I’m so excited to announce that today we’re releasing the first two items in a new line of Oliver + S patterns that we’re calling “Oliver + S Singles.”
Oliver + S Singles are digital-only patterns that allow you to make some seriously cute separates. They’re fun and easy to sew and don’t take a lot of time–which makes them perfect for getting you summer sewing groove on. And, best of all, Oliver + S Singles are priced at a bargain $9.95.
We plan to release new items in this line every so often, in between our major Spring and Fall paper pattern releases.
All the Oliver + S Singles feature innovative design ideas that let you make really fun items that have a little twist. Take a look at our first two styles to see what we mean.
The Firefly Jacket sewing patterns allows you to make a reversible jacket that has an easy, relaxed gently flared shape with your choice of two kimono sleeve options. The jacket uses an innovative single pattern piece which means, of course, that there is no sleeve to set in! And because the jacket is reversible, there are no seam allowances to finish. The clever details and unusual construction make it quick and easy to sew.
Here’s the jacket’s front side featuring a bright red linen that S selected for one side of her jacket.
And here’s the back of the other side of her jacket, featuring a very bold print that she selected to coordinate with the more sedate solid on the other side.
My favorite part of this jacket is the cute little pleat at the back that is trimmed with ribbon, which also makes a fun little locker loop for hanging the jacket.
You can see more photos of this style and purchase a copy here.
Our second new style, the Hula Hoop Skirt, is a skirt with serious twirl power! This flippy, fun, flouncy skirt is reversible as well, so it’s perfect for showing off two of your favorite fabrics.
The fabric on the opposite side of the skirt peeks out at the little pleated edges of the flounces, as you can see here. This lets you get creative with your fabric choices.
This pattern also does not require you to finish any seam allowances. Because the skirt is hemmed while you’re assembling it, it’s very fast and fun to make.
More photos are available on the product page for this new pattern where you can also make your purchase.
Buy and instantly download one or both of these new styles to get some quick summer sewing done! And be sure to have fun with your fabric selections for these two reversible styles. We can’t wait to see what you do with them. Make sure to post photos of your finished projects to the Oliver + S Flickr group when you’re done. After all, we want to see what you did with your summer. And it’s way more fun than writing an essay on the first day of school.