We delayed our next All The Skirts post until today because we have some exciting news! Fat Quarter Shop is having an exclusive sale for this event. From now, May 4th until May 11th, use the sale code: SKIRTFIX for 10% off your entire purchase excluding Flash Sale items, pre-orders, pre-sales, and club items. Now that’s not a sale you see everyday! So please be sure to place an order with Fat Quarter Shop and use the sale code between now and May 11th. This is one way you can help us thank them for sponsoring this edition of All The Skirts.The next skirt in our journey to sew all the Oliver + S skirts is the Sunday Brunch Jacket and A-Line Skirt Pattern. We wanted to get this one made while the weather is still conducive to wearing jackets. This is the fanciest of the Oliver + S skirt patterns we’ve sewn so far. First the Sunday Brunch skirt. This little A-Line skirt looks simple, but has all the right details to make it perfection! In fact, I’d like one of these in my size. The details that make the Sunday Brunch skirt so perfect are the little kick pleat in back, and the generous pockets. The back of the waistband has elastic, making for a perfect fit every time. Like the Sailboat Skirt, this is another skirt where you could use buttonhole elastic if you wanted. We sewed up this pattern in a size 5 width, but decided to lengthen the skirt by 6 inches as we hope the Sunday Brunch outfit will still fit Annie in the fall. We split the 6 inches up into two places, as shown in this photo to keep the general shape and look of the skirt the same. The fabric we used to make the Sunday Brunch A-line skirt is Petal and Plume Tui Illusionist Vine from Fat Quarter Shop. We are completely smitten by the Petal and Plume line of fabrics by artist Bari J. Expect to see some more of the Petal and Plume fabric. (Here’s a hint: we’re giving away some of it THIS WEEK!) And of course, you can get any of it at Fat Quarter Shop. Also, be sure to use the discount code this week. Here you can see the Sunday Brunch skirt paired with the Music Class Blouse we made Annie during the Bonnie Christine ribbon blog tour.Next we made the Sunday Brunch Jacket pattern. Flannel is not one of the suggested fabrics for the Sunday Brunch Jacket, but we asked the ladies on the forum, and they and Liesl herself, thought flannel would work just fine! So we chose this Wollies Flannel Blue Stitched Herringbone from Fat Quarter Shop. It made the loveliest Sunday Brunch Jacket imaginable, although we would like to try this pattern again with velvet, or denim, or quilting cotton. One of our favorite features of the Sunday Brunch Jacket is hidden on the inside! The seams are finished with bias tape, and of course we had to use Petal and Plume Tui Illusionist Vine from Fat Quarter Shop to match the skirt!There are so many sweet little details we love about the Sunday Brunch Jacket; the gathers in the front and back, that band collar, the double breasted top with huge buttons, the cuffed sleeves!
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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. We’re changing it up a little this time; since our sponsors have been 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!
Please remember to go to Fat Quarter Shop this week and use the sale code: SKIRTFIX for 10% off your entire purchase (excluding Flash Sale items, pre-orders, pre-sales, and club items) before May 11th. Ready, set, go!