Oliver + S

learn to sew with Oliver + S, version 2

Many of you have emailed and called to ask for an updated version of our sewing syllabus that includes some of our newest patterns. So here it is. I’m thrilled that so many of you are making good use of …

fall inspiration, courtesy of our testers

Several of our pattern testers recently posted photos of their finished fall garments to the Flickr group, and we thought you might like a peek at them for some additional inspiration. A few Hopscotch skirts and knit tops, to get …

fall patterns now available!

Did you know that September is national sewing month? What better way to celebrate than by sewing with a new Oliver + S pattern. Our four new styles are now available for purchase on our website and through our retailers …

join the jump rope dress sew along

Need a little extra encouragement to make that Jump Rope Dress this month? Well, look no further. Amy of Badskirt, your Australian co-host of the recent Ice Cream Social sew along, is back to co-host again. This time, she’s joining …

introducing the hopscotch knit top and dress sewing pattern

This top or knit dress comes packaged with the Hopscotch skirt pattern and provides you with many different sewing options. The top/dress portion of this pattern is designed for knit fabrics with at least 25% stretch. The City Weekend knits …

on designing a fabric collection

Ever wonder how a fabric collection is put together? In my most recent guest post for the BurdaStyle blog, I explain the process I used for designing City Weekend. You can check it out there.

introducing the nature walk knit pant sewing pattern

The Nature Walk pattern includes two items: a pullover top (which I described earlier) and this pant, which took its inspiration from a favorite pair of yoga pants that I’ve worn for years. The pants pattern is certainly the fastest …

tips for sewing with knit fabrics

Everyone is excited about knits right now. I must admit, I didn’t have much interest in sewing knits when Moda first approached me with the idea of adding interlock to the City Weekend fabric collection. But when the sample fabric …

new firefox persona

Do you use Firefox? If so, you’ll enjoy this. We’ve just released the latest Oliver + S persona for Firefox: our paper dolls dressed in the new Nature Walk and School Photo patterns. Why not use it to dress your …

introducing the nature walk pullover top sewing pattern

This versatile pattern is great for boys and girls. It’s a cool-weather pullover with color blocking for added interest. If you make it from light-weight quilting cottons, it can also be a great layering piece in not-so-cool weather, too. One …

ruffled sailboat skirt or pants

A week or two ago I had a little brainstorm one morning and dropped into the Oliver + S discussion forums to ask if anyone wanted to give it a try. In fact, several people expressed an interest. Here is …

out and about

If you live in the vicinity of Madison, WI (my home town!), come join me on September 1 at¬†Gayfeather Fabrics, 1521 Williamson St., at 2:00 PM for a little presentation about Oliver + S. I’ll bring some samples made from …