kcw is next week!

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! 

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  • Reply Sarah J. February 19, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I love how you are bundling patterns with fabric for the giveaways– very nice!  This little boat  top is adorable- love the interactive features.

  • Reply Stannel February 19, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Yes, please!  This is exciting!  I would pick a fabric matching the pattern or the other way around?  🙂

  • Reply Amy mayen February 19, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I’m loving all the neat ideas this week- the sailboat sweater is awesome! 

  • Reply Tonia Jeffery February 19, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    That shirt looks like so much fun!

  • Reply Heather February 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Love it!! One of my favorite pattern makers.

  • Reply Mel February 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    great shirt!

  • Reply Polly M February 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Such a cute idea!

  • Reply Littlewren February 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Brilliant! Interactive clothing is so smart but mostly it’s fun!!!!!

  • Reply Kristianna February 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    What a fun shirt! Love Oliver +S patterns too!

  • Reply Liz R February 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I have always loved Oliver + S patterns and that fabric is gorgeous! What a great giveaway. 🙂

  • Reply Michelle Fuller February 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    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.

  • Reply Sarah February 19, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    So cute! A sailboat top is on my to sew list too!

  • Reply Carina Bronkhorst February 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Cute sailboat. Great giveaway. Looking forwatd to KCW. 

  • Reply Sarah R February 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Adorable top! So fun!

  • Reply Rachel February 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make a sailboat top for my littlest boy!

  • Reply Andrea February 19, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    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

  • Reply Alissa February 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Love the sail boat with the working sail, SO CUTE!

  • Reply Meghan February 19, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    So cute! And what a great giveaway!

  • Reply Soraia Mendes February 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    That top is amazing!! 

  • Reply Kreatita T February 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Love the details on the shirt!
    Love the kitty and butterfly fabric too 🙂

  • Reply shanley February 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    have been meaning to try an oliver + s pattern forever – this could be a great opportunity!

  • Reply Tenilke February 19, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    What a cute jumper, so much fun.

  • Reply Claire Ross February 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Absolutely adorable and he looks like he loves it . 

  • Reply anna dungay February 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I’m planning something similar to the sailboat t-shirt. It works brilliantly!  🙂 would love to win a pattern! 🙂

  • Reply sop.hie.s February 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Love the hidden fish☺

  • Reply Jessica February 19, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Your sailboat top is adorable! What a great idea!

  • Reply inspinration February 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Amazing, i love all the details and seeing how far down i had to scroll down to comment, it is generally loved! 

  • Reply trijnewijn February 19, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    That’s a great sweater! Judging by how your son is looking at it in the pictures, I guess he will want to wear it all the time- who wouldn’t?

  • Reply Christine chin February 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Adorable! Very sweet model too!

  • Reply Mindy February 19, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    The green butterflies plus the ice cream dress??  I call that a match made in heaven!

  • Reply Aukje February 19, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Great job! I love how you can play with the top, very original!

  • Reply Darcy February 19, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    One of my very favorite patterns! Love the interactive boat!

  • Reply Nathalie B. February 19, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Such a cute sweater !
    I already have quite de few O&S patterns, but I surely could use one more, and of course more fabric too 🙂

  • Reply terepix February 19, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I love boats on anything, and the cut of this top looks great – I can just picture it on a child playing barefoot on a sandy beach.. 🙂

  • Reply Erica February 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Oh how cute is that!  We are a boating family and have a sailboat. How cute would that be on my lil sailor!

  • Reply Charity February 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    What an adorable top, love the Oliver + S patterns!

  • Reply Amy Reinagel February 19, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Ooh…Love Oliver + S. And my daughter would totally want a fun new shirt with the “cats” knit material 😉

  • Reply Karlie February 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I just ruined a yard of fabric because of a complicated pattern that drove me nuts!!! Your give a way and that awesome sailboat sweater was the right thing to bring back my motivation 😉 Thanks for that 😀

  • Reply Angela February 19, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    What a fun top – love the lift-the-flap hiding fish!  The Sailboat top is on my KCW list this time too, although mine may involve bunnies rather than boats…

  • Reply Jessie F. February 19, 2016 at 5:31 pm


  • Reply Jessica J February 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I just discovered Oliver & S patterns, and have been eyeballing their trench coat. 

