Oliver + S

ice cream dress, view A

Last year my Grandma sent me a copy of Needlecraft magazine from 1925. In it I saw illustrations of very simple children’s kimonos, and it occurred to me that it was time for these darling little “frocks” to make a …

spring 2010 pattern preview

It’s finally time to take the wraps off what we’ve been working on in the studio for the last several months and give you a preview of our new spring and summer patterns. This season we’re releasing three new patterns: …

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A Selfish Seamstress haiku: The Selfish Seamstress Shopping lists as inspiration: Uppercase Pictures of defaced money: Money Mumbo Jumbo What comes after the iPad?: Gizmodo Sewing for a new baby, “You do know they come out naked, don’t you?!”: Colette …

boutique sewer profile: Gail Keyes

We’re continuing our series of posts highlighting participants in the Boutique Sewer Program by introducing Gail Keyes from Louisville, KY. Gail sells her work through her boutique sewing business, Guurrrl Designs. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit …

why wool socks keep feet warm and dry

Here we go again. Another blizzard, another snow day with no school here in New York. I was just thinking about foot gear for the day and decided on a pair of wool socks. This reminded me that I hadn’t …

alabama studio style meets brooklyn style

Over at my personal blog today, I have a post up about making Tsia an Oliver + S Tea Party Sundress using Natalie Chanin’s techniques. Here’s the result. See the details, and some spreads from Natalie’s new book on disdressed.

lengthening and shortening a pattern

I measured S the other day. She just keeps growing, and I was curious about her size now that she’s five. She’s a particularly long and lean kid, so I wasn’t surprised to find out that her waist, chest, and …

notice a difference here?

Probably not. And that’s good because we tried to keep things looking familiar. Over the weekend we gutted and rebuilt the Oliver + S blog and upgraded the forums. Boring tech stuff, mostly, but there are some nice new features …

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Handmade shoes: The New York Times Don’t underestimate 10 year-olds: No Reservations/You Tube Fire-breathing snowman: Neatorama How to store and organize cats: I Have Seen the Whole of the Internet Cappuccino foam art: Design Inspiration The cars of my youth, …

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Save pens; use Garamond: Flowing Data How to report the news on TV: You Tube How a counterfeit bill fights corruption: The World Bank Ever seen a Gandhiwarmer?: Hi Low & In Between White on white: Erasing Moving a giant …

boutique sewer profile: Jeanie Taylor

We’re continuing our series of posts highlighting participants in the Boutique Sewer Program by introducing Jeanie Taylor from Cape Cod, MA. Jeanie sells her work through her boutique sewing business, The Pea Green Boat. Jeanie, why don’t you tell us …

dressing for real life

We’ve fielded a lot of Formspring questions over the past few weeks, several of which have asked about how much sewing I do for S and what her wardrobe looks like. I’m no Supermom, and I don’t even try to …