Oliver + S

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 …

dressy ice cream dress

Here is a little additional inspiration for you now that the spring patterns have been released. Two days a week, we have the pleasure of working with Giulia, who lends her expertise to our sewing patterns and to some other …

new spring patterns now available!

We’re pleased to announce that our new Spring 2010 styles are now available for purchase on our website. View each style’s pattern page to place your order: Music Class Blouse and Skirt Sketchbook Shirt and Shorts Ice Cream Dress Happy …

sketchbook shorts

Many of you have requested a pattern for boy’s shorts. I wanted to give you something that would be easy enough for a beginner to sew but would look impressive. The shorts pattern included with the Sketchbook Shirt + Shorts …

cellulosic fibers

Did you know that many of the non-natural fabrics we use (think Rayon and Tencel, among others) are actually created from natural fibers? And did you know that bamboo fabric, which is all the rage now, is actually a manufactured, …

sketchbook shirt

I don’t want to tease you for too much longer. The new patterns are coming soon, really soon. They will be available on the website and will start shipping next Monday, April 5. Bear with me for one more short …

notches

Inspiration to read together: New York Times How long until I can get my hands on Photoshop’s new content-aware fill?: YouTube Did you know you can burn diamonds?: PopSci Selfish Seamstress haiku products to benefit cancer research (but wait, that’s …

dress your browser in Oliver + S

Attention Firefox users. You already dress your kids in Oliver + S designs. Now you can dress your browser in Oliver + S too. We’ve recently released our first two Firefox personas. One features Pearl, our spool dog. The other …

music class skirt

I’m really excited about this simple skirt. It looks far more impressive and difficult to make than it actually is. Believe it or not, it’s a completely appropriate project for a beginner to take on. The skirt doesn’t have side …

music class blouse

Pintucks add wonderful style to a garment. They always look impressive and complicated but are actually quite easy to sew. With just a few on the Music Class blouse, you’ll get an impressive result without being overwhelmed with the minutiae …

pearl is back

Remember our friend Pearl from last fall? We’re happy to announce that Pearl is back! Starting today, and while supplies last, all website orders for Oliver + S patterns will again ship with a complimentary copy of the Pearl spool …