Oliver + S

we’re moving!

Don’t you just love Google Maps? The concept is so amazing; you can zoom right in on nearly any location you like and see a satellite photo with unbelievable clarity. Yesterday morning I plugged in the address of the new …

lazy days on flickr

Have you seen all the wonderful Lazy Days Skirts that are showing up in the Flickr group? Lots of great fabric and ribbon combinations, and some really adorable little girls enjoying their new skirts.

fall

Yes, it’s up. My goodness, what a nice reception the fall line is getting! The infamous S and I will be busy filling orders tomorrow while Megan takes a much-deserved break. I’m glad you’re keeping us so busy. Thank you! …

autumn rituals: fall patterns are here!

I was chatting with Grandma and a friend of hers the other afternoon. We were talking about sewing and children’s clothing (of course), and Grandma’s friend was reminiscing about her childhood. Back then, every department store had a yard goods …

tea party silk dresses

For those of you who were interested, the silk Tea Party dresses are now listed on ebay here and here. Cheers!

lazy days skirt free pattern

August is meant for relaxing and hanging out on the porch. At least, that’s what we had in mind for this skirt. It’s about as easy to sew as a skirt can be, since it’s made from a single width …

blindstitch and catchstitch

I mentioned in last week’s hem facing tutorial that I like to use a blindstitch for nearly invisible hems. It’s an easy stitch to do and looks neat from the inside of the garment as well as the outside. Here …

doll clothes

So this is Harriet. We didn’t play with her when we were little, but I don’t think it’s because Mom wouldn’t let us; I think that, knowing she was the only doll my Grandma saved for Mom, we respected her …

hem facing

Many Oliver + S patterns make use of our signature hem facing. Here’s a photo tutorial for how to sew it.

fall trunk show

We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the fall patterns in just a couple of weeks, and in the meantime we’ve been pulling together our fall trunk show, which will be making its way around the country to show off the …

dress-up

Update: the dresses are now listed on ebay here and here. Happy bidding! It’s windy here at the lake, where we’re enjoying a little time with family before the arrival of the fall collection in two or three weeks. In …

Alabama Tea Party

A few months ago, I wrote a post about Natalie Chanin’s Alabama Stitch Book on my personal blog. I adore Natalie’s work, her book, and her sustainable approach to clothing and design. Following my post, I received a very kind …