally and had made the shorts. Because they had been so well received, I purchased the digital pattern in the smaller size and made them for my petite 4 year old in size 3. The shorts are roomy but easily fitted thanks to the elastic in the back. I like the length and the wrap around facing give it that extra special touch. I have also made the top twice in size 3 and find it an easy sew that produces a very cute look.
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      Super cute, satisfying project!
    Reviewed by Mariah ( Verified Buyer) on 04/24/2016
    I made this for my 18 month old daughter in a lightweight cotton print. She is on the tall side, so I made the 2T size and it fit a little big, but was plenty adjustable because of the elastic waistband and elastic at the neckline. I enjoyed this project because it was fairly easy to sew, but had some really nice details that made the pieces an upgrade from other kids' sewing patterns. The only minor critique I have is that the PDF seemed like it could have used space more efficiently to print out on fewer pages.
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      Beautiful in double gauze!
    Reviewed by Teresa ( Verified Buyer) on 02/22/2016
    Loved sewing this pattern. Made the top in 6-12 month size and used double gauze. It looks beautiful and so feminine yet with the elastic neck it's a breeze to put on and take off! Fast sew too.
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      fast sew!
    Reviewed by Chandra ( Verified Buyer) on 09/02/2015
    I added to the blouse and flared it at the bottom and it made an adorable dress! The sleeves seemed plenty big at the bottom so I put elastic in them to keep them from seeming too baggy on my daughters very thin arms...would for sure sew it again! Started it during my kids afternoon naps and was done before supper!
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      Super cute summer set
    Reviewed by Laura ( Verified Buyer) on 08/29/2015
    I've sewn this set up once and loved it! I even bought the pattern in the larger sizes so I can sew it up again. The blouse is roomy, though, so don't size up.

    You can see pics and a full pattern review at http://slightlysleepdeprived.blogspot.com/2015/06/pattern-review-oliver-s-class-picnic.html?m=1
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      Adorable Shorts!
    Reviewed by MJ on 07/20/2015
    This was the first purchased pattern that I've sewed up from my Oliver+s collection. My previous sewing projects from Oliver+s were the Lazy Days Skirt and the Popover dress. I really enjoyed making these shorts for my six year old. She is really slim and the sizing was perfect! The elastic waistband on the back side really helped perfect the fit. There were a lot of pattern pieces for a pair of shorts but that is really what makes them so special and with really nice details. I couldn't find a good pairing of fabrics so I just used one print and it looked great. My only head scratching moment was when I was deciding between my 1/2" elastic and my 3/4". I thought the 3/4" was the better choice but I am certain the instructions say 1/2" (not the list of supplies but the point in the instructions were it says to insert the elastic). It didn't make a big difference but I updated my instructions so I wouldn't forget next time. Overall this is an excellent shorts pattern!
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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      favorite shorts
    Reviewed by Elizabeth ( Verified Buyer) on 07/01/2015
    This is my favorite pattern for little girl shorts! I've made 4 or 5 pairs in various sizes. The possibilities are endless- contrast bindings, ruffles, etc! The top is quick and easy. The shorts fit snugly over a cloth diaper.
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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      Get this Pattern!
    Reviewed by Jill S. ( Verified Buyer) on 06/21/2015
    This is my favorite pattern. The blouse has the simplicity and the ease of wear of a peasant blouse but the extra details bring it up a notch. Use that small but beautiful piece of fabric you've been saving for the yoke and add some piping to class it up. Lengthen the top to make the perfect nightgown.
    I do love the top but the real star in this set is the shorts pattern. I love the retro shape of these shorts and the contrasting trim is super cool. It is fun to let the kids mix and match the prints and guess what, these shorts actually get worn regularly! This pattern is so clever I get giddy while making these shorts.
    I would suggest getting the paper pattern. While I typically like O+S digital patterns, because of all of curves in the trim and the body of the shorts, it is confusing as to what pages to print for what size and a lot of paper is wasted.
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      Great pattern!
    Reviewed by Crystal ( Verified Buyer) on 06/06/2015
    So far I have made three pairs of the shorts and two blouses (one with knit). The pattern is adorable and of course easy to follow. Both the shorts and the blouse come together quickly and I love how you can customize the trim on the shorts. I've done the trim as called for in the pattern, used a 1" bias tape and am thinking I will make a pair of the shorts trimmed with lace. Best of all, the shorts are not too short! Thank you for another great pattern.
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      Cute and easy
    Reviewed by Mary Coonts on 12/18/2014
    Just finished my first Class Picnic blouse. This was fun and easy to make. I can see lots of possibilities for using contrasting fabrics for the yoke or sleeves as well as adding trim between the yoke and body.
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      Small changes
    Reviewed by Karen eubank on 11/22/2014
    I loved this pattern. The sleeves were a little narrow for my 3 yr old GD. I also thought they would be longer. I will use this pattern again and again. Thanks so much.
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