January 12, 2012

Oliver and S Bear Carrier: Pattern Review

The bear carrier was the first project I made from the Oliver and S book I purchased last year.  It ended up being a belated Christmas present for Anya.  Isn't her dress gorgeous thanks to one of her lovely uncles!  Anya picked it herself,  I was pleasantly surprised and welcomed the change from PINK!!! 

Ok, down to the pattern.  Overall I was happy with this pattern but if I was to make it again I would make some changes.  I would make the four curved points at the front of the carrier square, not round.  Sewing so many curves in a small area felt a bit unneccessary, I think a beginner sewer would struggle.  I cut the straps off to where the buttons are but now wished I had of kept some length for flexibility, although this is probably the biggest teddy Anya would carry!  I did find it hard to angle the straps nicely (coming out from the bottom of the carrier piece) as the pattern suggested.  There isn't a lot of room and they really need to criss-cross to sit nicely when you cross the straps at the back.  That would probably be too bulky to sew through though.  I am being pretty picky but they are my thoughts on the pattern.  It is very cute and I used Amy Butler home deco weight fabric.      


gret said...

Cute! I just received the book in the mail - got it with a voucher for Christmas and LOVE it. Making the bucket hat today. :) This project is definitely on the list for after B2 arrives. x

Yana said...

looks good and it seems the recipient is quite happy. she looks like she is loving her ladybug too :)