happy holidays!

Hello friends,

On behalf of our family, I’d like to wish you the very best for the holidays! We hope that you’ve had a fulfilling, joyful year, and we’re so appreciative of your participation in the Oliver + S community. Thanks for being here, for participating in the discussion forums, for contributing to and commenting on the blog, for posting your photos to Flickr and Instagram, and for being part of the sewing community in general.


Have you seen your sewing skills improve this year? As you look back, what are you most proud of making? When you have a few minutes, I hope you’ll review your year and consider how far you’ve come in your sewing. We’d love to see what you made! Please consider creating a mosaic of your 2015 Oliver + S sewing and adding it to the Flickr group. Rachel will do a round-up in the new year.

We’ll be taking a little vacation through the end of the year, so it will be quiet here for a couple of weeks. But we’re planning lots of fun and useful posts for you in 2016, so I hope that you’ll stay tuned. If you haven’t signed up to receive our newsletter and to get our blog posts via email, please do! That way you won’t miss anything in 2016, including upcoming Lisette patterns, a new book that I’ll be telling you about soon, and tutorials to help you with your projects and to inspire you in 2016.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Special thanks to Maria, who hosted and made Flat S a special flamenco dress this year, for allowing us to share her photo.



  1. Valerie Myers

    Love following you on the blog and wish you a Merry Christmas.

    I have a pesky suggestion on the new email format. It is very difficult to read with small font, long lines and tight spacing. The website is fine. Obviously, I can read your posts there, but it’s sometimes nice to just read the email version. FYI.

    Thanks for being an inspiration to all of us.

    1. Valerie, are you by chance reading your email with Outlook? From your description, it sounds like that’s the case. Outlook is notoriously pesky for not accepting email formatting commands that every other email client handles without issue. We’ve done what we can do make the email as readable as possible for Outlook but it’s still not as nice looking as we would like. If you can use a different email address that doesn’t rely on Outlook or view the email on a mobile device, those issues you mention should magically disappear!

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