Oliver + S

moda’s country fair blog hop

Welcome to the Oliver + S stop on the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop.     I’m Liesl Gibson, designer of the Oliver + S line of fabrics for Moda and Oliver +S sewing patterns for children’s clothing. My next …

come to the makerie

I love teaching, but because I have so many other commitments in my schedule these days I don’t get to teach as much as I would like to. That’s one of the reasons I decided to do the DVD series …

welcome to the country fair

Today is the first day of school here in New York City. Summer was great, but we’re all glad that S. is going back to join her friends at school again today. The end of summer usually means the end …

ruffles for pjs

Some of you are going to so excited by this, and some of you are going to be very annoyed with me for showing you. So you’re welcome, or I’m sorry, in advance. First, a little back-story: Last spring when …

our new fall + winter sewing patterns are now available

If it’s September now, it must be about time to release a new season of sewing patterns, right?   We’re now taking and shipping orders for the After-School Shirt +  Pants, the Apple-Picking Dress, and the Sleepover Pajamas sewing patterns. …

introducing our new apparel sewing basics dvd

Earlier this summer, I alluded to a little filming we were planning to do. I’m very excited to finally be able to tell you all about this project! This past July I had the pleasure of working with a team …

introducing the sleepover pajamas sewing pattern

When we released our first pajama pattern, early in the life of Oliver + S, we had no idea how popular it would be. I wasn’t familiar with the tradition of making and giving pajamas for Christmas. But it makes …

more after-school

Here are some photos of the After-School Shirt + Pants made by our testers. I know you like to see lots of versions of the patterns to help you get fabric ideas for your own sewing, so thanks again, testers! …

introducing the after-school shirt + pants sewing pattern

We’ve done a lot of patterns for dresses over the years, but not a lot of pants for girls. I was thinking specifically of the girls when I designed this style, but some of you have correctly pointed out that …

more apple-picking

I know many of you love getting to see our sewing patterns made up in different fabrics to help you imagine which fabrics you’ll choose for your sewing projects. So here are some additional views of the Apple-Picking Dress made …

“little things” in the news

The Associate Press just put out a lovely piece about Little Things to Sew. The article was written by Holly Ramer and includes this cute photo of a little girl wearing the Reversible Bucket Hat. Your local newspaper may have …

introducing the apple-picking dress sewing pattern

Like many of our patterns, this dress has been wandering around in the back of my mind and on the pages of my sketchbooks for quite a while. This season it finally makes its debut. I love the look of …