new for spring from oliver + s and liesl + co.

I’m so pleased to introduce you to our new collection of pattern styles for Spring 2018! This season we have three brand new styles for you and one favorite that we’re bringing out in paper format. All these patterns are now available for purchase in the Oliver + S shop.

Spring 2018 patterns

Each day this week, I’ll have a post dedicated to one of these new styles, but here’s a quick introduction to whet your appetite.

Earlier this spring, as a special release, we launched the Oliver + S Girl on the Go Dress + Top for tweens and teens. For this new collection, we’re going back to our traditional Oliver + S sizing for girls from 6 months to age 12 with the new Cartwheel Wrap Dress pattern. The Cartwheel Wrap Dress is a girls’ dress that slips over the head and fastens both in front and in back for a fun twist on the wrap dress. The A-line skirt has lots of flare for spinning and includes an extra panel for full coverage. Details include built-in cap sleeves and a back keyhole opening with a simple button/loop closure. You can choose to tie the dress in either the front (if you make View A) or in the back (if you use View B).

Cartwheel Wrap Dress, View A
Cartwheel Wrap Dress, View A, with the tie in front
Cartwheel Wrap Dress, View B
Cartwheel Wrap Dress, View B, with the tie in back

The Cartwheel Wrap Dress uses an interesting and really fun construction method. I’m sure you’ll be surprised to see how the dress is put together! I’ll share more details later this week, but for now the pattern is available in both paper and digital format.

This season we are also introducing two new Liesl + Co. styles for you to sew for yourself.

The Extra-Sharp Pencil Skirt pattern is a classic, unlined pencil skirt that will have you looking good whenever you wear it. The skirt includes side panels, a back yoke detail, and a back walking vent. View A is just-above-the-knee length with straight-cut side panels. View B ends just below the knee and features bias-cut side panels.

Extra-Sharp Pencil Skirt

You can purchase the pattern in either digital or paper format starting today.

The new Liesl + Co. Terrace Dress pattern is an easy-to-sew, loose-fitting dress that has loads of relaxed, elegant style. It includes bust darts for gentle shaping, forward shoulder seam, optional on-seam pockets, and bias neck facing. View A has short kimono-style sleeves and a below-the-knee length with a wide, wrap-around sash. View B includes 3/4-length sleeves, midi-length skirt, and a tie belt.

Terrace Dress sewing pattern

With no buttons or zipper to sew, and with detailed instructions for how to complete a full-bust adjustment, this pattern will enable even beginning sewists to make a perfect looking and fitting dress. The pattern is also available in both paper and digital formats.

And, finally, in response to your requests, we are bringing out the popular Liesl + Co. Weekend Getaway Blouse + Dress pattern in paper format.

Weekend Getaway Blouse + Dress

This pull-on blouse or dress has a relaxed fit and a flattering V-neck. the pattern features kimono sleeves (meaning no sleeves to set-in) and no closures, making it very easy to sew. This has been one of our most popular Liesl + Co. digital patterns (you can see some of the great things people have done with the pattern), and we’re pleased to be able to make it available now in paper format for those of you who prefer paper.

Stop back each day for the rest of this week to see more photos and find out more details on each of these new styles.


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  1. Ack I love them all and yay for the Weekend Getaway in paper. Brilliant!

  2. They are all so tempting! Love the women’s dress. I am wearing my Weekend Getaway blouse today.

  3. Reeni

    Love both the new dresses especially! Now which fabrics do I have enough of so dd and i don’t clash? 😀

  4. Carrie Simpson

    I love it all! Well done as always! I think I even have enough of some Essex yarn dyed linen/cotton in my stash to make the short sleeve Terrace dress. Do you think that would be a good fabric choice for that? Also, why in the world have I never been drawn to the Weekend Getaway until now?! I just took a look at the blog post of Kelly’s multiple versions and suddenly I really want to give it a try! Her belted dress version is especially lovely. Can’t wait to get started 🙂

  5. These are gorgeous! Very excited to see a new release! I am most obsessed by that pencil skirt though. GET ON MY BODY. That style is perfect for my life and I am expecting it will be easy to fit! YAY!

  6. While I love by Building Block book, I have missed your patterns. Thank you. I love these. 🙂

  7. liz n.

    Paper format!


  8. Fiona

    Thank you so much for the new dresses, especially. The wrap dress for woven fabrics is just brilliant – both the child’s, and the adult’s. I can easily imagine how often I will be sewing both. Even though Australia is heading towards autumn/winter, I’m sure the child wrap dress will work in a linen weight fabric with leggings/long sleeve top for warmth. I really like the ’empire’ line of the Terrace dress – perfect for someone shortwaisted, with no defined waistline. It will be magic for Spring in the Southern hemisphere.

  9. I *love* the Terrace Dress pattern. Maybe this is THE dress that I want to embark dress sewing from! And the Cartwheel Wrap dress looks fantastic. Now I need to convince my daughter that she needs this dress too.

  10. Kitty

    Thanks for keeping faith with your paper pattern people!

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