oliver + s little things to sew: the trailer

I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be able to share this. Enjoy!

Animation: Holly Klein
Photographs: Laurie Frankel
Paper Doll Illustrations: Dan Andreasen
Music: “Quixote Dreams of Dulcinea,” by Ergo Phizmiz

This video is also available for viewing on YouTube and Vimeo.




  1. DianeY

    So cute!

  2. Emily

    Oh my GOODNESS, Liesl, this is so adorable! I am completely, utterly, totally excited for the release of this book. My sewing machine is going to be busy, busy busy! I’m especially excited about that little brimmed hat, and that DARLING tutu! Lovely, absolutely lovely.

  3. that is adorable, liesl! you should be so excited and so proud of all your hard work! xo

  4. lovely video.
    i am so glad you have at least one child with darker skin and dark hair and didnt make it just about blond, blue eyes and white or the opposite, african americans.
    i love it when i can see children that are more similar to mine. right in between the other 2.

  5. Love it! Inspires me to get to my sewing machine 🙂

  6. OOOh, that is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time (and I have seen a LOT of cute things lately, too!)

    Congratulations: I can’t wait to get our copies!



  7. Holly

    Hi Liesl,
    I’m looking forward to your new book. I was wondering what the size range for hats/clothes is going to be.

  8. Misty

    Congratulations! I am so excited for the new book to come out. I have mine ordered–it was a Christmas present. I absolutely love your patterns and have made several for our 12 nieces and nephews. My husband and I are expecting our first child in mid-March and my sewing machine has been busy. I can’t wait to get your book and start working on it! I’m also framing the paper dolls from my patterns to decorate the baby’s room. Thank you for all your lovely work!

  9. mel

    Sakes alive, I might have to sit out the next semester of grad school for this! So happy for a good hat pattern and the hooded cape?! Cute, cute, cute! Cannot wait!!

  10. Oh my gosh! How amazingly cute! I can’t wait!! I’ve got my copy reserved. My head is reeling with all the christmas ideas for my daughter and nieces. Did I also see a baby/doll carrier? I was just going to make one for my daughter for her birthday from and Ottobre pattern, but now I may have to just hold off until I get the book. I’m sure I could follow Liesl’s instructions way more that I could Ottobre. I’m just tickled with excitement

  11. Alice S

    So well done! I’m preordering the book now. I can’t wait to have it in hand.

  12. Oh how exciting! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. What fun it will be to sew these little things! Thanks for the peek

  13. Fantastic! I am really looking forward to this book!

  14. That is the most precious thing, I’ve ever seen! Congratulations on your book, it looks wonderful!!!

  15. Elizabeth

    Just lovely! Can’t wait for this book. I think the cape is my favorite but I know that the boy’s vest will end up near the top of my to-do list too once I have this book in my hands.

  16. Oh how fun! I love the animation and I’m excited to sew all of the projects! Perfect – a sun hat!!! The kids will both need some of those for summer. Oliver will need a backpack for preschool in the Fall. And, of course, Clara MUST have a cape and a tutu. Too fun.

  17. Oh can’t wait, can’t wait.

  18. Darling little preview of what looks to be a fun fun book!! I can’t wait!

  19. Nicole

    Little cartoon S needs her own show.

  20. How wonderful! I can’t wait to see the book in person!

  21. That is the cutest trailer! And I LOVE the cape at the end!

  22. The tutu had me over the moon from the last sneak peak, but a hat too? Very excited.

  23. Melanie

    wow! That is a fabulous preview. It’s tortuous waiting for the book to come out! That cape must be the most wonderful little thing I’ve seen in ages.

  24. Kate

    I now really can’t wait for the book. I already pre-ordered at bn.com. Thank you for sharing! I’m going to be making tutus and hats!

  25. Irresistable! I love it!

  26. A hat for the little Aussie’s! Bliss !

  27. You were right – this was more torture – but I can handle it – I think. I especially love the stack of pastel hats.

  28. Congratulations!
    You were right (as usual) this book seems to be quite apart from everything that’s already out there. Lots of new and exciting projects already in the (sewing) pipeline.
    Can’t wait for your next posts on this book (and of course, for its release).

  29. Vite, vite ! I can’t wait to have this book. I love everything.I hope it will be available in Europe as well. Congratulations for this work.

  30. So cool Liesl!

  31. Well, that did it for me. I just pre-ordered the book! Can’t wait.

  32. Where have I been the last few days! I just saw this for the first time and my heart went all a flutter like when I first “met” that paper doll nearly 3 years ago!

  33. I just preordered it … it looks adorable!!

  34. I want it and I want it noooooowww !! So great for this new project to be born !! Congratulations Liesl !!!

  35. WOW! What a neat video/trailer to promote the adorable book. You are so talented and creative.

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