Oliver + S

customized: family reunion dress

I always love to see what you do with our sewing patterns, and it’s especially fun to see how you customize them to make them your own. Here is an excellent example. This gorgeous Family Reunion Dress was sewn by …

welcome to the new oliver + s

If you’re viewing this blog post in an RSS reader, you might want to click through to visit our website. What you’ll find there is completely new. We have redesigned and rebuilt the website from the ground up to make …

sewing party for Project Hope

We’ve been so inspired by the work of Project Hope and by the many dresses that have been made and donated to the orphanages of Haiti through their efforts. We thought it would be fun to bring people together for …

it was the 70’s

You know how you can look back at photos from the 1950’s or the 1980’s and just tell from a glance when they were taken? I mean, tiny waists and bullet bras are an easy indicator of the New Look …

class picnic blouse as dress

Over at Lisette the other day I posted an introduction to one of our newest spring patterns, the Souvenir Dress. And I talked about how it was actually inspired by the Class Picnic Blouse. While I was sewing my dress …

introducing the ladies’ stitching club

It’s been such a busy week that I was beginning to think the only chance I’d have to introduce you to my next Oliver + S fabric collection (like I promised on Twitter the other day) would be by taking …

spring in their step

I’ve been a little obsessed with spring shoes the past couple of weeks. It has a lot to do with photo shoots and the upcoming spring patterns, but I admit it: I love shoes! My own small closet will attest …

meet me at the sewing and stitchery expo

On Thursday, March 1, I’ll be in Puyallup, Washington, for Sewing and Stitching Expo promoting my women’s brand, Lisette. Simplicity has declared the day “Lisette Day,” and I’ll be at the Simplicity booth greeting visitors and showing off the new  Spring …

april at the makerie

Last spring I made a trip to Colorado to tape a TV show, visit my sister and her family, and do a little book-signing at Fancy Tiger. My sister and mom had told me about how great Fancy Tiger was, …

project HOPE art homemade dress drive, february update

In recent months we’ve given a few updates on progress being made by Project HOPE Art and their handmade dress drive. As of our most recent update last October, the group had received 143 Popover Sundresses to deliver to orphanages …

it’s February, which means it’s Little Town month

Jessica over at A Little Gray has been hosting a year-long sew-along for Little Things to Sew. She’s been posting lovely tutorials for the selected project each month. If you’ve been interested in sewing projects from our book, you might …

our newest digital patterns

Back in October, after many requests and much consideration, we decided to do a little test. We re-released our out-of-print Puppet Show pattern as the first Oliver + S digital download. Your response was so positive that we released a …