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Giveaway Winners & All The Skirts: Oliver+S and Fat Quarter Shop Wrap Up

Badminton Skort pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

Wow!  That’s how we feel on the final day of All The Skirts: Oliver+S & Fat Quarter Shop.

Oliver+S&Fat Quarter Shop

In the past 2 months, we sewed up 11 Oliver+S skirts using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop!  Before we reveal the giveaway winners, we’d like to take a moment and show you each of the Oliver+S skirts we made in case you missed one, or some.Bonnie Christine ribbon and fabricOliver+S Music Class Blouse and Skirt made with Bonnie Christine’s Sweeter Than Honey Art Gallery Fabric.  An Aster Cardigan too!Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt FixationOliver+S Reversible Hula Hoop Skirt made from Cotton+Steel fabric from Fat Quarter Shop and a refashioned denim skirt.Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopOliver+S Sailboat Skirt made from Fat Quarter Shop’s Moda Passport Blueprint fabric.  And a sling bag too!Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopOliver+S 2+2 Blouse and Skirt in Cotton and Steel Fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop.  And another Aster Cardigan.Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop Oliver+S Hopscotch Dress and Skirt in Bonnie Christine’s Hello Bear fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop.Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopOliver+S Sunday Brunch Jacket and Skirt in Woolies flannel and Petal & Plume fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop.Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter ShopOliver+S Swing Set Skirt and Tunic in Bari J.’s Petal and Plume fabric from Fat Quarter Shop.Badminton Skort pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopOliver+S Badminton Dress and Skirt in Sarah Watson’s Biology fabric from Fat Quarter Shop.Butterfly Top and Skirt made by Skirt FixationOliver+S Butterfly Skirt and Blouse in Bonnie Christine’s Winged Fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop.  (What, you mean you haven’t seen this one reviewed yet?  Nice job on paying attention!  We’ll have a full review next week, so stay tuned…)

And we also sewed up the 2 free patterns from Oliver+S using fabric from our stash:Franklin Top and Onstage Tutu Skirt made by Skirt FixationThe Onstage Tutu Skirt with a Franklin Dress flipped to a top.Chess outfits created and sewn by Skirt Fixation for Crafting ConThe Lazy Days Chess Skirt with an Oliver+S Metro Tee.

“Wow,” you are thinking, “that Annie sure got a bunch of new clothes!”  When we signed up Oliver+S for All The Skirts and saw that Annie would be the only one who fits into Oliver+S sizes, we decided to sew her up a summer wardrobe.  So with the help of Fat Quarter Shop, we coordinated many of the colors, prints and lines of all the fabrics combined.  Many of the pieces can be coordinated, but each individually, as we hope you saw during this edition of All The Skirts, is unique!  We promise another post on this in the near future, but if you look back through the above photos, you can see the possibilities for yourself. Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe will be donating the Sailboat Skirt and Top to Simple Simon & Co’s Skirting The Issue event.

All right, now for the giveaway winners.  The two winners from the Rafflecopter giveaway are:

–anu:  Who wins 2 Oliver+S PDF skirt patterns AND a $40 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

Teri Dodds: Who answered the question, what are your 2 favorite Oliver+S patterns: “Music Class and Badminton Skort.”  She also wins 2 Oliver+S PDF skirt patterns AND a $40 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!

Were you following the amazing link up? We were delighted to see you had sewn up some Oliver+S Patterns too! Once again, the Skirt Fixation team picked out their favorites:
Annie says: I love this pink top and Queen Elizabeth.  Would you make me one, Mom?  (Oliver+S Hide and Seek Tunic sewn by So-Cal Sewing Mom.)Aria:  I love the black and white and the stripes on this Fairy Tale Dress from Bartacks and Singletrack.Allegra:  My favorite is this Swing Set Skirt by Frances Suzanne.  How could I not fall for that embroidery???Audrey: This version of the Oliver+S Bubble Dress by Stitched Together really made me sit up and notice this sweet little pattern!