    This sail boat shirt is DARLING! 

  • Reply Danielle Hittle February 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I adore Oliver and S patterns and would love any of the fabrics to explore with. They are simply gorgeous!

  • Reply Charity February 19, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    That is so cute! I love the little fish!

  • Reply laura bernard February 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    These prints are just perfect!

  • Reply Holly B February 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    These interactive tops are so neat!

  • Reply fenna February 19, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Such a fun shirt! My boys’d love it! 

  • Reply Rachel Huber February 19, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    My sister loves to sew, so if I win, maybe she’ll make one of my boys a sail boat top!!!

  • Reply Sarah February 19, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    What a darling sweater and so creative!!!

  • Reply Morgana February 19, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    That cat fabric. Yes please! Fabulous version of the sailboat top. 

  • Reply Jenn H February 19, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    oh so many awesome fabric options! i love the hiding fish!!! ive done fun embellishments but hiding is so clever!

  • Reply Marisa February 19, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Gorgeous top. Pattern + fabric = great giveaway!

  • Reply rebecca February 20, 2016 at 12:13 am

    I love the Lizzy House- The Hit Parade- I love unicorns!! And what a gorgeous top!!

  • Reply Liz February 20, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I love the interactive sweater! So cute… I’ve been eying the Oliver and s patterns forever- they are so cute! 

  • Reply sarah watkins February 20, 2016 at 12:43 am

    love this top, it looks amazing.

  • Reply Eulalia February 20, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Simply adorable, such a great idea!

  • Reply charlottepb February 20, 2016 at 2:14 am

    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!

  • Reply Ann February 20, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I really love the pattern plus fabric give away combination. I also love oliver + s patterns. Thanks for this opportunity kcw!

  • Reply Alison February 20, 2016 at 3:18 am

    Oh, wow! What an awesome top- so much fun!!

  • Reply Nicola Falconer February 20, 2016 at 4:49 am

    What a great sweater! Love the interaction and sweet details! That little house print above, too cheeky, so cute! 

  • Reply Jodie February 20, 2016 at 6:42 am

    So cute! Fabulous giveaway too. Can’t wait to see along next week and see everyone’s projects. 

  • Reply Katja Klarenbeek-Knopperts February 20, 2016 at 6:43 am

    That sailshirt is awesome! 

  • Reply Crystal February 20, 2016 at 7:55 am

    A sailboat sweater! What a great idea, and I’m drooling over the April Rhodes I saw in the shop! 🙂

  • Reply Jess February 20, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I haven’t explored using fabric paints. I’m so nervous I will wreck my fabric! This sweater is great, though. I may have to give it a try. 

  • Reply Courtney February 20, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Such a fun idea! This theme has me totally stumped. 

  • Reply X. Aldersong February 20, 2016 at 8:28 am


  • Reply Beatriz February 20, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Awesome sweatshirt! And the pattern and fabric…lovely!

  • Reply Mary February 20, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I love that sweatshirt! My girls would think it so fun 🙂 And thanks for the chance to expand my pattern collection!

  • Reply Diario de naii February 20, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Ohhh so cute the applique!! Love the sweater! 

  • Reply melissa evans of mahlicadesigns February 20, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I like the idea of a hands on activity with the tee.

  • Reply sara February 20, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Just perfect!!!

  • Reply asteride February 20, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I’m a total beginner but maybe I could start sewing with some kid pattern! Love the cat fabric!

  • Reply Ripleygirl February 20, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Ooh ooh ooh – I so want to win this and make a post-swimming cosy sweatshirt for my 4 year old niece – complete with sewn on bubbles 🙂 

  • Reply Tami February 20, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I love Oliver + S! This shirt is just the cutest! So creative!

  • Reply Fiona February 20, 2016 at 9:44 am

    So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Michaela February 20, 2016 at 9:48 am

    The hidden goldfish! Oh my goodness!

