Oliver + S

special “thanks for your patience” discount

Last week we ran an upgrade to our server. It was supposed to go off without a hitch, but they never do, do they? As a result, our shopping cart was acting funky for a few days. We’re happy to …

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Will you find one of the treasures in your neighborhood? Mighty Girl If there’s already Spanglish, why not Chinglish too: The New York Times What sewing machines and pre-paid cell phones have in common: Harvard Business Review Gummi bear surgery: …

petroleum-based manufactured fibers at BurdaStyle

Are you sick of all this fabric-geek-tech stuff yet, or are you enjoying the real nitty-gritty of how fabric is made? I have a new post on the BurdaStyle blog this month covering manufactured fibers like polyester, nylon, spandex, and …

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It’s always fun to get a peek into a designer’s process: Tula Pink, via True Up How to convert a pattern into a downloadable pdf: BurdaStyle I really need to get myself a subscriptions to Uppercase Photos of the volcano …

announcing our new City Weekend fabric collection for Moda

We are very pleased to announce the first Oliver + S fabric collection, City Weekend, produced by Moda. Here’s a preview for you. City Weekend debuts next month at Quilt Market, where fabric store buyers place orders for the following …

french seams

French seams give the wrong side of a garment a clean, finished appearance. This is an especially useful finish for very lightweight or sheer fabrics where a zigzagged or serged seam allowance might be visible. But it can also help …

ruffled halter pattern in Stitch

We’re pleased to announce that the Spring, 2010, issue of Stitch features an exclusive, new Oliver + S pattern: the Ruffled Halter. The issue also features a profile piece on Oliver + S written by Anne Merrow, who spent a …

swingset tunic and skirt class

What are you to do if you’re in New York (Fort Green Brooklyn, specifically) and you’re looking for some help and camaraderie while you sew our Swingset Tunic and Skirt pattern this spring? You register for the upcoming class at …

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Video interview with Valerie Steele, the director and curator of the Museum at FIT: Italian Vogue Taking this advice to heart, especially when using a rotary cutter: Radiolab Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water, in Legos: Apartment Therapy Keds, with unicorns: …

last call for puppet show and bubble dress

We wanted to give you fair warning that the Puppet Show Tunic + Shorts and the Bubble Dress, both in size 2T-5, will only be available for a limited time. If you’ve always wanted one of these patterns for your …

spring and summer trunk show

Each season we put together a trunk show of new and recent styles made up in current fabrics and tour the show to select shops that carry Oliver + S patterns. This season’s trunk show features items from our Spring …

pattern development

By the time we’ve finished developing each collection of sewing patterns, we always have a large stack of toiles (or muslins) to show for our efforts in addition to the nice finished samples we photograph and display. Toiles are the …