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digital swingset tunic + skirt sewing pattern

digital swingset tunic + skirt sewing pattern
Price: $13.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS004SS
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Ready, set, play! Children's top is tunic-length with thin spaghetti straps, buttoned placket in back, and gathered ruffle. Full, gathered skirt sewing pattern features elastic and drawstring casings and a built-in lining for added fullness.

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digital swingset tunic + skirt 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.


    Girl's tunic and skirt. Top is tunic-length with spaghetti straps, buttoned placket at back, and gathered ruffle at bodice yoke seam. Full, gathered skirt has two elastic casing with a centered drawstring that ties at the side.

    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: buttonholes, curved seams, gathering, and lining.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like cotton broadcloth, batiste or calico, and lightweight linen, denim, chambray, or seersucker.


    Top: Three 3/8" or 1/2" buttons.
    Skirt: 1 package of 1/4" elastic and optional 1 1/4 yards of 1/4" ribbon for drawstring.

    swingset tunic + skirt sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide, View A (fabric width: 44"-45")

    SIZE 0-3M 3-6M 6-12M 12-18M 18-24M
    Tunic, Main Fabric 3/8 yd 1/2 yd 1/2 yd 1/2 yd 1/2 yd
    Tunic, Lining 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/4 yd 1/4 yd
    Tunic, Interfacing 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd

    SIZE 2T 3T 4 5
    Tunic, Main Fabric 1/2 yd 1/2 yd 5/8 yd 5/8 yd
    Tunic, Lining 1/4 yd 1/4 yd 1/4 yd 1/4 yd
    Tunic, Interfacing 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd

    Fabric Guide, View B (fabric width: 44"-45")

    SIZE 0-3M 3-6M 6-12M 12-18M 18-24M
    Skirt, Main Fabric 3/8 yd 3/8 yd 3/8 yd 1/2 yd 3/4 yd
    Skirt, Lining 3/8 yd 3/8 yd 3/8 yd 3/8 yd 3/4 yd
    Skirt, Interfacing 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd

    SIZE 2T 3T 4 5
    Skirt, Main Fabric 7/8 yd 7/8 yd 7/8 yd 1 yd
    Skirt, Lining 3/4 yd 3/4 yd 7/8 yd 7/8 yd
    Skirt, Interfacing 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd 1/8 yd

    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 0-3M 3-6M 6-12M 12-18M 18-24M
    Chest 17" 18" 19" 20" 21"
    Tunic Length 10 ¾" 11 ½" 12 ¼" 13" 13 ¾"
    Skirt Length 7 ½" 8" 8 ½" 9" 9 ½"

    SIZE 2T 3T 4 5
    Chest 21" 22" 23" 24"
    Tunic Length 14 ¾" 16" 17 ¼" 18 ½"
    Skirt Length 10 ¼" 11" 11 ¾" 12 ½"


  • English System
    Size Chest
    Birth-3M 17 17 ½ 17 ½ 17-23 7-12
    3-6M 18 18 ½ 18 ½ 23-27 12-17
    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


    Metric System
    Size Chest
    Birth-3M 43 43 43 43-58 3-5
    3-6M 46 46 46 58-69 5-8
    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


  • Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 4 reviews

    Cute top
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/29/2018
    I made the Swingset Tunic for my niece for her birthday along with the Picnic shorts. It was adorable. An easy to follow pattern with great shaping for a little one. The straps were way too long for her, though. I was making it as a gift, so I didn't have her in front of me to try it on as I was sewing the top. Definitely check the strap length when you're sewing this to fit the kid.
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    Love the result!
    Reviewed by on 12/18/2014
    I had put off making this pattern as it is only in digital form and I am not into taping pattern pieces together. I was able to purchase a new paper copy on ETSY and I am so glad I did. The skirt is adorable and an easy sew. I was a little more challenged with the top. I followed Nicole's tutorial and it explained some of the mysteries. It was a fun sew.
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    Swing set skirt and tunic
    Reviewed by on 08/30/2014
    I intend to make the skirt .i've washed the fabric for the skirt and lining.A cotton and steel cotton and pale pink lawn for the lining. I love O and S patterns and find the instructions excellent.
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    Sweet for Summer
    Reviewed by on 12/07/2013
    One of the earlier patterns in the smaller size range but not to be overlooked. A highly enjoyable sew, the construction of the bodice leaves you feeling like a rock star. The skirt has a lovely fullness that sits perfectly over a babies nappy. Its also very easy to enlarge, simply extend the length of the skirt and adjust the waist accordingly. I have a step by step tute here if you are feeling nervous http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/swing-set-for-birthday-girl.html My very favourite look is to match the skirt with the bodice frill http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/5291906588/in/photostream/ Perfect for a hot Antipodean Christmas.
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  • Errata

    Please note that the following errors apply only to the first printed version of this pattern. All these issues have been corrected in the digital version of this pattern.

    1. In the first printed version of the pattern, the chestsizing in the Finished Measurements chart contained an error. Please refer to the chart under the "details" tab for the correct measurements.
    2. Pattern piece numbers 2 and 4 should have a dot located 1/2" from the bottom edge and 1/2" from the back edge of the pattern.
    3. Finally, please note that in the first printing of the small sizes (0-3m, 3-6m, 6-12m, 12-18m, and 18-24m), piece #4 was mislabeled as 6-12 months for the size 12-18 month and 18-24 month pattern pieces. Because the pattern pieces for each size are printed in rows, you should easily be able to determine the correct pattern piece for each size.



    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.


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