Oliver + S

  • the fitting room: mire’s classic and recital shirts

    Mire made some patterns adjustments to tweak the fit of the Classic and Recital Shirt patterns. Now she’s got three new shirts that fit her perfectly. The details are in this installment of our series, The Fitting Room.

    11 ways to hack a t-shirt pattern

    T-shirts are quirk and simple to sew, as well as being easy to customize once you know how. We’ve rounded up 11 pattern-hacking tutorials to help you get the most out of your favorite t-shirt pattern.

    16 ways to hack a pattern

    Learning to alter pattern details for your taste helps you get the most out of your pattern stash, and allows you to truly become the designer of your own clothes. We’ve rounded up 16 pattern hacking tutorials from our archives. Take a look and see what you can do to jazz up your favorite tried-and-true pattern.

    a first foray into sewing for myself

    After years of sewing for her daughters, Liz finally made something for herself: a beautiful Noord Sweatshirt that is sure to be a wardrobe workhorse. Read all about it in today’s post.

    dream spring capsule wardrobe

    Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and Masha’s planned a dream capsule using Liesl + Co. patterns. Take a look and share your own sewing plans in the comments!

    the fitting room: lyndsey’s fitzroy blouses

    Lyndsey talks about how she fit the Fitzroy Blouse to her shape and showcases the pattern in two different fabrics, one drapey and one crisp. It’s the latest installment of The Fitting Room.

    how to do a square shoulder adjustment

    Mire from the Advisors Circle wrote up a tutorial for the way she makes a square shoulder adjustment on the Classic Shirt pattern. If you’re interested in fitting, you’ll want to take a look.

    aimee’s quilted woodland cape

    We’ve all sewn something that didn’t turn out the way we had hoped. Aimee didn’t let that get her down, and persevered to wind up with a garment she’s really proud of.