SET SAIL TOP & a giveaway

Hi Everyone. It is Jolanda again from the Dutch blog jurkenenshirtjes to inspire you for the toy theme of this seasons KCW. For my inspiration post I could pick a pattern from Oliver+S. The pattern of the sailboat top gave me the inspiration to mix in the theme of toys. Also I definitely wanted to work with fabric paint. The sweater I have made is a sweater that is a toy in itself.


I love the vintage feeling of their patterns! Don’t you? I also had planned to make the sailboat pants, but I didn’t make it on time (I even just finished this project … whew, just in time. I’ll admit: I’m an infamous last-minute seamstress ; ) But I’m sure going to make a pair pants for the summer!


“Where did the fish go?”


“It’s over here!”


As a child I had my own sail boat and I enjoyed sailing with it. Maybe my son will also enjoy the sailing as much as I did one day. But for now he loves to play with his new sweater ; )


And remember: Do not go sailing when the weather is stormy!


Thanks Oliver + S for the great patterns and sponsoring this winter edition of Kids Clothes week! And to all of you who are going to join KCW next week: Let’s enjoy sewing and let the toys theme bring you back in time, just as it did to me : )



Comment on this post to win a digital pattern from Oliver + S and a yard of fabric from Sew Modern. There are so,so many fantastic prints in the Sew Modern shop. This sailboat top is a perfect pattern to experiment with prints (or add your own touch to solids) and it works equally well in knits or woven. You will have to spend many (glorious) hours pouring over all the gorgeous fabrics in the Sew Modern shop to just pick one;) 

sew modern giveaway on kcw

1.2. april rhodes path marker 3. birch fabric happy house 4. sarah jane sommer swan 5. anna marie horner enchanted 6. hit parade knits, cats 7. katerina roccella tentative dot 8. lizzy house butterfly box 

Enter by Thursday Feb 25. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. Winner will receive 1 digital patterns from Oliver + S and 1 yard of fabric from Sew Modern.

oliver + s giveaway on kcw

1. ice cream dress 2. carousel dress 3. school bus t-shirt 4. sailboat top 

Good luck and Happy KCW! 

This article has 162 comments

  1. Michelle Fuller

    I am just jumping on board with kids sewing week. I always see the posts from others doing it, but I think I can’t find the time (I have a three year old, newborn, and work 40 hrs a week). I am finding time for this challenge. I love O + S sewing patterns so would love to win more! Thanks.

  2. Andrea

    What a fabulous shirt! Very inspiring! My twin boys love pirates and vikings, and I’m sure the idea could easily be adapted to these themes. Hmmm, I have planned something else for kcw, but maybe I can squeeze in some shirts as well… I’m a really bad last-minute sewist, too, so it’s not very likely, but I’ll try my best :- D

  3. charlottepb

    I love kids seeing week, probably because I only just get time to see for myself my kids or should I say all the men in my life don’t often get a look in! What I have found inspiring this time is a flash of patterns and fabrics, I may branch out!

  4. Jojo

    This is the first time I’m going to be able to take part in KCW, every time I plan to join in but life seems to get in the way. So this time I put it in my diary and set a notification so I can plan my sewing for the week, fingers crossed I get some sewing done!

    I love the sail boat top, it’s great inspiration on how I could incorporate the theme in the clothes I make.

    I’d love to win the Oliver and S pattern, it’ll certainly help me on my sewing quest!

    Happy sewing everyone!

  5. Lou

    The hidden fish is just the cutest thing! I know he’ll love showing that to people! Great idea, this is the first time I’m joining in, will just try to sew for an hour each day on dinosaur trousers for my twin boys!

  6. Erin

     What an adorable idea! This is the sweetest little sailboat top ever!  Love the fabric shop and love O & S patterns. It’s time for me to start stocking up again as my daughter has just  reached a size 5 and sized out of all of my current Oliver and S patterns. 

  7. Colette

    I love Oliver + S patterns and would like to finally try the ice cream dress. But my little guy is often skipped over so this sailboat tee would be perfect! Hardest part will be choosing just one yard 😉

  8. Edurne

    Such tempting fabrics! I just promised not to buy any more fabrics for the next 6 months (stash is completely out of control) and I will go window shopping (or should I say tablet shopping) in a minute 🙂
    I know, I’m laughing as well, what was I thinking….

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