Oliver + S

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 …

upcoming stops for our spring and summer trunk show

Since it hit the road in April, our spring and summer trunk show has made stops from Vancouver to Philadelphia. It’s now heading back across the continent to do another west-to-east cycle. The show features items from our Spring and …

notches, fashion-related exhibition edition

Here are some fashion-related exhibits to keep us busy during the summer months: Diane Savona’s Closet Archaeology exhibit: via the Textile Blog American Woman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art And its sister exhibition, American High Style: Fashioning a National …

notches

Why having a toddler is like being at a frat party: Suburban Snapshots A little bit of tennis magic: YouTube How they turn the lights on each morning at the Museum of Modern Art: YouTube Please stay in your assigned …

pinking finished seams

Here’s how to finish your seams using pinking. It’s a quick and easy way to achieve a nice finish.

straight-stitch seam finishing

A finished seam is a technique used to secure the raw edge of the fabric exposed within the seam allowance. Finishing seams provides stability to the seam and overall garment, prevents unraveling, while also making a hand-made garment look professional. …

upcoming seam finishing tutorials

I’m pleased to announce that April Henry will be joining us as an occasional guest blogger focusing on interesting sewing techniques you can use to make your Oliver + S garments even more special. April’s business, April 1930’s, centers on …

city weekend jelly roll giveaway

John of Fat Quarterly is running a giveaway right now that may be of interest to Oliver + S readers. One lucky winner will receive a City Weekend jelly roll. The contest runs through June 13, so be sure to …

notches

Inspired to read on-line magazines? Here’s a list: Decor8 Drooling over this beautiful sewing kit: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe Such a beautiful party: LMNOP Chloe Sevigny takes you on a walk through New York’s East Village and visits …