Oliver + S

harvest dress

I always have a difficult time letting go of Thanksgiving and moving into Christmas. Maybe it’s something about the family-oriented reflection of Thanksgiving versus the consumer pressure that seems to preceed Christmas (can you tell which holiday is my favorite?). …

Boersma’s

Located in historic downtown McMinnville, Oregon, Boersma’s Sewing Center offers a tremendous range of products and services, from sewing and knitting supplies to long-arm quilting machines for rent and sewing classes of all sorts.Because the store is located in a …

at last!

When we moved into our new studio space in early September, I knew almost immediately how I wanted to use the space. But it took a lot longer than that to bring it all together. Now, at long last, we’re …

vintage buttons

My favorite buttons are the really old ones that, if you’re lucky, you might find at the bottom of your button bin. They’re made of real shell, with chips and discolorations and irregularities. I love the patina that they’ve developed …

those fabrics

Since you asked, here are details on the fabrics we used for the spring samples. We’ve had the great pleasure of partnering with the Japanese fabric company Lecien, who supplied all our fabrics for the show. Lecien makes adorable prints, …

spring 2009

Well, hi there! We’re back from Houston, and I have photos to share. We debuted two new patterns at Quilt Market this fall. Both will be ready in March, and I’m really excited about them. The first one, the Sailboat …

back to school

I’m so excited to have been asked by our top distributor, Brewer, to give a talk at the School House Series at Quilt Market this year. My presentation, “Oliver + S: more than just paper dolls,” will be held at …

tips for flannel

This post from the Superbuzzy blog gives some great tips on pre-shrinking flannel before sewing it. I’m about to try it for Dr. S’s winter Bedtime Story pjs, which will look exactly like these from our fall trunk show. She …

happy accidents

Sometimes accidents turn out to be not so bad.

interview with dan andreasen, continued

Dan Andreasen illustrates the Oliver + S paper dolls. We were able to speak with him recently about his background and some of his most enjoyable recent projects. (Part 1 of the interview can be found here.) What do you …

oliver + s garments

A few months ago when we first launched the Boutique Sewer Program, we promised we would be working to support the participants of the program. We want to build a community, linking seamstresses with customers who want to purchase handmade …