Growing up in Oliver + S
6 years agoWiseCricket @WiseCricket
I remember the first Oliver & S I ever saw was a Tea Party Sundress on Purl Bee and I seriously *gasped*. I ordered that pattern, the Puppet Show Tunic and Bedtime Story PJs right away. I tried to make the puppet show first, but having never really followed a pattern before, I found I had to start at the beginning and made 8 pairs of pajamas for various kids in November and December of 2008. So not only have my kids grown up in Oliver & S, but I have grown into a sewer with Oliver & S, too!
Here are three of those jammies. I can’t believe how little they were. They are starting kindergarten, first and third grade soon!6 years agonightknitter @nightknitter
What a wonderful thread! My children have grown up wearing items I’ve made from Oliver + S patterns.
My first O + S pattern and my first posts in the O + S Flicker pool were of the Tea Party Dresses.
I made this one for my niece:
This Tea Party Dress was the first of several for my daughter:
It has been delightful watching everyone’s children grow over the years. I am looking forward to more photos and years ahead!6 years agohomefire @homefire
It IS fun to go back an look, isn’t it?
Mine was the Ice Cream dress for my youngest and I think it’s still one of my favorites!
p.s. if someone could tell me how to just post the link I would appreciate it:)6 years agosayiamyou @maraya
Very pretty dress. You should be able to insert the link by simply copy/paste the url from the picture post. Hope they makes sense and helps.6 years agoSarvi @Sarvi
homefire, I fixed it for you, but yes, what sayiamyou said. Just copy and paste the URL from the address bar, and the forum will automatically make it a hyperlink.6 years agoelamom @elamom6 years agobeachmom @beachmom
I’m having so much fun going back and looking at everyone’s pictures!
Sarvi, Look at A! I guess I thought she always had those curls.;)
Since I didn’t share a link in the first post, here’s it is:
My first purchased pattern that I made was the Sunday Brunch Skirt for my oldest when she was 10:
Hard to believe that she’s a teenager now.6 years agoKarenK @KarenK
I think my heart just broke a little bit after looking through so many old pictures and seeing how much has changed since my first O+S sewing. Where does the time go?
Maybe this will sound weird? I’ll throw it out anyway– THIS was my first O+S sewing, it was a sample/test for Liesl and I was so nervous about it that my stomach hurt. I had never sewn O+S before. I’ve been hooked ever since.
These are my first 3 items in the Flickr group.6 years agomcholley1 @mcholley1
My first flickr post were these puppet show shorts in May 20009…
But, I had made several other pair first in kona cotton
I think I fell in love with Oliver + S after I made this dress the same year for thanksgiving after seeing one almost identical at farmhouse fabrics.
It is so hard to believe it has gone so fast! And, it is truly an honor to get to see so many adorable children grow up on my desktop over the years!6 years agomelmax @melmax
My first O+S and still my favourite pattern was the sketchbook shirt for my son back in Set 2010.6 years agoFrances Suzanne @Frances Suzanne6 years agoLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch
First Oliver + S thing I made was a Puppet Show Tunic and Shorts as a gift for a friend’s little baby girl back in early 2010 (biting off a bit more than I could chew, and any other company’s pattern of that difficulty would have beaten me). I didn’t start photographing things until recently and now I’m hooked on the pictures!
First thing for my kids was P’s School Days Coat and it still kinda fits, so no “growing up ” pictures yet.6 years agowendy @wendyls
My first was just over a year ago. It was an ice cream dress for my daughter and I was so shocked to look back and see that she was still more or less a baby then!
It’s been a love affair indeed. Amazing how quickly the patterns pile up! If I could stop making ice cream dresses, I’d try more of them! Every time I sew an Oliver + S pattern I learn something. Like so many, I’ve basically learned to sew with them. I’d been wanting to learn to sew for years and years and never, ever imagined I’d be able to make things like pants and coats one day. And I’m not sure I would have gotten there without Oliver + S. So, yes, growing kids but growing beaster of a hobby as well!6 years agoisewstuff @isewstuff
June 2008. Wow! Was it really that long ago? Miss A had just started walking. I think it was a 6-12 month size. I’ll be honest, I bought the pattern from a local fabric store because I thought the paper dolls were cute. After sewing the outfit, I quickly found plenty of other reasons to love Liesl’s patterns. Four years later, I still have nothing but good to say about Oliver + S.6 years agoG + G @kate_conley
My first O + S project was a School Photo dress for my daughter in the fall of 2010. It was such fun to sew, and I’ve been a devoted follower ever since!
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