Oliver + S

customizing with oliver + s: 2 + 2 blouse

I recently saw this photo in the Oliver + S Flickr group and loved how Cindy modified the 2 + 2 blouse for a completely different look. I asked her if she would share her method with those of you …

welcome back to the bubble dress

Many of you have been asking for this one for quite some time. And we’ve been promising that it was next on our list. Well, you don’t have to wait any longer. The Bubble Dress sewing pattern is now back! …

why I’ll be going back to the makerie again and again

More than 100 years ago, a cultural movement swept the United States in which people would travel to a sort of a summer camp where they would take classes, attend lectures and concerts, and enjoy the surrounding beauty of nature. …

introducing straight stitch society

We had a little brainstorm last year. It turned into a new brand, as our brainstorms sometimes do. We need to stop brainstorming. We wanted to make some sewing patterns for little, fun projects. Projects that wouldn’t take a lot …

creative talk with Pat Sloan

If you’re around next Monday at 4:00 Eastern time, I’ll be chatting with Pat Sloan on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio. We’ll be talking about Oliver + S, fabric design, quilting, and our new brand, Straight Stitch Society, which will …

spring-summer 2012 patterns now available

We’re happy to announce that our newest range of patterns is now available for purchase on our website.     The Croquet Dress, Secret Agent Trench Coat, and Badminton Skort, Top + Dress are all now ready to ship. We …

introducing the croquet dress sewing pattern

Every so often my dear friend Brooke, who designed our logo and packaging , weighs in with a special pattern request. She probably thinks I just nod my head and go back to doing whatever I want to do, completely …

introducing the secret agent trench coat pattern

I can’t recall how or why I decided we needed to make a trench coat pattern. It’s probably not the first clothing item you consider when you’re thinking about your child’s wardrobe. But once we started to develop this style, …

and we all sewed for Project HOPE Art

Saturday was a great day for a sewing party. The weather held up so it wasn’t so nice outside that we all wanted to go the park but not so awful that everyone wanted to stay home. And lots of …