I’ve been dreaming about doing this for more than a year now, and in 2018 we’re finally going to bring it all together. We’d like to invite you to be part of it!
We’re calling this new ideas our Advisors Circle. It will be made up of a select group of sewists with a direct line into the Oliver + S and Liesl + Co. design studio and with direct access to me.
As part of our advisors circle you’ll be able contribute your ideas to our pattern development process, and you’ll have the opportunity to sew special projects that will expand your horizons and deepen your skills. You’ll also get an insider’s perspective on our business.
What does that mean? First of all, occasionally I will reach out to Advisors Circle members with ideas for special, custom sewing projects that make use of our patterns. If you sign up to sew one of the project ideas for yourself or a child (depending on the pattern and your interests) you’ll get personal instruction and consulting from me to help you to make the project. In the process you’ll make something personal and unique and you’ll hopefully learn some new skills in the process. In exchange for this personal attention, you’ll agree to photograph your creation and contribute a post to the Oliver + S blog about your work (giving you credit, of course, and the opportunity to also share your work if you have a blog and/or social media channels). This way you’ll learn something new and you’ll share your new knowledge and fun project with our sewing community!
As part of our Advisors Circle, we’ll also occasionally ask you for feedback and opinions about upcoming project and pattern ideas, and you’ll get sneak peeks and insight on what’s coming next, as well as the opportunity to help guide our decisions. I love to bounce ideas of our customers, so I envision this to be like a mini-focus group. I’ll ask you what you want to sew next, which pattern ideas you prefer, what you think about some of my never-ending stream of creative ideas. (Todd gets tired of hearing them…) This is a great opportunity to learn while contributing to the Oliver + S and Liesl + Co. community.
This isn’t a request for pattern testers. This is a new idea and opportunity for people with a desire to expand their sewing knowledge and become an active part of the sewing community.
Interested? Want to learn more about the program? I hope so! You can download more information about the opportunity and how to apply by clicking this link.
We plan to select between six and eight people for the group, so good luck! This is going to be a really fun year!