Oliver + S

her new winter coat

A few weeks ago on my personal blog, I posted about going fabric shopping for S’s new winter coat? Well, while at Mood I fell in love with this amazing navy blue wool-cashmere blend. It was $40 a yard, but …

free holiday mitten ornament

At this time last year, we published a free downloadable pattern for a mitten ornament that can be used either on the Christmas tree or to make a non-traditional advent calendar. Here’s the post from last year where you can …

modern women of sewing at the new york public library

With tongue placed firmly in cheek, here’s the flier (designed by Heather Ross) for next month’s Modern Women of Sewing event at the New York Public Library. We hope to see you there. Bonus points will be awarded to anyone …

boutique sewer profile: Meg Lineberger

We’re pleased to continue our series of posts highlighting participants in the Boutique Sewer Program by sharing a recent discussion with Meg Lineberger from Durham, NC. Meg sells her work through her boutique sewing business, Nora’s Room, which is named …

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).