Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Oliver+S Swingset Set and Arrow Flight Fabric Review

Today's review is the 
Oliver + S Swingset Tunic and Skirt
provided by Stephanie Wilson of Mohawks and Pearls

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The Oliver + S Swingset Tunic and Skirt is a must have summer staple!  The pattern can be purchased as a set in size 0-24m or 2t -5 on the Whimsical Fabric site here. Or the skirt can be purchased alone here.

For the Swingset Tunic I used Michael Miller's Arrow Flight Offline Blush Metallic and I couldn't be more pleased.  The fabric itself is easy to work with, extremely soft and offers a beautiful metallic shine that is subtle and sweet.  The perfect compliment to this darling top pattern!

The Swingset Tunic offers spaghetti straps and gathers along the curved bodice for both the front and back.  The pattern has perfectly placed guides for 3 buttons on the back bodice for easy on and off.  I have a not so positive relationship with buttonholes and my 30 year old machine so whenever possible I go for snaps  :-)

I chose the size to make based off of measurements and the fit is spot on!  A fitted bodice with enough room for movement and playing comfortably. 

Pairing perfectly is the Swingset Skirt made with Michael Miller's Arrow's Coin Metallic.  Once again, this fabric is a dream to work with and absolutely beautiful.  The skirt is fully lined which adds to it's fullness much to the delight of my little miss.  The waist has two elastic casings along with a drawstring that ties on the side.  I chose to forgo the drawstring for this one but have plans with fun coordinating fabrics for future ones!

Overall the Swingset Tunic and Skirt is everything you would expect from an Oliver + S pattern.  The digital PDF pages printed and lined up perfectly.  The well thought out and concise instructions make construction painless. 

The end result is a well made garment that is not only sweet to look at but is perfect for running and jumping and playing!
(Or doing the chicken dance!)

You can find both the pattern and fabric in the shop with the links below.

Happy Sewing, 
Stephanie Wilson

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