introducing our new spring and summer patterns

It’s finally time to take the wraps off our new spring and summer collection to give you a preview of the line.

This season, we are releasing three new patterns: two dresses and one blouse and shorts outfit.

Oliver + S Spring 2011 Line

So, without further ado, here we go.

The Family Reunion Dress pattern is a classic dress featuring pintucked pleats at the front and back, a choice of button tab or ruffle embellishment at the front, and a sweet neckline. The dress has gently gathered short sleeves, our signature hem facing with a sweet topstitched detail, and buttons up the back to complete the look. The dress can also be shortened into a blouse.

Family Reunion Dress

The Seashore Sundress pattern features button straps, princess seams, and two almost-invisible little pockets at the dropped waist which are perfect for stashing tiny treasures. The smaller of the two size ranges (6m-4) also includes our favorite bloomers pattern.

Seashore Sundress

The Class Picnic Blouse + Shorts pattern will let you sew a comfortable and cute pair of elastic-waist shorts that include contrast trim, mock-wrap styling, and a faux fly. The matching raglan-sleeve pull-on blouse includes gathers at the yoke, elastic at the shoulders, three-quarter-length sleeves, and wide hems.

Class Picnic Blouse + Shorts

The patterns will be available in stores worldwide and on our website during the first full week of April. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be notified when the patterns become available. Wholesale customers can place pre-orders now by downloading the form from our Wholesale page.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing more detailed posts here that highlight all the options included in each pattern. Check back frequently to see what we have in store for you this season.


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  1. I love them, and cannot wait to order! I’ve been turning out bucket hats like crazy – I love that pattern!

  2. Jen

    Woo Hoo! Gosh, y’all have had a BUSY couple months.

  3. Oh! I am so glad these are announced so I can show the sundress I made for the test. And I think it’s awesome you are including the bloomers pattern with the smaller sizes!

    DD wore her sundress yesterday. She LOVED stashing her little squinkies in the pockets.

  4. lou

    oh goodness… you are the best!

  5. Melanie

    I think it’s great to add a dress with classic pintucks to the O+S repitoire. It’s a lovely shape that would suite a wide variety of fabrics. The picnic top in that fabric looks like it came straight from a fashion photo in turn of the century Vienna! If I’m not mistaken, it seems reminiscent of a Reform Dress? I look forward to adding these to my sewing list!

  6. Congratulations on the addition of 3 beautiful patterns to the O+S line! I can already tell that the family reunion dress and the school picnic pattern will be at the top of my list for spring.

  7. family reunion dress: love. everything is cute, but let’s see if i can whip out a family reunion dress before my baby is born. once again, liesl, such beautiful work!

  8. Such cute new patterns! I can’t wait until they’re released!

  9. Katja Magus

    Thank you again for all your hard work the last year or so, so many wonderful creations you have revealed. I enjoy watching them come out and having such lovely projects to make lightens my day! I will buy the family reunion dress pattern to make for a little girl I baby sit for and and so pleased to see a pattern that will work for the delicate and softly colored fabrics that work so well on her petite frame!

  10. Lovely(but I am sure you know that)!

  11. I do love the Family Reunion (now that I’ve manage to master the pintucks with the Music Class blouse, lol) and I’m pretty sure the seashore dress will be the perfect “substitute” for the Tea Party.
    Can’t wait for further details!!

  12. Love these patterns – can’t wait to get them in-store! I think my favorite is the Family Reunion Dress – although I do love them all.

  13. I love these patterns – I love everything Oliver and S. But are there any boy options? Does the shorts one come with a shirt?

  14. I’m totally in love with the family reunion dress. It’s perfect! And the Class Picnic Blouse + Shorts pattern seems so great for summer! I can’t wait!

  15. Debbie B

    The Family Reunion dress is too cute! I think it will have to be on my MUST BUY list to make for the grandgirl!

  16. lalalalove the shorts!

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