Now it’s time to finish up All The Skirts: Oliver+S and Fat Quarter Shop with the winner of the Inlinkz giveaway:

Random.org chose #3 The Itinerant Seamstress.  She will also receive 2 Oliver+S PDF Skirt patterns and a $40 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  We’d like everyone to visit Oliver+S and Fat Quarter Shop and thank them for sponsoring this edition of All The Skirts.

We’re excited to announce that All The Skirts will continue next Friday with all new pattern company and fabric shop sponsors.  We can’t wait to reveal this, so be sure to come back soon for the next edition of All The Skirts!

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Swing Set Skirt and Tunic {All The Skirts: Oliver+S & Fat Quarter Shop}

Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop

Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter ShopThe Swing Set Skirt and Tunic pattern by Oliver+S currently tops out at size 5, so we were in a hurry to make this pattern for Annie.  Because the Swing Set pattern is too cute not to sew.  As with all Oliver+S patterns, it’s the details that make the difference.  We’ll start with the details on the Swing Set Skirt.Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter ShopThe Swing Set skirt  is a sweet little thing.  With three rows of casings at the top and a coordinating drawstring, it shines!  This little skirt is completely lined, and that allows for some cute little variations. Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter ShopWe opted to make the linings approximately the same length as the overskirt for two reasons.  1: We love the little snatches of aqua that peek out from under the skirt.  2:  It makes the skirt reversible!  This adds versatility to a little girl’s wardrobe with less sewing for her mom! Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter ShopWe’ve seen so many cute versions of the Swing Set Skirt pattern.  Right now Annie’s size is 5 around by 8 or 10 length in Oliver+S patterns, so we lengthened the skirt by about 3 inches for her.  Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter ShopThe Swing Set tunic also has very cute details.  A curved yoke presented us with the perfect opportunity to fussy cut a peacock onto the front! Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter ShopThe sweet little button up back  lets buttons take front and center stage.  The spaghetti straps keep a girl cool in the summer, or don’t add bulk when layering.Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter ShopWe layered the Swing Set tunic with the Sailboat Top as the mornings and evening are still chilly.  The curved yokes on both tops echo each other beautifully!  Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter ShopThe beautiful fabric we used to sew up the Swing Set Skirt and Tunic is from the Petal and Plume line of fabric by Bari J.  Of course we got it from Fat Quarter Shop because we love their straight cuts of fabric, their fast shipping and most of all, their friendly customer service!  Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter ShopWe now have sewn 8 of the 11 Oliver+S patterns using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop!  That means we are nearing the end of All The Skirts: Oliver+S & Fat Quarter Shop.  But there is still time for you to join in this edition of All The Skirts.

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.

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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.  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!  

Oliver+S Swingset Skirt & Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation using Petal & Plume Fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop

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Hopscotch Skirt {All The Skirts: Oliver+S & Fat Quarter Shop}

Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

Have you remembered to use the special Fat Quarter Shop discount? It expires in a few days, so hurry on over and treat yourself to a little Mother’s Day present! Use the sale code: SKIRTFIX for 10% off your entire purchase (excluding Flash Sale items, pre-orders, pre-sales, and club items.)Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe Hopscotch Skirt, Top and Dress pattern from Oliver + S was one of the first Oliver + S patterns to catch our eye.  It was the pockets on that little skirt.  The pleats create a slight oriental flair, think a Chinese takeout box, and we were hooked.  Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe top and dress are made from knit fabric, and being that knit fabric is our newest addiction, we simply couldn’t wait to sew up the Hopscotch Skirt pattern. Let’s start with the skirt.Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe Oliver+S Hopscotch skirt pattern delights the sewist yet again! What seems like a straightforward skirt has button plackets on the front, a waistband, and pleated pockets.  Sometimes we skip over marking the pattern pieces, but for these pockets to turn out right, it is absolutely essential to transfer the markings to the pattern.  The pockets are nice and spacious, and have we mentioned how in love we are with the pleats?Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe used the same buttons from our stash as we used on the Music Class Blouse.  We used Hello, Bear fabric from Fat Quarter Shop to make the Hopscotch Skirt.  Like all Art Gallery Fabric we’ve worked with, you can really feel the difference!Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe Hopscotch pattern also includes directions for a top or a dress.  That’s just another reason why Oliver+S patterns are such a good deal; three for the price of one!Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopBoth the top and dress pattern have a cute little criss-cross front, echoing those pockets we adore.Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe chose to finish ours with the sweetest narrow fold over elastic.  We can’t find the exact one any more, but here’s a similar one:

