Oliver + S Raglan Tee Pattern Review // Stretch Yourself

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If you have children and you like to sew, you’ve no doubt heard of Oliver + S. I first noticed the sweet paper-doll packaging at a cozy quilt shop in Salt Lake City when I was pregnant with Milo. The designs are refreshing, hearkening back to the days when children played barefoot on the grass and jump-roped on the driveway. Most of the patterns are for woven material, but this adorable Field Trip Raglan Tee is a great basic tee to make with knits. I’ve already made my boys three of these each, and see no sign of stopping!

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Oliver + S patterns are available in both digital and print copies. We received and are giving away a PDF copy of the Field Trip Pattern (including the raglan tee and the cargo pants!) The tiling on this pattern is different than any I’ve ever seen, with each pattern piece contained on it’s own page, or group of pages, rather than all of them taping together to make one huge sheet. It took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on (at first I thought I was missing  a bunch of corners) but once I figured it out, I really appreciated the segregation of the pieces. I could fit together just the tee pattern first, and leave all of the cargo pattern for later use (I used the cargo pattern, sans pockets for Milo’s Fireman Sam costume.)

The pattern instructions are clear and simple. This tee is a great project for a beginner! The pieces all fit just right, and in seven seams the whole tee is ready to go! For all of the shirts I’ve made my boys so far using this pattern, I refashioned men’s tee shirts from our refashion pile, cutting the bodice and sleeve hems on the original finished hems of the tees, to eliminate that finishing step (super lazy genius, right?) Milo’s tee is cut to size 3T, and Eliot’s to size 18-24 m (which is a little big, but he’s growing like crazy.) It’s fun to be able to switch up the fabrics on the sleeves and neckband to make a classic baseball tee look. I’ve also made one with all the same color, and the cut of the tee is still just so cute!

Oliver + S gets it right. I love their professional styling, clear branding, thoughtful designs and simple instructions. Their patterns are timeless, and the Field Trip Raglan Tee is a must-have basic for curious and active little kiddos like mine.

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Pattern: Oliver + S Field Trip Raglan Tee in size 4 and 18-24 months.

Fabric: Different cotton jersey knits refashioned from old men’s tee shirts.

Miriam has been on a roll with this one, too. Check out her sweet floral and hand printed versions!

For your chance to win the fabulous Field Trip Pattern, leave a comment on this post before Monday, January 21th. Good Luck!

**WINNER: EMILY K** Thank you for playing!  BabyLock Footer One Little Minute Blog Oliver + S Raglan Tee Pattern Review // Stretch Yourself

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22 Comments

  1. HollySharp
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    ooh … thanks! i love oliver + s patterns!

  2. Jen
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    I’d love to try this pattern on my kids!

  3. Posted January 15, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Your boys are just so cute! I’ll have to download this and make a few for my new nephew. :)

  4. Posted January 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    These kinds of shirts always make me feel so sporty.

  5. Posted January 15, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I have always wanted an Oliver & S pattern, everyone raves about them so much!

  6. Hannah
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I love Oliver & S patterns! I would love to try this pattern out, thanks!!!

  7. Elise
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    So sweet, I would love to win this pattern :)

  8. Posted January 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to win this pattern…. O&S have some lovely things.

  9. emilia
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    how exciting!! oliver and s giveaway!!! you are one of my newest faves to read, and oliver and s was one of my first!!! years ago… Thanks bunches.

  10. Posted January 16, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    I have always loved that style of shirt on little boys, shoot, I want to sew one for myself. I think that is next on my list. Only, I think I will make a dressy one for myself.

    • Miranda
      Posted January 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

      I live in my baseball tees! xo

  11. Audie
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    What a great pattern! My husband and I live in baseball tees, and I know my son and future son/daughter (due in April) would love to sport them with us! Plus, the pants would be great as well since my son has a big cloth diaper butt and short legs so we have trouble finding pants that fit. Thanks for the great series on knits!

  12. Posted January 17, 2013 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    It is only in the last 3-4 months that I have felt like I have really conquered knits and it is all thanks to online classes and tutorials so thank you for adding to this fantastic collection of knowledge available for everyone.
    I would love to further refine my skills (!) on this very cute pattern.

  13. Kaydee
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    I totally want to make these shirts for all of the kids in my life! So cute!

  14. fenna
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I’ve not tried an Oliver + S pattern yet, but have heard great things!

  15. Katie
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Oliver & S make such lovely patterns. It would be great to win this one.

  16. Christy G
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    I would love this !

  17. Emily
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Would love to try this Oliver & S pattern

  18. Julie
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Love it! I too love to repurpose old clothing. So fun

  19. Trish Hanson
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    I love Oliver + S patterns. I have a few for my granddaughters but haven’t bought one for my grandson. This T would be perfect for him! Thanks!

  20. melanie
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Such great pattern!!!

  21. Natalie
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    Ooh these look awesome, would love to make some for my twin boys!

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