Something very cool about flat felled seams is how it can make a garment reversible. I had been brainstorming how to implement this feature for a while, and finally landed on the idea of a reversible color-block pullover. To say I love how it turned out would be an understatement!
The pattern I used is Oliver + S nature walk pullover size 2 sewn in Robert Kaufman chambray double cloth in color indigo. This fabric played a huge part in the inspiration of this pullover! It is basically two-sided chambray double gauze, so it is two thin gauzy fabrics that have been stitched together. It is soft and fluffy, and after washing and drying it became a fluffed up crinkly cloud as double gauze tends to do. I ironed it out to sew it, but I plan on letting it fluff and crinkle after the next wash.
I made a few modifications to the pattern. First I added a pocket panel to the reverse side so that there would be a kangaroo pocket on both sides of the pullover. Next I finished the hem and sleeves folding into the layers of fabric rather then to one side to keep it looking truly finished and reversible on both sides. For the sleeves I had to pull apart the double gauze to fold the seam to the inside, but on the hem I simply tucked the seam up between the bottom edges of the two pocket panels. Lastly I added a button on both sides of the neck plus a chain loop to close it with. I’ve seen another gorgeous nature walk pullover in the flickr pool with a button closure like this one and I love the look so I followed suit.
Here’s some shots of my boy wearing side “A”. Plus his rock. ❤
This was a fun project to do, although a bit of a brain bender! Anyone else try their hand at making a pattern reversible?