Tag Archives: After-School Shirt + Pants

Biking clothes

16 Sep

Today we woke up to a cool crisp fall morning.  Perfect weather for H. to don her new fall Little Red Riding Hood Cape.  I made this a few weeks back and haven’t had a chance to post post it. H. loved the cape I made her for the spring, so I thought it would be fun to make her another one she could wear during the fall.

I made it reversible.  For one side, I used red velvet.

For the other side, I used this super soft pink and red corduroy from the fall Little Lisette line.

H. decided to wear the corduroy side for her bike ride to school this morning.

Speaking of biking, at the end of the summer H. asked me to make her a pair of shorts she could wear on weekend bike rides.


Using one of the many Japanese Sewing books (ISBN 9784529045261)  I have but rarely use, I made these simple shorts.


I used fabric by Michael Miller for the shorts and organic cotton from Cloud 9 for the yokes on the pocket


Oliver + S After-School Shirt + Pants

15 Aug

The Fall and Winter Oliver + S patterns have just been announced.

Earlier this summer, I was lucky enough to test out the After-School Shirt + Pants pattern.

I love the simplicity of the pattern, and the button detail on the front and back yoke of the shirt are such a nice accent.


I had a tough time deciding on fabric for the shirt, so I made two. For the one above I used the tree swing print from Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey.

I made another one using Sketched Branches in the Citron Yellow from O + S’s Modern Workshop.


I used red vintage buttons from my husband’s grandmother. I made this a size larger, so H. can wear it next year.


I tried to make the pants unisex hoping they can be handed down to J. For the pants, I used striped fabric from French General.

Instead of using a contrast fabric for the side hem, I played with the stripes and made the inside of the pockets, the back pockets and  the bottom side panel with the stripes going horizontally. Even with the stripes, I’m hoping these pants can be worn as part of H.’s school uniform.


My favorite part of the pants are the subtle point at the back yoke and the side panels. There is so much room to play around with adding different fabrics. You can also add ruffles to the pants to add a bit of girly detail.

Hope you have as much fun as I did sewing up this pieces.