This does create a little pucker where it on the side inside the dress, so we will end the FOE before the inside seam next time.  It doesn’t make the garment unwearable, just annoying to look at if you’re the one who sewed it!Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThere’s a little surprise in the way we sewed up the Oliver + S Hopscotch skirt, top and dress pattern; we made the dress and the skirt, and Annie is wearing them layered!  We took a page out of Kelly’s book (from Sewing In No Man’s Land.) When she competed in Project Sewn, she made a maxi dress and skirt and layered them.Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThis adds versatility to Annie’s summer wardrobe.  It makes 3 looks from 2 pieces.  Annie says this dress, made from Hello, Bear knit fabric from Fat Quarter Shop is so soft and comfortable she wants to sleep in it.Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe final look is the skirt with a white blouse.  This allows the skirt the starring role.  We love them together, and we love them separate.Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopBoth of these Oliver+S patterns were not difficult to sew, and we love the little thoughtful things included in the pattern.  For example, the seam allowances on the dress.  And the way the button placket is constructed on the skirt is so clever and produces such beautiful results.Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopIf 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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe 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!  

Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopPlease remember to go to Fat Quarter Shop this weekend 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!

 

Hopscotch Pattern by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

 

Oh, and we’re entering this little outfit in the Hello, Bear challenge since it’s made with all Hello, Bear fabrics by Bonnie Christine!  #hellobearchallenge

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Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket {All The Skirts: Oliver+S & Fat Quarter Shop

Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe 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.Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe 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.  Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopFirst 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. Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe 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. Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe 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. PatternWe 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. Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe 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.  Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopHere you can see the Sunday Brunch skirt paired with the Music Class Blouse we made Annie during the Bonnie Christine ribbon blog tour.Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopNext 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. Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopIt made the loveliest Sunday Brunch Jacket imaginable, although we would like to try this pattern again with velvet, or denim, or quilting cotton. Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopOne 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!Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThere 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!

Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop 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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from 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.  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!  

 

Sunday Brunch Skirt and Jacket by Oliver+S sewn up by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter ShopPlease 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!

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2+2 Pleated Skirt and Blouse {All The Skirts: Oliver+S and Fat Quarter Shop}

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

We’ve been absent this week because we’ve been busy sewing for Kids Clothes Week!  You’ll see by the last 2 photos in this post, we’ve cranked out 6 items of clothing!  (Actually 7 counting Monday’s Monet Dress!)  But let’s start with the Oliver+S 2+2 skirt and blouse.

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe fourth skirt we made in the All The Skirts: Oliver+S and Fat Quarter Shop series is the 2+2 Pleated Skirt and Blouse.  This versatile little skirt perfectly swishes through it’s territory.  A simple, yet professional skirt, the fit and look of the 2+2 skirt will be worn over and over and over again!

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopOne thing we didn’t notice until we made the skirt is that the pleats are directionally pointed toward the center of the skirt instead of facing the same way around the whole skirt.  A subtle, but oh so cute detail.

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe gave a sneak peek on Instagram of the perfect button we found in our stash to complete the 2+2 skirt.  We sewed the size 5 width with the size 8 length. This seems to be pretty standard so far for Annie on the Oliver + S skirts.

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe used the Cotton and Steel Playful Aqua Jacks fabric from Fat Quarter Shop to make this skirt.  It’s soft, yet holds the pleats very well. Seriously the most fun fabric ever, and another winner from Cotton and Steel!

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe 2+2 blouse really, really steals the show on this little outfit!  The darling little patch and neck binding that ends in the ties opens up so many possibilities for this blouse!

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe used Cotton + Steel Basics in Plummy XOXO for the main fabric, and more of the Playful Aqua Jacks for the contrast fabric.  We may or may not already have another fabric combination picked out for the 2+2 blouse!

