my favorite oliver + s pattern post round-up

Happy Tuesday! I hope that all of you are keeping warm. As I’m writing this, we are experiencing freezing cold, bone-chilling temperatures here in the Midwest. It’s so cold out there that if you go outside with your camera for a bit, your camera batteries will freeze! I know we have readers from all over the world, so I am sure someone out there is enjoying some warm weather.

No matter where we live on this planet, we come together and form a supportive global online sewing community here on the Oliver + S blog. We share a common interest, you sew wonderful things using our patterns, and we are delighted to have you share your creations here. It’s a pleasure for all of us to see.

My favorite Oliver + S pattern post round-up for 2015

One way in which we see your Oliver + S creations is through our “my favorite Oliver + S pattern” series. There have been so many fantastic contributions to it since it started. Many thanks to you all who have contributed to the series so far.

We are continuing today with our “2015 blog year in review” series. Here is a round-up of all of the fourteen favorite pattern posts as they appeared on the blog in 2015 from January through December. Enjoy!

My favorite Oliver + S pattern

My favorite Oliver + S pattern

My favorite Oliver + S pattern

My favorite Oliver + S pattern

My favorite Oliver + S pattern

My favorite Oliver + S pattern

My favorite Oliver + S pattern

Would you like to contribute to the blog in the future? We are always looking for sewists to share their favorite Oliver + S pattern. If you haven’t already shared your favorite pattern, please let us know in the comments section if you are interested and which pattern is your favorite. Thanks!



  1. Sketchbook shorts all the way for me! I want to make a pair of pegged and cuffed Sketchbook pants for Maggie soon. That pattern is just perfection in pants drafting. Happy to contribute sometime (with lots of notice), let me know! 🙂

  2. Ren

    I’m interested. My favorite is the Jump Rope Dress — I always feel like a rock star every time I finish that placket!

  3. I’d love to contribute! It’s hard to pick a favorite but the Sunday Brunch Jacket would probably have to be it. Also love the Library Dress!

  4. The 2+2 blouse and skirt is STILL my favorite O+S skirt pattern! Loved doing this feature.

  5. Hello Rachel. I am sorry to say that although I have been following you for quite some time, I have never made any of your patterns. As you know, most of my projects have been learn-to-sew aimed for young girls. Now that I am expecting my first grandchild, I have been looking at baby clothes. I recently found out that it is a girl and she already has 3 weddings planned for this summer. I want to make baby girl dresses that look cute like a little girl but be comfortable for an infant. Do you have a suggestion on which patterns would work well for this? Also, I would love to contribute my finished dresses on your blog.

    1. Ana, congratulations on your first grandchild! Well the first obvious choice that jumps into my head for baby sewing would be the Lullaby Layette. But lucky little girl, since she has three weddings to attend this summer and you’re interested in dresses then I would recommend the Bubble Dress. I’ll gather up some links for you and email them to you for more ideas soon.

      1. Rachel, thank you so much for all of your suggestions and links to photos of made items. I will get back to you about my decisions. Thanks so much for your help. I started a new Baby board and have pinned many of your ideas there.

  6. Patricia Hersl

    I’ve done so many but Birthday Party Dress is so sweet. Something about my love of pleats.

  7. The playtime dress and leggings are my favorite. Definitely a staple in my girls’ wardrobe.

  8. Emily

    I’d love to contribute. My favorites are the library dress and the carousel dress.

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