Oliver + S

cape ann quilts

Now that Cape Ann is finally showing up in stores, here are a few quilts made from the collection. First up is the quilt we designed specifically for the fabrics. When I went to the Moda website to find the …

happy friday

The work week is almost over (I guess it already is over for those of you lucky enough to have Veterans Day off here in the US), so I thought I would share a couple end-of-the-week laughs. Last night we …

details: piping

I’ve been thinking a lot about piping this week. Not for any particular reason except that it somehow entered my mind that I’d like to add piping to the seam of the School Photo Dress. And when I did a …

project HOPE art homemade dress drive

Back in August, we were contacted by Kathy Barbro of an organization called Project HOPE Art. The group is devoted to providing ongoing assistance for victims of last year’s horrific earthquake in Haiti. The group was kicking off a new …

sew it all tv

Last spring I had the pleasure of traveling to Colorado to film an episode of Sew It All TV with host Ellen March. Ellen was pregnant at the time, so she was interested in sewing a project for children. We …

join me in welcoming Tricia Waddell

Over the years I’ve done a few projects with Stitch magazine. That’s where our free Ruffled Halter pattern originally appeared, and most recently I filmed my two instructional videos with the team from Stitch. There are two reasons why it’s …

introducing cape ann

It’s finally time to introduce my newest fabric collection for Moda, Cape Ann! I’m very excited to share these fabrics with you. Over the past few months you may have seen images of some of the prints, especially when we …

modern workshop final clearance

The next Oliver + S fabric collection, Cape Ann, begins shipping from Moda today. That means it’s time for us to close out the Modern Workshop fabric packs that we have in stock.   So from now through October 31, …

generational attitudes toward sewing

A little while ago on the Oliver + S discussion forums, one of the members introduced a topic that I thought was very interesting and timely. She mentioned that she had been doing some research on her family and had …

puppet show: our first digital pattern

We’ve heard your cries for help! Many of you have been searching for the long out-of-print Puppet Show Tunic, Dress + Shorts, and we’ve decided to use this as an opportunity to produce our first PDF pattern. The Puppet Show …