Oliver + S

How to get a perfect fit on a garment.

the fitting room: masha’s gelato blouse

Pattern adjustments can feel daunting, but the more you do them, the easier it gets. Masha shares her fitting adjustments, and how long it took her to make them, for a Gelato Blouse she sewed for herself.

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  • how to convert any pattern to a v neck

    If you’ve ever hesitated to purchase or sew a particular pattern because you don’t like the neckline, you don’t need to let a simple detail like a scoop or crew neck prevent you from sewing it. In this tutorial Liesl shows you how to alter a pattern to make it into a V neck.

    saint-germain wrap dress sew-along

    Welcome to the Saint-Germain Wrap Dress sew along. All ready to begin? This sew along will walk you through the process of creating your new dress. We’ve broken down the planning, organizing, and sewing into several easy-to-follow steps.

    weekend links

    Liesl is here today with her first Weekend Links post for the month of February.

    how to do a narrow shoulder adjustment

    Adjusting the shoulder width of a sewing pattern is a simple alteration that can drastically improve the fit of your handmade garment. Learn how to do a narrow shoulder adjustment with this photo tutorial. These instructions can also be used in reverse to do a wide shoulder adjustment.

    announcing the saint-german wrap dress sew-along

    Announcing a sew-along for the Saint-Germain Wrap Dress, February 17-21! Grab your pattern and supplies, and meet us back here in a couple of weeks to get started on the perfect dress to greet spring.

    how to sew a fully enclosed welt pocket

    Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to sew a welt pocket with a clean finish on the inside that allows you to show off a beautiful design or a fun print.

    sew + tell: wedding wear

    Claire sewed up bespoke wedding outfits for her children using two of our patterns, including one that you wouldn’t expect!