This book has super cute, vintage inspired clothing but there are some issues with the pattern pieces and the directions. This was a common theme in the Amazon.com reviews. Oliver + S, these patterns are not. I had some serious doubts that it would all come together. But in the end it (mostly) did.
There are some sweet details in this pattern and I like the straps and how the shorts section isn’t gathered at the bib. Little kids in seersucker make me happy and I like all the possibilities with the stripes. I think it does make a more formal looking outfit though, more suitable for a wedding or fancy brunch or something. We have nothing of the kind planned so O will have to wear these in the backyard.
Also, the fit on O is a little bizarre. The crotch pulls too tight (even without a cloth diaper) and the waist is too big.
So, does anyone have a favorite overalls pattern? I think I could use what I learned in this pattern and add a bib and straps to a different pants pattern that fits O, but a complete pattern would be easier. Some little corduroy overalls would be perfect for the fall.