  • Reply Kristy February 20, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Absolutely adorable!!!

  • Reply Liesbet R February 20, 2016 at 10:10 am

    What a great idea! 

  • Reply Mary Ann February 20, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Very fun shirt!  

  • Reply Kim February 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    That sweatshirt is crazy cute! Perfect for a little one.
    I am totally crushing on that Anna Maria Horner Enchanted!!!!

  • Reply Marie Roy February 20, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Cute top!

  • Reply Rineke February 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I was just looking for a pattern like this! So, I would love to win 😉

  • Reply Annika February 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    That tee is fantastic. Such a cool idea!

  • Reply Katie February 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I love the hidden fish!

  • Reply Kayla February 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    What a brilliant idea! 

  • Reply Kate February 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Great idea for a shirt! Love that you can tie down the sails 🙂 

  • Reply Pecia February 20, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Great top, love all the interactive touches. What great fun and memories!

  • Reply Corrine Wijlhuizen February 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Such a Great idea! Really nice sweater!

  • Reply jennifer February 20, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    love this cute boat shirt! A yard of free fabric and a pattern! Great prize.

  • Reply Tracey Bell February 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Love these patterns and this fabric – both lovely.

  • Reply Estelle February 20, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    What a fun top! Perfect for a little sailor.

  • Reply Jackie F February 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    This has been one of my favorite patterns I haven’t had time to try!

  • Reply Bianca February 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Reply Laura February 20, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    I love the sailboat shirt and what you did with it!

  • Reply Crystal Rose February 21, 2016 at 12:14 am

    You’re right. There are a lot of good patterns.

  • Reply Jojo February 21, 2016 at 3:30 am

    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!

  • Reply Randi February 21, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I love how you incorporated the theme into your top! And that roundup of fabrics is awesome! 

  • Reply Cameron February 21, 2016 at 10:07 am

    This is the cutest shirt! I love Oliver and S! Thank you so much!

  • Reply JessZ February 21, 2016 at 10:26 am

    This is my favorite! Love this clean and simple design, but perfect for a child to “play” with. So cute- top and child! 🙂

  • Reply soumya February 21, 2016 at 10:47 am

    What a novel idea! Cute shirt 🙂

  • Reply Marissa February 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I love the button detail on the shirt! Super cute!

  • Reply Jill February 21, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Such a cute idea!

  • Reply MC Blackburn February 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

    As if the sailboat top wasn’t cute enough by itself!  Awesome!!!

  • Reply Tatiana Madsen February 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

    my favourite kids patterns – just need to participate 🙂 
    the detail with a hidden fish is so cool 🙂 

  • Reply Angela February 21, 2016 at 11:29 am

    What s fun top and what a fun giveaway!

  • Reply Lou February 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    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!

  • Reply Nicole Stephen February 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    There is nothing better than a sailor top – and then to add a sailboat? Genius!

  • Reply mel pi February 21, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I’ve told myself no new sewing until I clean my sewing area – lol. But these interactive projects have really got the wheels spinning in my head.

  • Reply Rebekah February 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Love the idea of an interactive piece of clothing, this is so cute! 

  • Reply Toya February 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Lovely shirt, patterns and fabrics.

  • Reply Alison February 21, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    What an amazing top, my boy would love something like that. 

  • Reply ornella February 21, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Love this kind of toys on the t-shirt! 

  • Reply Elena February 21, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Wow! Such a nice and entertaining sweater! Love it!

  • Reply Debby February 21, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    There are just so many! How fun. Thank you for the chance.

  • Reply Kandace February 21, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Yes please! Love Oliver + S patterns 🙂

  • Reply Melyana Lai February 21, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Love Oliver +S patterns!

  • Reply Erin February 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm

     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. 

  • Reply Brittney February 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Oliver and S is by far my favorite pattern company!  I have been dying for that adorable kitty fabric, it would make a great Roller Skate dress.

  • Reply Shawna February 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Such a cute shirt!

  • Reply Molly February 21, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Really nice!

