Oliver + S

Growing up in Oliver + S

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    beachmom @beachmom

    I was having a look see in the flickr pool to get ideas on fabric combinations for the Puppet Show Dress pattern. I have yet to sew the dress and my youngest is almost out of a size 5. Oh no! I digress…but what I was amazed with was how much our children have grown in the last few years. It’s rather sweet to see the progression.

    Which brings me to this…when was your first Oliver + S flickr pool submission and what was it?

    Mine was in July 2009 and was a Lazy Days skirt.:)

    Liesl Gibson

    Oh, what a great topic! I’d love to hear about this, especially since S really has grown up in Oliver + S and I’ve loved watching your children grow up wearing what you make too. How fun!

    Noodles @Noodles

    Mine was an 6-12m ice cream dress made in about September 2010. I had been drooling over the O+S patterns for a while, but I was pregnant with severe carpal tunnel and couldn’t sew šŸ™ Once Noodle came out though it was a different story.

    I couldn’t wait for her to fit into the dress. It is still one of my favourite pictures of her.


    Nicole @motherof5

    I made Jump Rope dresses for my girls http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/4444610080/ and a love affair started.

    Dear little baby Noodle!


    juliamom2009 @juliamom2009

    Mine wasn’t really that long ago, but boy how Oliver + S patterns have taken over my sewing life! I had a hiatus from sewing of about 15 years….stopped sewing clothes for my oldest daughter and only sewed her gymnastics leotards through high school. I didn’t even have a machine (or a kid to sew for)….then I got one of each, somehow found Oliver + S, and got totally back into sewing again!

    Here’s my first Oliver + S – my daughter was 20 months old, and is now 2 3/4 years old…..one year makes a HUGE difference!m http://www.flickr.com/photos/janice4839/5925834325/in/photostream

    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    Mine was the sketchbook outfit for my three boys and a Tea Party dress for Sweet pea last May. My hubby bought me five patterns for Mother’s Day last year that I had been wanting but wasn’t ready to spend the money on. Now I don’t think twice about the price. šŸ˜‰ Like Nicole a love affair started!



    Juliamom that has to be my favorite outfit you have sewn your daughter!!

    Jane @jesims

    My first O&S post was in June (http://www.flickr.com/photos/notsewplain/7355279722/in/photostream). I had been looking at the patterns for about a year and finally bought one. I instantly fell in love. I have a ton of other patterns from the “major” pattern companies but have no desire to sew with them anymore. My little one is only 2 1/2 so I have lots of O&S years ahead of me. šŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see her grow up wearing such fun clothes.


    katybellabug @katybellabug

    Not so long ago for me, I only started sewing O+S patterns in April this year. My first purchases were the Puppet Show and the Sailboat patterns and I started with a Puppet Show blouse

    Puppet Show Tunic

    It is still one of my favourite items to sew!

    Ana Sofia @Ana Sofia ASM_Blue

    So good to go back a couple of years (already!).

    Mine was in February 2009, Miss M was 11 months-old and it was my first attempt with a commercial pattern. I had discovered Oliver-S a coupe of weeks before and couldn’t wait to try it.

    It was love at first sight šŸ™‚

    I used the Tea Party Sundress (so many mistakes! A good reminder that practice leads to perfection – still working on it, lol):


    Kim @kmac0107

    I read the Oliver & S blog for a year before I started to sew for my granddaughter when she was 14 months old. I was very excited to find such wonderful children’s sewing patterns and a syllabus to learn to sew the right way. Her first Oliver & S dress is the bubble dress: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27084526@N02/5436186903/in/set-72157624465149801 (I didn’t take the photo, my daughter did, so excuse the feet).

    sayiamyou @maraya

    I found O+S around my daughter’s first Christmas in 2009 and made her first outfits early in 2010. She wore them for her very first professional photos:



    I remember being oh so happy that I’d found O+S. I’d tried a few Big 4’s before and was getting so frustrated with teaching myself to sew. So, thanks Liesl et al for changing it all for me!

    Justine J @justmejay

    Oh, mine was almost exactly two years ago to the day! An Icecream dress made for the Icecream Social sew along hosted by Amy/Badskirt


    Jemellia @Jemellia

    I had to go back and do research! I think it is the pajamas:

    pjs 3

    My best is still the coat, that sew along was a lot of work!

    Sarvi @Sarvi

    I love this thread! Our first was the Sailboat top, size 6m.


    Most recent (I think, haven’t organized these as well) is You & Mie’s remix of the Jumprope into a sleeveless top, size 3T:


    cybele727 @cybele727

    Hi! Today is my first Flickr contribution and my first dress. The Music Box Jumper.



    What I loved about the Oliver + S pattern was the little details and finishes. My daughter is 3 and I look forward to making many more.

    That Family Reunion dress will become a staple, as will the Music Box Jumper.


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