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThis blouse buttons up the back.  We decided to use the buttons as an opportunity to add another fun pop of color to the 2+2 blouse.  The gold buttons match one of the jack colors perfectly.

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe used the same gold/yellow/mustard color of the buttons and jacks to make another Aster Cardigan.  This is the same combination we used for the Music Class Blouse and Skirt, an Oliver + S pattern and an Aster Cardigan!  But this time we changed it up a little by having a collar on the Aster and none on the Oliver + S blouse.

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThis beautiful fabric came from Imagine Gnats and is the new lovely Art Gallery Fabrics knit solids.  It is just as soft and pill-free and nice to work with as the Art Gallery knit prints.  The large yellow button is left over from the vest refashion of another All The Skirts outfit.

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe’ve been seeing sneak peeks of the STYLO 4 magazine that is due out in May, and they are really, really fun and bright and playful!  So when we saw the contest Upcraft Club is holding, with the winning prize a chance to be in the next STYLO magazine, we just HAD to enter!  So we chose to enter this outfit and a sewed up a matching boy outfit, too.

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe’ll have a complete review of the fabric and patterns in his outfit next week, but here are the details of his outfit:

Dress Shirt:

Pattern: Ethan Shirt by Sis Boom patterns
Fabric: Robert Kaufman Chambray Union  and Playful Aqua Jacks

T-shirt:

Pattern: Oliver + S Field Trip Raglan
Fabric: Art Gallery Fabrics Sahara Sun &  White Knit 

Pants:

Pattern: Oliver + S Field Trip Cargos
Fabric: 2 pairs of Daddy’s khakis, refashioned

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopAnd the summary of her outfit:

Sweater:

Pattern: Willow & Co. Aster Cardigan
Fabric: Art Gallery Fabrics Sahara Sun

Blouse:

Pattern: Oliver + S 2+2 Blouse and Skirt
Fabric: Cotton + Steel Basics Plummy XOXO & Playful Aqua Jacks

Skirt:

Pattern: Oliver+S 2+2 Blouse and Skirts
Fabric: Playful Aqua Jacks

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.

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We are ready to see what Oliver + S patterns you’ve been sewing.  Just add 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 one 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!   

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

Here’s one more photo to hold you over until next week!

Oliver+S outfit sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

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Sailboat Skirt & Top {All The Skirts: Oliver+S & Fat Quarter Shop}

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop The Oliver + S Sailboat Skirt And Top pattern sums up poetry in skirt form!  This skirt was seriously so fun to put together that we’d sew up another one just for the pure joy of seeing it all come together.  You could probably make this skirt many, many times without getting tired of constructing it.

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop There are so many fun details on this skirt.  There is the button up front which is so cleverly designed.  The back waistband is elastic.

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop We chose to use buttonhole elastic and left the sides of the elastic casing open.  The button is sewn through a single layer of the side piece.  The insides of the Sailboat Skirt are professionally finished with finished, clean seams.  There was no point during the instructions where we were lost or unclear about what to do!  That’s pretty rare.  Once again, we sewed the size 5 with the size 8 length.

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop The Sailboat Top can be made from either knit or woven fabrics.  We chose knit this time as Annie prefers knits for everyday wear.  The details on this shirt really make it worthwhile.

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop The little buttons on the shoulder are so cute!  We chose navy buttons and topstitched all the facing details with a double needle and navy thread too.

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop The Sailboat Top and Skirt pattern has a pants pattern with it, so you are basically getting three patterns for the price of one!

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

Once again, the name of the skirt sort of dictated the fabric choice and the photo shoot!  We used Moda Passport Blueprint The Hamptons fabric from Fat Quarter Shop.  Let us tell you, this fabric is so soft and smooth.  It sews up crisp corners and flat seams.

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop Besides all that, it’s about the prettiest nautical fabric ever!  So much that we couldn’t resist selecting one ship to appliqué onto the front of the Sailboat Shirt.  (We did something similar last spring!)  If you need a little sophisticated nautical flair in your life, visit Fat Quarter Shop, where they have 23 different fabrics from the Passport line.

