Oliver + S

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 …

introducing our fall + winter 2011 sewing patterns

It’s finally time to take the wraps off our new fall + winter pattern collection. This season, we are releasing three new patterns: two outfits for girls and a unisex pajama set. So, without further ado, here we go. The …

modern tote

To make this tote, I selected these prints from Modern Workshop because I thought the saturated colors, combined with the chocolate brown, make a nice transitional palette as we start to think about fall. But it still looks pretty OK …

summer sewing

Usually I try to check in on the Oliver + S Flickr group every couple of days. It’s always amazing to me how many new photos show up, because you’re a prolific group of sewists! I’ve been traveling for the …

our summer sale is on

For the next week, you’ll receive 20% off your order when you purchase any Oliver + S products (patterns, Modern Workshop fabric packs, even the book) from our website. Use coupon code SUMMER2011 when checking out to receive your discount. …

apron and helper

Now that school is out for the summer, S is keeping busy for a couple of weeks with play dates and her summer reading list before she gets on a plane to spend time at the lake with her grandparents. …

details: colored thread

Here’s a cute detail to consider in your own sewing. Each button on this blouse was sewn using a different thread color. This would be especially effective on a neutral-colored print (like the blouse shown) or on a solid color. …

modern workshop on Flickr

With all the excitement around here this spring, I neglected to tell you that there is a Modern Workshop Flickr group for the collection. I would be thrilled if you would add your photos. After all, the best part about …

going out of print announcement

Every so often, we make an announcement about our children’s sewing patterns that are due to go out of print. It’s been a while since we’ve done that, so here are our current plans. Over coming months, we will be …

a little help from our friends

If you follow Oliver + S on Facebook, you’ve already seen photos of our booth from Quilt Market. I thought it might be fun to tell you how the booth came together this time. We’ve always done a small booth …

“stitch home alabama” fundraiser for tornado relief efforts

Angel and Jenny from Stumbles and Stitches are holding an on-line fund-raising raffle to support relief efforts for the devastating tornadoes that recently ravaged several states in the southern United States. For every $10 donated to The Salvation Army Emergency …

hugs & kisses from jaybird quilts

Isn’t this a pretty quilt? It’s the new Hugs & Kisses quilt pattern from Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. The cover image for the pattern features the latest Oliver + S fabric collection, Modern Workshop. Click here to see where …