pinterest picks and links

Hello, friends! The calendar says spring is arriving here in New York, but we’re under the threat of six more inches of snow tonight. We’re all pretending that we can grin and bear it, but we’re really all ready for some warmer weather already.

I’ve been busy sewing all week to get ready for our Lisette sew-alongs. Yesterday I gave a sneak peek of the fabrics I’ve chosen for each of the styles we’ll be making, and today I’ll be explaining and demystifying the size question. Check in at the Lisette blog for details.

In the meantime, at our place we’re all busy planning for upcoming travel. Todd is headed to California and Utah next week, and S and I will be headed “home” the following week during spring break. I’m really looking forward to spending time with my parents and sister, who also lives in Madison. My mom broke her elbow really badly a couple of weeks ago, and my dad will have just returned from a very long trip to Antarctica and the Amazon (during which time he got shingles, poor guy), so we’ll have a lot to talk about. I’m also hoping to spend time with friends who I’ve been missing. It will be a nice break, I think.

Well, let’s get down to the fun stuff, shall we?

Pinterest Picks

Last fall some friends and I got together in the the studio to do some indigo dyeing, and I tossed in some cotton lace fabric that turned out beautifully. I think I’ll use it to sew a Metro Tee for this spring. And I’ll wear it with an Everyday Skirt, styled like this with a half tuck and a narrow belt.


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When I pinned this image I suggested that it would be a cute way to sew the Pinwheel Dress. But Tricia suggested that it would work even better with the Carousel Dress pattern. I agree! Wouldn’t it be fun to do a really full sheer ruffle like this?


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Making me so hungry. And so ready for some warm weather.


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How cute are create.nic‘s fabric choices for these Sleepover Pajamas?


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Also on my sewing-for-me list is a long jacket made using the Weekend Getaway Dress pattern. I think it pulls together an outfit so nicely. (I mentioned this idea earlier, yes?)


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  1. Didier Ludot’s collection of 20th-century fashion will be going to auction this summer. What I wouldn’t give to see the preview of this amazing assembly of 150 important pieces! Which reminds me, have you read the book, 100 Unforgettable Dresses? It’s a fun trip through fashion history via important dresses of the times.
  2. Twenty-first-century hip hop mimics the 15th century. Who knew?
  3. These lights, inspired by blooming flowers, are so beautiful.
  4. It’s so true that we’re being bombarded, more and more, by competition for our attention. How do you find space for quiet in your life?
  5. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to track your own luggage during a trip?

You can follow me on Pinterest and on my personal Instagram account or the Oliver + S Instagram account. Have a great weekend!




  1. I love your Friday Pinterest picks and other updates.

  2. I’m very interested in making the weekend getaway duster. Can’t wait to see what you some up with.

  3. The little girl is so cute! I don’t remember you mentioning the duster idea but I love the inspiration photo and I am a sucker for spring jackets. And I have this pattern but have not made it yet….can’t wait to see what you do with it.

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