The second to last Oliver+S skirt outfit we sewed is the Badminton Skort pattern. Remarkably unique, fun and functional, Oliver+S skirt patterns continue to amaze us! We’ll start, naturally, with the skort.The Oliver+S Badminton pattern is called a skort because there are hidden shorts underneath. A perfect addition for active girls. Now as the Oliver+S aficionados probably noticed right away, we made one significant change to the Badminton pattern. We sewed the hem facing on the OUTSIDE of the skirt as the navy band you can see around the bottom! This was not a mistake; we chose to do this because we wanted the scalloped hem to take the forefront to echo the butterfly wings. That brings us to the fabric. Once again, this wonderful fabric came from Fat Quarter Shop. It is from Sarah Watson’s Biology line of fabric. The different butterflies are all labeled underneath. You can see the rest of the adorable Biology line of fabric at Fat Quarter Shop.One of my favorite features of the Badminton skort is the waistband. It’s wide in the front and gathered (with elastic – we used buttonhole elastic) in the back. Annie assured me this waistband is as comfortable as it looks!Allegra took the opportunity of the dark navy hem band at the bottom to free hand embroider a butterfly! As if this skirt couldn’t have gotten any cuter!Just like we did on the Hopscotch Skirt pattern, we took the wardrobe expanding opportunity to sew up the Badminton top as a Dress. The two pieces can be layered, or worn separately. Again, the Oliver+S aficionados have likely already noticed the one change we made to this dress! Instead of a single ruffle at the shoulder, we took the ruffle sleeve from the Summer Chevrons Shirt free pattern by Crafty Cupboard, doubled it (because it was our favorite part of the pattern!) and sewed it on like butterfly wings in place of sleeves! They really do flutter and are in keeping with the butterfly theme of this outfit. The rest of the armholes are bound as per the instructions in both the Oliver+S and the Summer Chevrons shirt patterns. The Summer Chevrons Shirt is this month’s challenge pattern over at Project Run & Play, so we are linking up this pattern, or maybe just it’s sleeves!The little drawstring front and the contrasting yoke are just so sweet. The navy fabric is Riley Blake Designs Navy Solid fabric, also from Fat Quarter Shop, and is the perfect lightweight ingredient for a summer dress.This is the last week to enter the giveaway for 2 Oliver+S patterns and a $40 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate. Remember, there will be 3 lucky winners of patterns and fabric, 2 from the Rafflecopter, and one from the link up. So if you haven’t already done so, take a minute to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win Oliver + S skirt patterns and a gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.
We are loving the Oliver + S patterns you’ve been sewing. Keep adding any Oliver + S pattern you’ve sewn in 2015 to the link up. You can also link up anything you’ve sewn in 2015 using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop. Since our sponsors are so generous, there will be 1 winner from the link up and 2 winners from the Rafflecopter! All 3 winners will receive 2 Oliver + S pdf skirt patterns and a $40 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!