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop We completed this outfit with the Reversible Sling Bag, a free pattern from Sugar Bee Crafts and this month’s challenge from Project Run & Play.

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop We found all the fabrics for this bag in our stash, so it qualifies for the Sew My Stash 2015 Bag Challenge too!  Talk about serendipity!

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop We changed the shape of the center panel of the bag, and you know what, we love the finished look. We also shortened the straps to accommodate a younger child.

SlingBagInsideCollageThe solid red is pleather, the polka dot red is leftover from this skirt, and the nautical is a home dec fabric from years and years ago.

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop Altogether, one perfect ensemble!

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop All right, enough about us!  It’s time for you to get involved.  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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
We are ready to see what Oliver + S patterns you’ve been sewing.  Just add 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 one 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!  


Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop Oh, and did you hear what Oliver + S announced today?  Here’s a hint, we’ll be sewing it up during this series, and you should too, and then link it up!

Sailboat top & skirt by Oliver+S sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

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Hula Hoop Skirt {All The Skirts: Oliver + S & Fat Quarter Shop}

Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Today is the last day to use the Oliver + S discount code “SKIRT20″ for a 20% discount on paper AND digital patterns at Oliver + S before midnight EST.  

Hopefully you’ve been following along this week as 5 and Counting, Frances Suzanne, Bartacks and Singletrack, and SoCal Sewing Mom have each shown us all the Oliver + S skirts they’ve sewn.

Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt FixationFollowing this very inspirational Oliver + S skirt week, we chose to sew up the Hula Hoop skirt by Oliver + S!  This skirt is loved by both the maker and the wearer.  Mom loved sewing up this skirt, it just took one afternoon, and Annie loves a twirly, swishy skirt.

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe Hula Hoop skirt just goes around and around, and is very aptly named.  Like all Oliver + S patterns we have sewn, it is well written, easily constructed, and produces professional results.

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopFor Annie, we made the size 5 around with the size 12 length.  Leggy little thing; wonder where she gets that from?!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopYou might not have noticed at first, but the Hula Hoop skirt is reversible!  The pattern is designed so that it does not require any hemming, for you hemming haters procrastinators!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe only have one word of caution when sewing this skirt; be sure to mark all the notches and pay attention to where they go, or you might end up with the flounce slightly offset from the yoke.  The notches tend to get lost in all the layers when attaching the flounce to the yoke.  Totally wearable, but slightly annoying to the seamstress!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe used one of our favorite Cotton & Steel fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop, the I Heart Bees in the denim color-way.  This fabric is from Melody Miller’s Mustang line, and if you look closely, you’ll see the bees are made from little hearts.  Swoon!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopAnd then we just had to make the reverse side from denim fabric!  (Thrifted from a dress, hence the cool asymmetrical seaming throughout!)  Such a sturdy, sensible, everyday fabric for a 6 year old to wear.

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThis isn’t the first time we’ve gone with a bee theme on a skirt for Annie.  But just like last time, it’s a winner.

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe just love that little folded back detail; it’s just exactly what you can expect from an Oliver + S pattern, and it shows off the contrast fabric in a lovely manner.  It also makes for so very many fabric possibilities!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe can tell the Hula Hoop skirt is one Annie will be wearing often this summer.  Maybe it will replace that fox dress she’s been wearing almost non-stop lately!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopAnnie styled the Hula Hoop skirt with a white shirt with tiny orange pom pom trim.

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

The name of the skirt totally dictated the photo shoot props.  When asked, Annie confidently declared she could hula hoop, and could she ever!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopShe even managed a second hula hoop pretty well when we gave it to her!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopIf 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.

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We are ready to see what Oliver + S patterns you’ve been sewing.  Just add 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 one winner from the link up and 2 winners from the Rafflecopter!  Each winner will receive 2 Oliver + S pdf skirt patterns and a $40 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!
Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter Shop
 


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All The Skirts: Oliver + S & Fat Quarter Shop

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We’ve got some really BIG news!  It’s time to announce the next edition of All The Skirts with Oliver + S and Fat Quarter Shop.  We’re pretty sure everyone has heard of these two companies, but we’re going to tell you more about them anyway!

