introducing our new fall 2012 sewing patterns

It’s the last week of August, which means that I’m feeling both sad and happy. Sad that summer is over and we’re back at work after a very fun and relaxing vacation and because school is about to start again. But happy that it’s finally time to introduce you to our newest collection of patterns!

 

Fall 2012 Paper Dolls
This season we have something for everyone. A new pattern for boys (I know!), a fantastic classic dress for special occasions, and a sporty dress or tunic for everyday wear.

 

Field Trip Cargo Pants and Raglan T-Shirt Pattern

First off, a pattern for the boys! Need I say more?

 

Field Trip Cargo Pants and Raglan T-Shirt

 

The cargo pants are fun to sew and include lots of great little details like front and back pockets, three-dimensional cargo pockets at the side seams, a waistband facing, belt loops, a faux fly, and articulated knees. (If you’re not familiar with this strange word “articulated,” it  means that they have a little shaping for easy movement which is oh-s0-important for active kids.)

The raglan t-shirt is simple, classic, and clean. We’ve included a chest pocket, just because we thought it looked great and because we have a pocket theme going on with this pattern. I love raglan t-shirts because I think the contrast color at the sleeves and neck looks great, and this raglan T is really quick and easy to sew. I’ll show you later how this pattern is also great for the girls.

 

Fairy Tale Dress

Next up is our super fancy dress, the Fairy Tale Dress. I’ve been meaning to develop this pattern for a while now. It’s a full-fledged, knock-your-socks off dress designed specifically for special occasions but also completely appropriate for everyday.

 

Fairy Tale Dress

 

The pattern includes two views: a sleeveless version (pictured here) with a big bow at the back and a tulip-sleeve version with a delicate waistband and bow detail. Both versions are fully lined, include an invisible zipper, and even have a crinoline skirt to help give a little extra fullness. (Of course, you can eliminate the crinoline if you’re making this dress for everyday use.) This is a very fitted style, much more so than our other patterns, so we recommend that you measure carefully and make a bodice muslin when sewing this pattern. It may be a little extra work, but you’ll love the results!

 

Book Report Dress

And finally the Book Report Dress. It’s great not just for the days when you need to stand up in front of the class to make a presentation, but also for pretty much any other occasion, special or everyday, as well.

 

Book Report Dress

 

My favorite detail on this pattern is the two pockets hidden at the waist seam, but it’s got lots of other great details, too: two gentle pleats at the neckline, buttons at the shoulders, a classic tailored pleat at the back yoke, long sleeves with a simple cuff, and a shirt-tail hem. This dress can also be worn as a tunic with leggings or pants underneath. I’m kind of wanting this in my size, much as I hate to admit it.

 

I’ll introduce you to each style in greater detail over the course of this week, staring tomorrow with the cargo pants and raglan t-shirt. The patterns are already printed and on their way to our warehouse. We expect to have them ready to sell here on our website early next week.

32 Comments

  1. Brynne

    I cannot wait for the fairy tale dress!

  2. Kate

    All three of these are a must have! My daughter has already requested the fairy tale dress in blue flowers. 🙂

  3. darci

    ooh, cant wait for bigger more details sketches and photos

  4. Jenn

    Oh I NEED both of the dresses! My 3 year old has already requested the Fairy Tale Dress (in pink, of course). I’m wishing I had a boy to sew for because those cargo pants are fantastic!

  5. Love them all! (as usual, lol)
    I can’t hide my excitement with the cargo pants pattern – 2 boys and 2 nephews! This pattern is already much-loved around here 🙂
    The Fairytale dress is almost a dream come true as well. I use a similar pattern for all our special occasions and also for everyday wear. I can’t wait to try this version. It’s such a timeless style!
    And the Book report dress will certainly allo me to get out of my confort zone (as this is not my usual style) and learn new techniques. Of course, I can’t wait to try is as well – love the color block possibilities!
    Congratulations Liesl (and O+S Team) for another great pattern season 🙂

  6. mel

    You guys are awesome, and I can’t wait to get started! As Ana Sofia said, congrats on a new season!

