Oliver + S

introducing our seams, closures + hems dvd

I’m happy to let you know that Seams, Closures + Hems, the second of the two DVDs I filmed with Interweave this summer, is now available for purchase. This new video is intended as a companion to the first, Apparel Sewing …

modern workshop fabric pack sale

For the next two weeks (through October 11, 2011), we’re offering a 40% discount on our Modern Workshop fabric packs.   To receive the discount, use coupon code MW40 at checkout. Please note that supplies are limited, and the discount …

details: bias binding

I was on my way to a presentation in Midtown yesterday morning and ended up chasing down a man ahead of me. I was curious about his raincoat, which it looked like he was wearing inside out, and I just …

details: running stitch

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the little things that make a garment special. A running stitch is an easy hand-stitched detail that can be added to a collar, a placket, a side seam or hem or lots of …

moda’s country fair blog hop

Welcome to the Oliver + S stop on the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop.     I’m Liesl Gibson, designer of the Oliver + S line of fabrics for Moda and Oliver +S sewing patterns for children’s clothing. My next …

come to the makerie

I love teaching, but because I have so many other commitments in my schedule these days I don’t get to teach as much as I would like to. That’s one of the reasons I decided to do the DVD series …

welcome to the country fair

Today is the first day of school here in New York City. Summer was great, but we’re all glad that S. is going back to join her friends at school again today. The end of summer usually means the end …

ruffles for pjs

Some of you are going to so excited by this, and some of you are going to be very annoyed with me for showing you. So you’re welcome, or I’m sorry, in advance. First, a little back-story: Last spring when …

our new fall + winter sewing patterns are now available

If it’s September now, it must be about time to release a new season of sewing patterns, right?   We’re now taking and shipping orders for the After-School Shirt +  Pants, the Apple-Picking Dress, and the Sleepover Pajamas sewing patterns. …

introducing our new apparel sewing basics dvd

Earlier this summer, I alluded to a little filming we were planning to do. I’m very excited to finally be able to tell you all about this project! This past July I had the pleasure of working with a team …

introducing the sleepover pajamas sewing pattern

When we released our first pajama pattern, early in the life of Oliver + S, we had no idea how popular it would be. I wasn’t familiar with the tradition of making and giving pajamas for Christmas. But it makes …

more after-school

Here are some photos of the After-School Shirt + Pants made by our testers. I know you like to see lots of versions of the patterns to help you get fabric ideas for your own sewing, so thanks again, testers! …