Oliver + S

behind the scenes

the zen of sewing

Do you sew to stay calm? Or is it stressful for you? A few thoughts on why and where I find calm in sewing, in addition to other places.


Happy to meet you, or to re-introduce myself if we’ve already met! I’m Liesl, the designer behind Liesl + Co, Oliver + S, Straight Stitch Society, and Lisette for Butterick sewing patterns. I hope you’ll feel welcome here.

getting (re)acquainted

Well, hello! If you’re new here, I’d like to introduce myself, and if you’ve been here for a while it’s nice to say hello again.

introducing new wish lists in the shop

Just in time for holiday shopping, we’ve launched a new wish list feature in the Oliver + S shop. Use it to keep track of items you would like to give or receive.

an apology

We offer a brief apology for a post that missed its target.