  • Reply Jupo February 21, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    My girl would love that pink kitty fabric!!

  • Reply Kat February 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win, I think my boy would like the bus shirt best.

  • Reply Amanda February 21, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Adorable shirt! And what a fun giveaway!

  • Reply Anita February 21, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    How exciting is your sweater! 

  • Reply Celeste February 22, 2016 at 3:05 am

    What a fun shirt!

  • Reply Boevenbende February 22, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Such a fun sweater! And that giveaway is amazing!

  • Reply Elsa February 22, 2016 at 3:34 am

    The sailboat top is a hit in my DD’s wardrobe!

  • Reply Mieke February 22, 2016 at 3:53 am

    That shirt looks amazing.
    An extra Oliver+S pattern in my stash would be great.

  • Reply Jolien February 22, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Love this sweater idea! And I would love to win this prize. 🙂

  • Reply Carla Gama February 22, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Your sailboat top with the hidden fish looks so nice!
    I would love to sew the ice cream dress with the blackberries fabric 🙂

  • Reply Flavia February 22, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Love Oliver + S patterns, must make one of these !

  • Reply Carrie February 22, 2016 at 5:43 am

    So cute – you can’t go wrong with sail boats!

  • Reply Sitha February 22, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Love the sweater! What a brilliant idea!

  • Reply Miet Aertsen February 22, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Wohw, this sailboat sweater is awesome! My boy would love that too!

  • Reply Tara K February 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I love this top with all the 3D pieces! Amazing! I love the fabric prints too, very nice selection

  • Reply Brooke February 22, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Love this giveaway!

  • Reply April February 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    The peekaboo flaps are genius!

  • Reply Cat February 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm


  • Reply Teresa February 22, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Oliver + S is my favorite kids’ pattern company! And the peekaboo flaps on this shirt are adorably fun!!

  • Reply kim t. February 22, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    that is a great shirt and it fits the topic so well!

  • Reply Betsy Maness February 22, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    LOVE this! What a cute version of the sailboat top!

  • Reply Annie February 22, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    So creative and so much fun!

  • Reply auschick in va February 22, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I can always have more oliver+s patterns in my life!

  • Reply Jenn February 22, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I love the quiet book style clothing, how fun! 

  • Reply katy February 23, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Did my first hour sewing for the kid with the kid. She is so excited to be part of making her own clothes!

  • Reply Ana February 23, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Love the sweater and the fabrics!

  • Reply Laura February 23, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Love the hiding goldfish! So smart!

  • Reply Marjolein February 23, 2016 at 5:53 am

    this shirt looks lovely! Can’t wait to make something like this for my kids….

  • Reply Marleen February 23, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Cute boy in a cute outfit! I would love to win !!!! Count me in!

  • Reply neli February 23, 2016 at 9:56 am

    tengo mis expectativas en ganar algunas de esta bellas telas y por qué usarla con el patrón de Oliver…gracias aquí espero…

  • Reply Roxanne February 23, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I love the peek-a-boo goldfish! That is just the cutest!

  • Reply Allie February 24, 2016 at 6:45 am

    That top is amazing!!! My son would love it. 

  • Reply Fatima February 24, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Wow!! So much creativity in this top!!! I want to find the fish too!! 🙂

  • Reply Liesellove February 24, 2016 at 10:33 am

    oh love the patterns so a new one is always welcome 🙂

  • Reply Masha February 24, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    That AMH Enchanted is so lovely!

  • Reply Catherine February 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Boats and boats! Love it.

  • Reply Caroline February 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Cute idea!

  • Reply Izza February 25, 2016 at 12:10 am

    That is definitely not a boring top.
    Any kid would love it!

  • Reply Michelle February 25, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Brilliant idea! I love  what you’ve done with this top 

  • Reply Colette February 25, 2016 at 6:41 am

    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 😉

  • Reply Edurne February 25, 2016 at 8:51 am

    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….

  • Reply Signe February 25, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Super cute top! Especially the little fishy!

  • Reply Amy D February 25, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Adorable top!

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