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11 years agoNicole @motherof5
No, no YOUR seasons are backward to ours!!!!!!11 years agoeblythebrown @eblythebrown
oh right, I forgot how modest you australians are!11 years agoJustine J @justmejay
Not only are your seasons backwards – what’s with a yard!!!! hehehehe…..11 years agoicicle @icicle
we obviously have issues dealing with a system easily divisible by 10, coz 12 is just so … convenient??
And I like to think you Aussies have complementary seasons to ours — if I get tired of summer, I can hop on a plane and come visit your lovely winters. You, of course, are more than welcome to do the same.11 years agoMelinda @Melinda
Hello! I am Melinda and I live in Tennessee in the US. I’ve taken in the O+S site, blog and forum for a few weeks now and thought it was time to join! I’m not a very experienced sewer (I wouldn’t call myself a seamstress yet) so I may need more suggestions than I can give, but I have always felt a deep need to create things. Now that I stay at home with my children, Noah is 3 and Emma will be 2 next month, I can feel that need grow even stronger. When I layout and cut patterns, iron, and sew, it’s better than any therapy. I also make custom hairbows in my spare time and I hope to eventually build my sewing skills to a level at which I feel comfortable selling some of my finished products. I fell in love with Oliver + S when I sew the School Photo Dress on one of my favorite blogs. The designs are so simple and timeless! And, as much as I LOVE sewing for my daughter, I felt like my son was left out most of the time. It is so much harder to find good patterns for boys’ clothing! Anyway, that’s me!11 years agoicicle @icicle
… when you ‘sew’ the School Photo dress on a blog?… oh yes, my dear, you have the sewing bug BAAAAAAAD!
You are in excellent company here — lots of moms with boys on this forum, lots of advice given generously and freely, and lots of people with the same obsession with sewing.
Welcome!11 years agoMelinda @Melinda
Wow, I even read through my post at least twice. And, yes, I do have it bad. 🙂11 years agoE1izabeth @E1izabeth
Hi ladies! I’ve been visiting this site regularly for a while now and even posted some of my recent projects to the flickr pool but haven’t posted in the forums here. It is about time to introduce myself I think! My name is Liz, I’m the lucky mom of three little ones and we live in freezing cold western NY. DD is 10 months, DS#2 is 2 and DS#1 is 3. I have been sewing since I was a kid and I also love to do hand embroidery. My most recent sewing projects have been either clothes for myself or for my daughter but I am also planning some projects for my boys right now. I just took advantage of the sale over at fabric.com and got 4 new O+S patterns plus some fabric. DD will soon be sporting a couple of music class blouses in fun prints and a music box jumper in hazelnut cord. I picked up the sketchbook pattern so I’ll be on the lookout for some handsome shirting to make a couple shirts for my boys. Finally, I just made myself a skirt for work out of a dusty plum and winter white herringbone wool/silk blend suiting and I think I might have just enough left over to cut the 2+2 skirt for DD. We will not wear them at the same time though. 😉 Hopefully that project will keep me occupied while I wait for my new patterns to arrive. So much to sew and so little time – too bad I have to waste time with things like sleep and work!11 years agoKim @kmac0107
I appreciate this forum so much, you all are so great about answering questions for each other. My name Kim and I am married, mother of three 26, 23, 21 and the grandmother of one 21 months. I live in New Hampshire in the US where it is cold and dark so I love to knit and sew this time of year. I discovered Oliver & S patterns and I’m on a mission to learn the right way to sew. I am currently sewing for my granddaughter and having so much fun. I am also learning to use my new serger.11 years agoAnonymous @
Hi Kim – Welcome to our cozy little sewing group! How fun to be able to sew for your little granddaughter. And a new serger! I’m a tiny bit jealous 🙂11 years agocheriev @cheriev
Hi My name is Cherie and I live in Utah. I started sewing about a year and a half ago. I sew for my 3 year old daughter. She’s a former 27 week preemie and I have a hard time finding clothes that fit her right….so I decided I should make them myself. The first O+S pattern I made was the puppet show shorts and from there I was hooked. I think the patterns are clear to follow and when I have a question I just come check the forum for help — Thanks Ladies!!!11 years agoLoralee @Loralee
Hello. 🙂 I’ve been ‘around’ for a bit but haven’t taken the time to introduce myself. Just jumped right in and was hooked. LOL I’m Lora, sahm to 2 ‘growing up too fast’ 8 and 10 y.o. girls. *sniff* Thankfully, their pattern sizes have not kept up with their actual ages so I’ll be able to sew with Oliver + S for a bit longer. They are currently in size 4/5 and 7!!! Wee little things. The style of O+S suits them perfectly and momma is pleased, too.
It’s amazing what a fantastic fabric store and a truly refreshing pattern designer can do to Inspire me! I discovered O+S at Sew to Speak in Columbus (The BEST store!) while I was there looking for fabric to ‘improve’ ho-hum brand name patterns. My kids fell in love with the patterns and now pick out all their own fabrics and I must say, I’m impressed. I love that they feel a part of the sewing process and have even started sewing themselves. 🙂 They’ve even become just as addicted to the O+S flickr group as I have. LOL I catch them talking about things you all have posted that I didn’t share with them. (Yes, resulting in an internet safety lesson.)
I’ve learned so much through Liesl and all of the extremely helpful people here and I can’t wait to pass that on to my girls!
Kids are off to school after break and I’m off to sew. Catch you all later. 🙂11 years agosayiamyou @maraya
Oh, so fun Lora! I find myself anxious about my daughter growing, thinking that she’ll hate me making things for her and demand that I stop. Hopefully not though and there will be plenty of Mommy-Niblet fabric store dates!11 years agoNicole @motherof5
My girls are not showing ANY sign of not wanting home sewn clothes yet, I think they are a bit canny , they know when they are on a good thing! I am getting requests from their friends before parties now!
So don’t worry Mel.11 years agodaisygirl78 @daisygirl78
Hi! I’ve been lurking for a while, and active in the Flickr group, so I guess it’s high time that I also introduced myself! My name is Susanne, and I live just outside of Toronto, Canada. I’ve sewn (and crocheted, and tatted, and otherwise crafted) for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I sewed for myself, then I became an avid quilter, and ever since my daughter (now almost 20 mos) was born, I’ve been obsessed with sewing clothes for her. Not sure why I didn’t get the same urge when my son was born (he’s now almost 5), but I can say that I’ve now got some o + s patterns lined up to make just for him. My resolutions this year, in addition to picking up some more knitting skills, are to find more sewing time, and a better way to organize my fabric. I think I’ve got a fabric hoarding problem, though it sounds like I’m not alone, so I feel kinda free to admit it here 🙂
And I’m loving this friendly, supportive community!
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