Oliver + S

more apple-picking

I know many of you love getting to see our sewing patterns made up in different fabrics to help you imagine which fabrics you’ll choose for your sewing projects. So here are some additional views of the Apple-Picking Dress made …

“little things” in the news

The Associate Press just put out a lovely piece about Little Things to Sew. The article was written by Holly Ramer and includes this cute photo of a little girl wearing the Reversible Bucket Hat. Your local newspaper may have …

introducing the apple-picking dress sewing pattern

Like many of our patterns, this dress has been wandering around in the back of my mind and on the pages of my sketchbooks for quite a while. This season it finally makes its debut. I love the look of …

introducing our fall + winter 2011 sewing patterns

It’s finally time to take the wraps off our new fall + winter pattern collection. This season, we are releasing three new patterns: two outfits for girls and a unisex pajama set. So, without further ado, here we go. The …

modern tote

To make this tote, I selected these prints from Modern Workshop because I thought the saturated colors, combined with the chocolate brown, make a nice transitional palette as we start to think about fall. But it still looks pretty OK …

summer sewing

Usually I try to check in on the Oliver + S Flickr group every couple of days. It’s always amazing to me how many new photos show up, because you’re a prolific group of sewists! I’ve been traveling for the …

our summer sale is on

For the next week, you’ll receive 20% off your order when you purchase any Oliver + S products (patterns, Modern Workshop fabric packs, even the book) from our website. Use coupon code SUMMER2011 when checking out to receive your discount. …

apron and helper

Now that school is out for the summer, S is keeping busy for a couple of weeks with play dates and her summer reading list before she gets on a plane to spend time at the lake with her grandparents. …

details: colored thread

Here’s a cute detail to consider in your own sewing. Each button on this blouse was sewn using a different thread color. This would be especially effective on a neutral-colored print (like the blouse shown) or on a solid color. …

modern workshop on Flickr

With all the excitement around here this spring, I neglected to tell you that there is a Modern Workshop Flickr group for the collection. I would be thrilled if you would add your photos. After all, the best part about …

going out of print announcement

Every so often, we make an announcement about our children’s sewing patterns that are due to go out of print. It’s been a while since we’ve done that, so here are our current plans. Over coming months, we will be …

a little help from our friends

If you follow Oliver + S on Facebook, you’ve already seen photos of our booth from Quilt Market. I thought it might be fun to tell you how the booth came together this time. We’ve always done a small booth …