A few weeks ago an interesting request came in by email. Could we, the person asked, add the ability to search Oliver + S pattern by difficulty level?
I can be really thick sometimes. I saw the word “search” and started thinking about search algorithms and custom database fields and what would be required to recode the site to be able to do this. Then this week it hit me: why not “browse” by difficulty? Same difference, right? And that’s super easy to do.
So we’ve now added the ability to view all our Oliver + S patterns arranged by difficulty level.
This will give you an easy way of finding patterns that match your current level of sewing expertise. You can use this approach to select styles that will help you work through projects sequentially to help build your confidence and skills. Remember Liesl’s popular Lean to Sew with Oliver + S syllabus from three (!?!) years ago? This new way of viewing patterns allows you to see all our patterns at the skill levels she mentioned back then. It also expands the selections of styles to sew at the skill level that’s right for you. We hope this will be a helpful enhancement for you.