Oliver + S

mother-daughter tote bag

To help celebrate the release of City Weekend, the Martha Stewart Crafts Blog is featuring a free project we designed. And they are giving away the fabric to make it! The Mother-Daughter Tote Bag can be made for both adults …

oliver + s, the book

I’m pleased to announce that our first book, “Oliver + S Little Things to Sew” will be published by STC Craft – Melanie Falick Books in March, 2011. I loved writing this book, and I know you’re going to enjoy reading and sewing from …

an interview with Marie-Michelle Melotte, part 2

Marie-Michelle Melotte is back with us today to finish the discussion we began earlier this week. It’s clear that you’re not just picking out a pattern and then selecting a random printed fabric to make it. You’re really analyzing the …

an interview with Marie-Michelle Melotte, part 1

Every few months a photo pops up in the Oliver + S Flickr group that causes everyone in the studio to stop working and stare in amazement at their computer screens. It wasn’t until last week, after this Bubble Dress …

hopscotch skirt inspiration

This is the very first prototype I made for the Hopscotch Skirt pattern. As you can see, my design initially included a tie at the waist. When I finished making the sample I decided this was just one too many …

a City Weekend giveaway

To celebrate the release of City Weekend and to thank all of you who have supported the line, we decided to do a little giveaway. Courtesy of Moda, we have a jelly roll, a layer cake, and a selection of …

nature walk pants with City Weekend knits

S is here to show you the Nature Walk Knit Pants made up in a few of the new City Weekend interlock knits. The Nature Walk Pants are the quiet sibling of the Nature Walk Pullover. Because these pants don’t …

city weekend, inspiration from a little city bedroom

This is S’s bedroom. It’s tiny, which is why it’s rather difficult to photograph. But you can see that it is still bright and cheery despite its diminutive size. (To give you a sense of scale, that’s a crib-sized mattress …

city weekend is now shipping

City Weekend is now shipping! I promised, months ago, that I would tell you more about this collection, and the time has finally come. Designers find all sorts of inspiration for their work, from the abstract (an idea or a …

kleinformat

Kleinformat is a new Austrian magazine about kids, design, and crafting. Each adorable cover features images from inside the magazine which double as stickers that can be peeled and used as desired. And the design inside is equally as clever and …

bound seams

Note: today we continue the series of seam finishing tutorials by April Henry that we started last summer. Bias Binding is a strip of material cut on the bias for extra stretch and often doubled.  It is used for binding …