Oliver + S patterns pants patterns use a faux zipper fly rather than a functional zipper fly. Their reasoning is that the functional zipper fly takes more work to make, and most kids would rather just slide on a pair of elastic waist pants than mess with zipping them up. But if you want to make a functional fly using their pants pattern, there’s a tutorial on their blog showing how to do that. This will work with any faux fly pants pattern, not just the Oliver + S ones. Go to the Oliver + S blog to see how to make the zipper fly.
By Anne Weaver