Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Pattern Review: Oliver + S Pinwheel Tunic

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As soon as I laid eyes on the gorgeous Pinwheel Tunic by Oliver + S, I knew I had to make it! There are so many things I love about this pattern: the flounce, the bias binding finishing, the keyhole back tied up with a bow - it is an ideal pattern for little girls who like to actively play, but still appreciate the girly details. And that, in my mind, makes for a perfect child's pattern: it allows the wearer to feel good in their clothes, without compromising on comfort, wearability or constrict them in any way.

I made this up in a size 10, which is a wee bit big for the Tyger at the moment, but since we were heading into the end of summer, I figured I'd make it with next summer in mind. She loves it - and who wouldn't fall for a sweet cherry-on-pink motif?

Check it out more over on Handmaker's Factory - I think it might now be time for a cup of tea and some knitting with the Tyger. I love school holidays!

4 comments:

  1. Me, too! I love the Pinwheel and can't wait to purchase it. Yours turned out great and why am I not surprised its in pink and red?!

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  2. Ha! I know, I have a problem!

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  3. Gosh she's growing up quickly - fabulous tunic!!

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  4. Oh, lovely! And it's nice to see this made up for a bigger girl... the little ones look adorable, but it doesn't always translate to looking good on the older kids. It's good to see that this one does. Yay! Time to make one for my daughter!

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