  7. oh wow…all of these are great!!!

  8. Betsy

    When are they available?

    1. They will be available next week.

  9. So excited about those cargo pants!

  10. Erin

    Great job! As always, love it all…thanks for putting out such great patterns. I always learn something new when I’m sewing with them.

  11. OMG!!! I have been waiting for something like the Fairy Tale Dress with the fitted bodice!!!! I Can’t Wait!

  12. As always, the dresses are adorable, but STOP IT with that boys pattern! I’m giddy over here – cargo pants and a raglan tee? Yes please! I cannot wait to sew these up for fall. Thank you so much for adding this pattern to your line. This is also a great excuse for another trip to my local independent sewing shop to pick this up (and maybe some other goodies, too!) 🙂

  13. emily

    Oh my! Every single one of these is really really great! Thank you for all of them! A home run for me for sure. 🙂

  14. Carrie

    Cannot wait!! Another great set of patterns!

  15. I have a grandson who would benefit greatly from the boys pattern. Hope you’ll be providing fabric resources!

  16. Lucinda

    What a great fall line up! Beautiful designs, Liesel and Co.! I’m especially eager to sew up the Book Report dress – am in love with those hidden pockets! Eager to see more about each this week:)

  17. Katja Magus

    Even lovelier to see them all made up in your gorgeous fabrics! So exciting!

  18. O-Karen

    Everyone is enchanting! I am so going to make the book report dress in some Sengelese fabric is picked up. I’ll add to the Flickr group!

  19. Jennifer

    Wonderful! I love the pleated neckline and the Fairytale dress. I have wanted to make a holiday dress like it- a fancy dress. I will probably try the t-shirt, too. I am uncomfortable picking knits. I have only sewn the O&S interlock.

  20. Katie

    I am thrilled about the fairy tale dress! such a classic and with your directions it will be fantastic to sew

  21. Emily

    I am so delighted to see these, and I’m itching to get my hands on the Fairytale Dress pattern! I’ll buy all of them, of course, but that’s definitely going to be the first that I tackle. This is added motivation to get through the projects in the pipeline for back-to-school sewing…

  22. Emily

    I am so delighted to see these, and I’m itching to get my hands on the Fairytale Dress pattern! I’ll buy all of them, of course, but that’s definitely going to be the first that I tackle. This is added motivation to get through the projects in the pipeline for back-to-school sewing…

  23. Such lovely patterns! I can’t decide which I like best. I’ve promised myself I won’t buy any more patterns until I’ve used more of the ones I have already, but I might have to make an exception here. The cargo pants would be so practical for my son, and the party dress is really so special.

  24. Tamara

    I’m so excited about these patterns! They are simply wonderful. Good job Liesl!

  25. So excited about this release! I must have every single one, but I’m pretty sure I will be sewing up a set of those adorable cargo pants first! Great work Leisl!

  26. Sharon

    My boys are even excited about this new pattern for boys! (So is mama!) I will have to have this. What is the size range on this one?

  27. Karen

    I love a classic dress. I’m so excited to try the tulip sleeve on the Fairytale Dress. I also like the button shoulder on the Book Report Dress. Looking forward to their detailed introduction. Thank you for the great patterns for Fall!

  28. Karen

    I love a classic dress. I’m so excited to try the tulip sleeve on the Fairytale Dress. I also like the button shoulder on the Book Report Dress. Looking forward to their detailed introduction. Thank you for the great patterns for Fall!

  29. Im sad about back to school too – but you have just cheered me up with these new patterns! The fairy tale dress is perfect. I’ve been looking for the perfect classic traditional, tasteful, party dress for my first comissioned garment and there it is! I know it’s exactly what that mama (and this pne) wants. And the cargo pants that so many of us with boys have wanted for so long! They are exactly as I always pictured O+S cargos would be.

  30. Jen B

    Woohoo!!! So excited about the new boy patterns!

  31. Virginia

    I love the boys patterns. I have been looking for a good pattern for cargo pants and the tee is great too. I adore the fairy tale dress and can’t wait to make one for my daughter.

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