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ask us

During the month of January, we’re giving you the opportunity to ask Oliver + S a question. Any question. Since we opened up our Formspring page for questions, we’ve fielded over 30 excellent inquiries on topics ranging from how to …

small but mighty

Not only an apt description of Cloth and Bobbin, in lovely Narberth, PA, but this phrase potentially describes the School Days raincoat I’m about to make during our workshop tomorrow. This Amy Butler print is not exactly small, with bright …

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The best passive aggressive fridge notes of last year: Passive Aggressive Notes The cutest things of last year: Cute Overload Interesting piece on copyright and ethical dressmaking: The Sewing Academy We’re totally doing this at our house: Cakies If we …

free shipping through January 22

How about some inspiration to start a couple sewing projects this new year? From now through January 22, order two or more patterns on the Oliver + S website and shipping to addresses in the United States and Canada is …

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How a fabric collection is created and produced: Moda Sewing industry best of the decade list: Sew Mama Sew Mornings just aren’t the same without Carl: NPR Fabulous elephant tea packaging on one of our favorite inspirational blogs: Lovely PackageFinding …

notches: special new year’s edition

Happy New Year, ABBA style: YouTube This year’s ball drop in Times Square (“Blah, blah, blah. Move it along Coops.”): CNN via Mediaite New Year’s Eve at Studio 54, 1978: MoMA No New Year’s resolution yet? No worries thanks to …

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Animals in utero: io9 Guerrilla handbell strikeforce: Improv Everywhere Surfboards? Yes, surfboards!: Heather Ross Thank goodness we can stitch directly from point A to point B–unlike how you must drive in Boston: Cartogrammar Japanese design principles: Swissmiss

cooking and stitching

When I first started cooking with Alice Waters’ book, The Art of Simple Food, I couldn’t quite put my finger on why I loved the book so much. But it started me making souffles and simple salads in a way …

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Quality, not luxury: W Santas, Santas, Santas: On the Street, The New York Times This should be hanging above everyone’s sewing machine: The Blue Gardenia Today’s moment of cute; a baby hedgehog!: Pixdaus

field testing the school days jacket

Remember that wool-cashmere blend School Days Jacket? We had the chance to do some serious field testing on it yesterday. It passed all our tests with flying colors. See disdressed for the full visual recap.

inspiring books

Several people have asked about the books we presented during last Saturday’s Crafternoon at the New York Public Library. Jessica Pigza, our wonderful sewing librarian who organized the event, has posted a summary with catalog links to many of the …