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Oliver+S Field Trip Raglan & Cargo Pants Pattern Review

Oliver+S Field Trip Pattern Review

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

Last week we gave you a glimpse of a BOY outfit we made and only gave you these general details of his outfit:

Dress Shirt:

Pattern: Ethan Shirt by Sis Boom patterns 

Fabric: Robert Kaufman Chambray Union  and Playful Aqua Jacks


Pattern: Oliver + S Field Trip Raglan

Fabric: Art Gallery Fabrics Sahara Sun &  White Knit


Pattern: Oliver + S Field Trip Cargos

Fabric: 2 pairs of Daddy’s khakis, refashionedBut that much hard work deserves a post of it’s own.  Not to mention the smoldering model.  Ahem.  So today we’ll give our our complete Oliver+S Field Trip pattern review.

Oliver+S Field Trip Pattern ReviewWe started with an Ethan Shirt.  We’ve made this boy an Ethan shirt before, and loved it.  Plus he wears it a LOT.  So it was time for another one.

And we decided to get a little more adventuresome with this one.  We chose chambray for the main fabric, which Thomas loves!  He says every boy needs a denim shirt. Oliver+S Field Trip Pattern ReviewWe also decided to use some fun fabric for the facings of the cuffs and collar.  This was inspired by Annie’s 2+2 skirt outfit, and we wanted to make them coordinating without being too matchy-matchy.  Thomas wasn’t too sure about this, since a few of the jacks are PINK, but it hasn’t stopped him from wearing the shirt!

Oliver+S Field Trip Pattern ReviewThomas’s grandpa always used to say there are some people who look good in anything they wear, and Thomas seems to be one of those people.  He makes anything we sew for him look awesome!

Oliver+S Field Trip Pattern ReviewFor underneath the Ethan Shirt, we made a Field Trip Raglan T-shirt.  Because the chambray is a tiny bit itchy, and because we were making the other piece from this pattern and because we made Annie 3 pieces!

Oliver+S Field Trip Pattern ReviewWe used the same Art Gallery solid knit fabric as Annie’s Aster cardigan.  For the whole matching, not match-y reasons as stated above!

The sun gold knit and the white knit fabric both came from Imagine Gnats, and let us tell you about how awesome they are.

And about how awesome Rachel from Imagine Gnats is!  She really makes you WANT to get all your fabric from Imagine Gnats.

The Field Trip Raglan Tee is one we will be sewing again and again for our boys and our girls!

Last of all we made the Oliver + S Field Trip Cargos.  Besides pajama pants, this was the first pair of pants we’ve ever made.  Of course Oliver + S made it doable, even easy and with a professional result!  Almost every seam has double top stitching, and there are 6 pockets…boy heaven!

Oliver+S Field Trip Pattern ReviewThomas is very tall and skinny (where do these kids get this from?) so we made a size 7 width and a size 10 long.  It was fairly complicated to figure out where to lengthen the pants because of all the leg pieces.  We ended up lengthening each piece, which put the knees too low.  So we chopped off the top of the knee pieces, which made the overall result too short to hem with a regular pants hem, and we ended up making the hem just folded over twice, like jeans.  Next time we will lengthen each piece a little, and the bottom piece a lot.  Because there will be a next time.

Oliver+S Field Trip Pattern ReviewThe only other thing Thomas asked to be changed is the next one have a real fly instead of a faux fly.  There’s tutorial for that, so we’ll attempt that next time.

If you’re still with us after all that explanation and all that boy sewing, Thanks for reading!  We love sewing for the boys, it’s a nice change of pace and they love it when we do!

Oliver+S Field Trip Pattern Review

Published by skirtfixation

Audrey, a mom of 9, sews and blogs at Skirt Fixation, your home for everything skirt related! There's lots of other sewing goodness too...after all can't leave the boys out of sewing adventures! She also designs and sells pattern through Project Run & Play.

5 thoughts on “Oliver+S Field Trip Raglan & Cargo Pants Pattern Review

  1. Sewing for boys is so fun and you did a great job! That outfit looks completely professional!!! My little buddies are the opposite. They hate zippers and always ask for it to be elastic (and the girls want zippers). They are so funny!


  2. This is such a great outfit. I’ve sewn each of those patterns before and I love the results I got from all three of them. The jacks fabric accents on the chambray shirt are really a nice touch!


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