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    Profile photo of sarsouroursarsourour @kookiblah

    My children are only 3 and 1.5 so I know I still have lots of time. But my concern is what I am going to sew for my kiddos when they no longer fit in Oliver+S patterns. Are there plans to increase the size range? What do people do after? It’s making me a little sad because I love these patterns so much.

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    Profile photo of TamaraTamara @justsewit

    Hopefully by the time your children outgrow the Oliver and s patterns, there will be a wealth of new patterns just right for them and of course for you to sew them.

    My daughter has outgrown the patterns but I upsize just a tad further because she is still a bit small for the Liesl and co patterns. Being only eleven, nearly twelve it can be difficult to find something that will suit her tastes and mine but for now we have found a Jalie jeans pattern and are happy to go with the metro tee for ladies and that seems to satisfy her when it comes to casual wear. There is also Ottobre design magazine which has lots of patterns every issue and there are four per year for children up to 170cm.

    There are of course the big four companies to turn to. Often it is the case these days where if we can’t find a nice boutique pattern we turn to them.

    Some ladies here have tried the doe and deer range of patterns for their children and I know Nicole is a dab hand at these aswell as some of the lesser known patterns for men.

    But I think that gradually over time you will see a steady supply of new patterns that would be ideal for your children when they reach that age/ stage of not being able to wear Oliver and s.

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    I really hope justsewit is right and the trend toward more handmade continues, but to be honest, looking at the world as a whole and the increasing extremes of wealth and poverty, I think labor is going to continue to be under downward wage pressure for a long time, and that’s going to mean continued low prices for ‘disposable’ clothing, with the knock-on effect that sewing at home will continue to be a pursuit available to the lucky ones who have both the time and money for it. Regrettably, most teenagers are not as clever as Nicole’s girls and may not realize that having a custom wardrobe is incredible good fortune — the will to conform is more often pretty strong at that age when identities are still in flux.

    Which is a terribly long-winded before-morning-coffee way of saying that it might be wise to snap up really cool independent designs in larger sizes when you see them, as they may not still be available by the time your kids age out of O+S. So saith my gloomy magic 8-ball.

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    If it helps anyone feel better, I’ll tell you that I am looking into a few ideas in this department. So stay tuned on that one!

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    Profile photo of Mama_KnowlesMama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    Yay!!

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Yahoo!

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    Profile photo of jay_1965vwjay_1965vw @jay_1965vw

    Ooooh, that’s exciting!!

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    Profile photo of TamaraTamara @justsewit

    Oh my goodness! That’s huge news!

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    Profile photo of JohannaOJohannaO @JohannaO

    Yahoo! My son was mourning the loss of his last pair of Sandbox shorts, as I told him these would *only* last him two more years.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Thank you for the mention of my sweet girls!

    That is very exciting to hear of new patterns…..

    To answer the OP’s question, I actually think Liesl is well on her way to helping us with the patterns she stocks in her ‘store’.

    Many of them are tiny sizes, very groovy and, being PDF’s, they are perfect for impatient Teens who want the pattern NOW!

    Plus, I figure, Liesl stocking them is a recommendation in itself.

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    That’s great news Liesl! Especially as one of the kid’s I regularly sew for is very nearly out of the Oliver and S sizing 🙁

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