Oliver + S

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 …

introducing our seams, closures + hems dvd

I’m happy to let you know that Seams, Closures + Hems, the second of the two DVDs I filmed with Interweave this summer, is now available for purchase. This new video is intended as a companion to the first, Apparel Sewing …

modern workshop fabric pack sale

For the next two weeks (through October 11, 2011), we’re offering a 40% discount on our Modern Workshop fabric packs.   To receive the discount, use coupon code MW40 at checkout. Please note that supplies are limited, and the discount …

details: bias binding

I was on my way to a presentation in Midtown yesterday morning and ended up chasing down a man ahead of me. I was curious about his raincoat, which it looked like he was wearing inside out, and I just …

details: running stitch

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the little things that make a garment special. A running stitch is an easy hand-stitched detail that can be added to a collar, a placket, a side seam or hem or lots of …

moda’s country fair blog hop

Welcome to the Oliver + S stop on the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop.     I’m Liesl Gibson, designer of the Oliver + S line of fabrics for Moda and Oliver +S sewing patterns for children’s clothing. My next …

come to the makerie

I love teaching, but because I have so many other commitments in my schedule these days I don’t get to teach as much as I would like to. That’s one of the reasons I decided to do the DVD series …