What kid doesn’t like a colouring book? Sure some may not, but I’ve yet to meet a child who doesn’t.
Sooner or later, most kids will also start having decided ideas on what they want to wear. So I thought why not combine the two and make a coloring book of the Oliver + S line drawings to let them in on the process.
I took the line drawings from the PDF-patterns I had bought and put together a small compendium, but then it bothered me that I didn’t have a complete collection. So I reached out to Liesl and Todd and asked if they would share the drawings and give me permission to compile them all into a coloring book to share. (They said yes!)
My girls have loved coloring in the dresses and skirts, dreaming up all sorts of cool designs for me to make them.
When I posted the link to the forum the user Sherry (@mim22) had a great idea to print them onto card stock and cut out inside the lines to make them into sort of cookie cutters you can place on top of fabric swatches to give the child an idea what the dress, skirt or shirt will look like. It’s definitely on my list of things to do.
My oldest have outgrown the largest Oliver + S sizes by now, but she still likes to sit down and use the line drawings to color in to pass the time on a rainy afternoon.
I hope your children will, too!
You can download the PDF from my blog.
I posted pictures to Instagram and used the hashtag #coloringoliverands (#colouringoliverands if you prefer). I’d love it if you do that, too!