Oliver + S


  • the fitting room: santa rosa forward should adjustment

    Lyndsey is sharing her new Santa Rosa Dress for The Fitting Room series. In this post, she analyzes the muslin for fit and demonstrates how to make a forward shoulder adjustment. In the final dress, you can see how the fit adjustments paid off!

    bias garibaldi slip skirt tutorial

    Here’s a simple tutorial to help you sew a bias-cut satin slip skirt with a hidden elastic waist using our Garibaldi A-Line Skirt sewing pattern.

    melanie’s rush hour pop-on peplum

    When you spend so much time working on a handmade garment, you want to maximize how you can wear it. Melanie from the Advisor’s Circle is sharing how she adapted the Rush Hour dress to be convertible. With this modification, she can wear the dress two ways!

    the fitting room: lyndsey’s lisboa walking shorts

    Lyndsey shares how she applied a new pants fitting method to the Lisboa Walking Shorts pattern. While several methods are available for fitting pants, stitchers still find the task challenging. The new method that Lyndsey is trying in this post gets results faster, taking the fear and frustration out of the process.

    belgravia knit dress + bento tee mash-up

    Melanie, a member of the Advisors’ Circle, is sharing a mash-up of two of her favorite patterns. We love how she created a casual version of the Belgravia by using the Bento Tee for the bodice.

    lyndsey’s enmore dress

    We love the drama Lyndsey added to the Enmore Halter Dress with a simple pattern alteration. She is sharing the steps she used to create the look.

    tutorial: classic shirt to tiered dress

    We love the tired shirtdress that Mire made from the Classic Shirt pattern. She has provided a tutorial on how she altered the pattern to meet her vision. Check out this easy pattern hack. She liked it so much she sewed two!

    the fitting room: enmore full bust adjustment

    Lyndsey demonstrates how to use a full bust adjustment and dart manipulation to add fullness to the Enmore Top without adding a dart. The result is a fantastic fit and great look for this pattern.

    the fitting room: lyndsey’s camp shirt

    Hello, everyone! I am Lyndsey Stanfill, and I am sharing how I adjusted the Camp Shirt sleeve pattern to add cap-height. Assessing cap-height fit When sewing the muslin for my Camp Shirt, I had a great fit in the bodice …

    tribeca teen swimwear

    Erica used the Tribeca Knit Cami pattern to make a swimwear top for her teen daughter by using swimwear fabric and adding cups for modesty.