Oliver + S

behind the scenes


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.

welcome to the new oliver + s

If you’re viewing this blog post in an RSS reader, you might want to click through to visit our website. What you’ll find there is completely new. We have redesigned and rebuilt the website from the ground up to make …

pattern development

By the time we’ve finished developing each collection of sewing patterns, we always have a large stack of toiles (or muslins) to show for our efforts in addition to the nice finished samples we photograph and display. Toiles are the …