Oliver + S

ready for the social

Are you participating in the Ice Cream Social? It just so happens that I’ve been sewing Ice Cream Dresses in my free time lately, too. This is the first of two versions I made over the weekend. I blogged about …

join the ice cream social

Planning to sew an Ice Cream Dress this summer? Why not join the global group of seamstresses who are participating in this month’s Ice Cream Dress sew along. Hosted by Amy of Badskirt in Australia, the sew along promises to …

upcoming stops for our spring and summer trunk show

Since it hit the road in April, our spring and summer trunk show has made stops from Vancouver to Philadelphia. It’s now heading back across the continent to do another west-to-east cycle. The show features items from our Spring and …

notches, fashion-related exhibition edition

Here are some fashion-related exhibits to keep us busy during the summer months: Diane Savona’s Closet Archaeology exhibit: via the Textile Blog American Woman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art And its sister exhibition, American High Style: Fashioning a National …

notches

Why having a toddler is like being at a frat party: Suburban Snapshots A little bit of tennis magic: YouTube How they turn the lights on each morning at the Museum of Modern Art: YouTube Please stay in your assigned …

pinking finished seams

Here’s how to finish your seams using pinking. It’s a quick and easy way to achieve a nice finish.

straight-stitch seam finishing

A finished seam is a technique used to secure the raw edge of the fabric exposed within the seam allowance. Finishing seams provides stability to the seam and overall garment, prevents unraveling, while also making a hand-made garment look professional. …

upcoming seam finishing tutorials

I’m pleased to announce that April Henry will be joining us as an occasional guest blogger focusing on interesting sewing techniques you can use to make your Oliver + S garments even more special. April’s business, April 1930’s, centers on …

city weekend jelly roll giveaway

John of Fat Quarterly is running a giveaway right now that may be of interest to Oliver + S readers. One lucky winner will receive a City Weekend jelly roll. The contest runs through June 13, so be sure to …

notches

Inspired to read on-line magazines? Here’s a list: Decor8 Drooling over this beautiful sewing kit: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe Such a beautiful party: LMNOP Chloe Sevigny takes you on a walk through New York’s East Village and visits …

ruffled halter: free downloadable pattern

We initially developed the Ruffled Halter pattern for the Spring 2010 issue of Stitch magazine. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Stitch editorial team, we’re able to offer it to you here as a free download. This pattern is …

looking around at Quilt Market

When you exhibit at Quilt Market, it can be difficult to get away from the booth to see the rest of the show. This year I took a quick tour of the floor early one morning so I would have …