We don’t know about you, but we think the best part of the changing seasons are new patterns from our favorite designers. In case you missed it, Oliver + S just released three amazing patterns for Fall which, true to Liesl’s style and skills as a designer, are sophisticated and classic, yet playful and fun– clothes parents and kids can agree on! Liesl asked us to help celebrate the release of the Fall line, so we’re going Back to School with Oliver + S! We challenged six talented members of our Contributor Community to try out the new Oliver + S patterns, just released this week. Christina from The DIY Mommy, Becky from Patchwork Posse, Beth of 110 Creations, Vanessa from Punkin Patterns, Janice of Better Off Thread and Mary from Mary on Lake Pulaski sewed up their own versions of the Library Dress, Art Museum Vest + Trousers or the Playtime Dress, Tunic + Leggings. (All of the patterns are available in both paper and digital formats.)

Library Dress

Art Museum Vest + Trousers

Playtime Dress, Tunic + Leggings

We’ll share Christina, Becky, Beth, Vanessa, Janice and Mary’s super-cute versions this week, starting with today’s Playtime Dress, Tunic + Leggings!

Baby A is Ready For Playtime!

Christina from The DIY Mommy made the 18-24 size Playtime Dress, Tunic + Leggings for her little one and writes, “The tunic is really simple, but it has some fun details like a faux peter pan collar and pockets… The leggings were a breeze to sew; I love sewing one-piece leggings! The whole outfit was done in an evening and I can see it being a fall wardrobe staple for Baby A. It’s adorable, comfortable and I can tell she feels like a little princess in it.”

See more sweet photos in Christina’s post at The DIY Mommy.

Vanessa’s Playtime Tunic in Knits

We lucked out because we get to see both a younger and older version of the Playtime Dress, Tunic + Leggings today! It’s so much fun to see how the patterns work for both little and big kids. Vanessa from Punkin Patterns made two versions of the top, one with cotton madras and one in knits. She writes, “This was my first time using a digital pattern from Oliver + S. Previously I have only used their paper patterns and I am a big fan of the digital pattern. It makes it so easy to print the pieces whenever you need them and cut them to the exact size you need. The dress and tunic can be made from both cotton quilting fabrics AND knits. I couldn’t resist not making one of each and the leggings too. The cotton madras version fits Gwyneth perfectly. (They both do.) The neckline has a beautiful top-stitched mock Peter Pan collar. The front pocket detail also includes top-stitching around the pocket to keep it in place and does add some lovely detail.”

The stitched details pop!

Take a look at Vanessa’s cotton version of the Playtime pattern and see more photos at Punkin Patterns.

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