Growing up in Oliver + S
8 years agobeachmom @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.:)8 years agoLiesl GibsonKeymaster@liesl
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!8 years agoNoodles @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 🙁 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.8 years agoNicole @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!
~Nicole~8 years agojuliamom2009 @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/photostream8 years agoMama_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. 😉 Like Nicole a love affair started!
Juliamom that has to be my favorite outfit you have sewn your daughter!!8 years agoJane @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. 🙂 I can’t wait to see her grow up wearing such fun clothes.
Jane8 years agokatybellabug @katybellabug8 years agoAna 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 🙂
I used the Tea Party Sundress (so many mistakes! A good reminder that practice leads to perfection – still working on it, lol):8 years agoKim @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).8 years agosayiamyou @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!8 years agoJustine 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/Badskirt8 years agoJemellia @Jemellia8 years agoSarvi @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:8 years agocybele727 @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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