When we started this series, we looked forward to the day when we could sew up the Oliver + S skirts.  In fact, we were so anxious to make these skirts, we sort of jumped the gun and sewed the Music Class Blouse and Skirt!  If you missed it, we’ll give you a recap.

Bonnie Christine ribbon and fabricWe were a stop on the Bonnie Christine ribbon tour and used her Sweet As Honey fabric for the Music Class skirt.  You can read our complete review of the Music Class Blouse and Skirt Pattern, but let us tell you here we were super delighted with this skirt and blouse pattern.  The directions were super clear, it was a breeze to tile, and the end result…swoon!  I mean, just look at those side pleats!Music Class Blouse & Skirt from Oliver + S sewn by Skirt FixationWe made just a few changes to the Music Class Blouse and Skirt pattern, we lengthened the skirt in the manner suggested by Liesl on the Oliver + S forum.  We changed the tiny pleats on the blouse to gathers, and added the Bonnie Christine ribbon above them.  We also made an Aster Cardigan to complete the outfit!

Liesl Gibson started Oliver + S patterns about 7 years ago, and has become the leader in fashionable children’s patterns.  Here’s what Liesl says about sewing Oliver + S patterns, “At the end of the day, I want to be known for helping people realize their creative potential and build lasting memories, one sewing project at a time.  I believe that anyone can learn to sew and can make beautiful things, especially if I do my job well and give you great, easy-to-understand instructions. Our patterns are often described as a ‘sewing class in an envelope,’ and here at Liesl + Co. we take that reputation seriously.”

There are 8 Oliver + S skirts.  But instead of us introducing the Oliver + S skirt patterns, we’re going to let some experts who’ve sewn up many, many Oliver + S skirts show and tell you about the Oliver + S skirts, starting next week.  It’s a mini blog tour featuring Oliver + S skirts!  Next week this blog will be so beautiful!

And if that’s not awesome enough, Oliver + S is offering a 20% discount on Oliver + S patterns for Skirt Fixation readers using the promo code “SKIRT20”  This code is good for both paper and digital patterns!  But hurry, this sale only lasts a week!  It starts today and ends April 10th at midnight EST.  You’ll want to get some Oliver + S skirt patterns so you can join the link up.  Each item you’ve sewn in 2015, using an Oliver + S pattern will enter you in the giveaway.  Oliver + S is so generous, they’re offering 3 lucky winners their choice of 2 Oliver + S patterns that include a skirt!

We’re going to sew up the Oliver + S skirts using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop.  We’re sure you’ve heard of Fat Quarter Shop, but have you ordered from them?  If you have, you know about their super customer service, fast shipping, and great quality of fabrics.  You can always count on Fat Quarter Shop to send you accurate, straight cuts of fabric.  (Yes, this is one of our pet peeves, crooked cuts of fabric!!)  Be sure to check out their 24 hour flash sale section.  And keep your eye on their new fabric arrivals, too!  Beside fabric, Fat Quarter Shop sells quilt patterns, (we have the Birchen Quilt pattern and kit on our wish list!) books, notions and thread.

Fat Quarter Shop will also generously award those 3 lucky winners $40 gift certificate!

We knew that Fat Quarter Shop and Oliver + S would be a perfect pairing because both these companies are dedicated to educating sew-ers everywhere.  Fat Quarter Shop has a YouTube channel dedicated to teaching quilting techniques, sewing videos, interviews and more!

Are you ready to play along?  You can enter the giveaway where 3 lucky winners will win 2 Oliver + S skirt patterns and a $40 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate!   Next week, we’ll open up the Link Up so you can link up the Oliver + S patterns you’ve been making and the projects where you’ve used Fat Quarter Shop fabric!

Be sure to use your discount code “SKIRT20” on paper AND digital patterns at Oliver + S before April 10th, at midnight EST.

Watch closely for an upcoming exclusive discount from Fat Quarter Shop too!
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Grab your Fat Quarter Shop fabric and Oliver + S patterns and get sewing!