Oliver + S

vermont sewing weekends

Where do I begin to summarize our August adventures in lovely Vermont? Maybe with this photo, which actually has very little to do with sewing but everything to do with the level of fun we had during this trip: If …

introducing the school photo dress sewing pattern

There are certain days of the year where a little girl needs to look her best. Like the day when school photos are taken. This is the dress for those days. This versatile pattern includes all the great details you …

fall 2010 pattern preview

It’s finally time to take the wraps off our new fall patterns and give you a preview of them. This season, we are releasing four new patterns: two dresses, one skirt and top (with a dress option), and one unisex …

popover doll dress: free downloadable pattern

At this time last year, we released our Popover Sundress sewing pattern as a free download. Shortly after that, S asked me to make a Popover Sundress for her favorite doll, Samantha, to match a dress that she was wearing …

notches

Strange cargo at Kennedy Airport: New York Times Owner of CityCraft in Dallas named one of America’s coolest young entrepreneurs (congratulations, Callie!): Inc. A great video prank using two sets of identical twins: YouTube You’ve got to have a very …

selecting prints for adults

If you sew for yourself, you may have read our Principles of Fabric Selection series and wondered how they apply to your own sewing. Here’s a quick answer. Our most recent guest post for the Burda Style blog talks about using …

drawn

Back in design school, one of our best professors frequently gave our class the assignment to go home and each sketch 50 dress concepts before class the next day. To come up with that many unique ideas in one evening, …

thinking about fall

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it still feels too early to start thinking about fall sewing. After all, today the weather is expected to break even more records here in New York, after three solid weeks of …

it’s on!

The Ice Cream Social got started over the weekend, and it’s already making excellent progress. How is your sewing coming? Here are some posts to help you follow along: Day 1 Transferring markings to the fabric Interfacing, button loop and …

summer sale

For the next two weeks, you’ll receive 20% off your order when you purchase two or more patterns from our website. Use coupon code SUMMER2010 when checking out to receive your discount. Why not use this as an opportunity to …

ready for the social

Are you participating in the Ice Cream Social? It just so happens that I’ve been sewing Ice Cream Dresses in my free time lately, too. This is the first of two versions I made over the weekend. I blogged about …

join the ice cream social

Planning to sew an Ice Cream Dress this summer? Why not join the global group of seamstresses who are participating in this month’s Ice Cream Dress sew along. Hosted by Amy of Badskirt in Australia, the sew along promises to …