Oliver + S

jump rope dress workshop at Spool

One Jump Rope Dress has been fully prepped and is ready for demonstration on Saturday at Spool in Philadelphia. Can’t wait to meet some new friends and talk sewing all day! The fabric I’m using for my dress is from …

trunk show in st. paul

Live in the Twin Cities area? Chances are that you’re already a customer of one of our favorite independent fabric shops–Treadle Yard Goods. Treadle is currently hosting a special Oliver + S trunk show featuring eight outfits from our line …

liesl interviewed on CraftSanity

Have you ever been curious about how Oliver + S got its start or what Liesl did before launching the company? Liesl recently had a nice chat with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood of the CraftSanity podcast. Their edited conversation, which answers those …

learn to sew with Oliver + S

For me, the hardest and most time consuming part of drafting a new pattern is writing the instructions. Our patterns feature more sophisticated design elements (and, therefore, include more fine dressmaking details) than other children’s patterns on the market. This …

lazy days skirt sew-along

Starting on Monday, October 12, Melissa of One Crafty Mumma is hosting a five-day Lazy Days Skirt sew-along. She already has over 20 people signed up! See her blog for details and to join. photo by Melissa And while you’re …

how a sewing machine works

I’ve been explaining how a sewing machine works for years but have never had a visual for it. I just came across this great one (via Swiss Miss via Dossier).

playdate for play

I’ve always wanted to do something a little more sporty with the Playdate Dress. Something that can be worn for a playdate on the swings and while tearing around the playground. Something that’s amenable to serious outdoor activity. For this …

wool options for the school days coat

As you’re planning your fall sewing, here are a few additional ideas for you. Many of you have been asking about wool fabrics for the School Days Jacket and Coat. If you don’t have a great neighborhood fabric store (and …

laminated fabrics

Update: I’ve just been alerted to some terrific laminates at Superbuzzy as well, in case you needed a little more inspiration… I’m so excited about this post. I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting the release of the …

new patterns now available

The wait is over! Our two new styles–the School Days Jacket and Coat and the Jump Rope Dress–are now available for purchase on our website. The positive responses are already coming in. The School Days Jacket and Coat is the …

meet pearl

Every kid needs a pet, right? Even paper doll kids need a pet. So this season the Oliver + S paper dolls have adopted a new friend. Here’s Pearl. Pearl is a dachshund. We’re not sure if Pearl is a …