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12 years agomadebymum @madebymum
yes something stylish, elegant, super practical that a 1 year old or 12 year old would love to wear. easy!. I just love all your designs and know you will come up with a gorgeous design. (my daughter would love anything Hermione Granger inspired)12 years agosadies closet @sadies closet
My 4 year old fashionista informed me the other day that none of your patterns are “fancy.” Fancy in her world equals crinoline and twirl appeal. I am personally tired of dresses with huge flowers and bows and sparkly things all over. I would like to see something “fancy a.k.a. twirly” with simple, understated details. Maybe some interesting seam lines or subtle details showcasing a pretty ribbon or some beautiful buttons. A classic dress with a lot of personal design potential. I love to see how everyone interprets your patterns to come out with very different results.12 years agokatie @katie
Hi. This is nothing to do with party dresses but I do have a wish list request just to keep up your sleeve (no pun intended). What I’m after is a ‘grandpa’ shirt here in Australia – or henley shirt in the US I believe. It could be made up in woven or knit fabric, is unisex, and open to lots of variations – eg adding a conventional collar instead of a band collar to make into more of a tunic-y top. I have looked everywhere for a pattern like this for my boys – they wear them as lightweight sun cover-ups in the summer and cosy overshirts in the winter. Girls look gorgeous in them too. I think this would sit really well with the oliver and s aesthetic of beautiful, classic children’s clothes without fussy details but still open to individual interpretation. Thanks!12 years agojanimal @janimal
I have friends with little boys who are learning to sew and would like to sew garments for them. I have suggested Oliver and S patterns to them, but I think following a pattern is a bit intimidating to someone who hasn’t followed a pattern and sewed garments before. The first garments I made for my daughter were the Lazy Days skirt and Popover Dress you offer free here. Being able to complete those gave me the confidence to tackle other patterns by O & S and have since bought two other patterns and hope to graduate to two scissors one of these days! I think if you would offer a very simple free pattern for boys too, that might be helpful in introducing other novice sewists to your designs.
As for a dress – gosh, I love all of your designs. I know you’re not really the frilly dress type but that halter in Stitch is very girly. I saw it and started to think about lengthening it with more layers to make it a dress.
My little girl likes to twirl. So a dress that is full and twirly would be cool. Not too complicated to sew, please, so I can do it!
I’m very excited about your new fabrics!12 years ago
A circular skirt on a dress gives it ‘swish’ without being too fussy.12 years agobirchmama @birchmama
I would love to see the pants have instructions for using buttonhole elastic. I was always a fan of this detail in European children’s clothes (though I have noticed that a few U.S. stores have started using it in the past few years). I figured out how to do it myself for the sailor pants but I’d love to see your clear instructions in the pants patterns to come. I made three pairs of linen sailor pants for my son last summer that were sized up because of the big cloth diaper bum. Because I used the adjustable elastic and he stopped using diapers over the winter he is able to wear them again this summer.12 years ago
Just mulling over boys clothes, my son often requests shirts with a collar that will pull over his head. I found a vintage pj pattern that had a faced v-neck and collar and made it up in drill . He was happy but it was very baggy and tended to catch on barbwire.A more refined fit would wake a great unisex overshirt. If you are not sure what I mean and you have time, hire Seven Brides for Seven Brothers , the men wear a similar style in that.(Old MGM movie , my children love it)12 years agosewinginthecity @sewinginthecity
Thanks for asking. Here’s my wish list:
Knits would be great.
How about a hat pattern? I nice wide-brim summer hat, and some winter hats that cover the ears.
Pants patterns for girls, maybe something based on a classic jean that would look good in linen or chambray. I love the bubble shorts — maybe a long version?
A casual, wear to the playground kind of jacket for girls.12 years agoAnonymous @
I too would love some patterns for knits!12 years agojanimal @janimal
Oh, yes, a hat pattern!12 years agovioletvata @violetvata
This may be strange, but hubby and friends got me a new camera for my #30 bday coming up and one of the manuals- “Do more with macro” had the cutest clothes in it, there are no credits as to where they came from, but I LOVE the little linen shortalls and I think they would make a great Oliver + s pattern, with short/long overall options. There are a few pics with the front or back showing if you go thru the little book-
Here is the link- http://www.usa.canon.com/app/html/Macro_Lens/macro_version.html
Katja11 years agoicicle @icicle
I’ve just gone through 4 different clothing companies and 8 different sizes looking for a pair of feminine pants for my tall and super skinny 4 year old that are long enough but don’t fall down. No luck.
Please, Liesl, I’m begging you — we NEED a girly pants pattern out here!!!!!!!!!11 years agoEmily @Emily
I totally agree with icicle – I would LOVE a pants pattern designed for girls.11 years ago
When my twins were little I used to make pull on pants with a ruffle at the ankle and then self line the inside, up the leg a little,so they could fold a cuff when they were shorter( with the ruffle up above the ankle). As they grew taller, the cuff became less, until there was no cuff and the ruffle spread out over their shoe.
This could be an unisex pattern , simple pants, with or without the ruffle at the hem ?11 years agockcsbella @ckcsbella
I second (or third or fourth) Girly dressier pants! My DD#1 HATES skirts. Almost as much as she hates pink. I would love to find a pattern for dressier pants for her, as finding them in stores is next to impossible. I famously made a deal with her about her dressiest outfit (which has a skirt): Only for a wedding or a funeral. But we have other dressy ocassions that I need her in something better than jeans for.
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