Because of the popularity of our "winter" lined Olli pants, we felt it was about time to give Olli an upgrade for summer! And what an upgrade it is! The summer Olli has the same relaxed style - but more fitted than our winter Olli - and was designed for the use of woven fabrics. We've removed the gusset and created an inside leg pattern piece. The side leg incorporates a big pocket, great for summer exploration!
All those straight seams, make the summer Olli an easy sew and gives opportunity to mix and match fabrics, play with print direction (like stripes and checks) and to add decorative trims like lace and piping band. Next to that, we've added 2 straps - a bow strap and a buckle strap - to "girly" or "toughen" it up for your girl or boy! The summer Olli comes in a bermuda shorts and pants version and we've increased the size range to a size 116! Is this really a free pattern?! Insane! You can find this pattern and tutorial in our Misusu Patterns Sew & Tell Facebook group, in the "Files" folder in the sidebar.
Techniques involved include sewing with wovens, straight & curved seams, attaching elastic in the waist and hemming. Optional: attaching eyelets, inserting drawstrings and adding straps.
62 - 116 | 0-3m - 5-6y
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Woven fabric: cotton, double gauze, flannel, denim, ribcord, linen.
See fabric requirements chart.
Waistband elastic 2,5cm | 1” width
Ballpoint sewing needle
Cotton cord (optional)
Interfacing (for eyelets)
Twin needle (optional)