Oliver + S

wool options for the school days coat

As you’re planning your fall sewing, here are a few additional ideas for you. Many of you have been asking about wool fabrics for the School Days Jacket and Coat. If you don’t have a great neighborhood fabric store (and …

laminated fabrics

Update: I’ve just been alerted to some terrific laminates at Superbuzzy as well, in case you needed a little more inspiration… I’m so excited about this post. I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting the release of the …

new patterns now available

The wait is over! Our two new styles–the School Days Jacket and Coat and the Jump Rope Dress–are now available for purchase on our website. The positive responses are already coming in. The School Days Jacket and Coat is the …

meet pearl

Every kid needs a pet, right? Even paper doll kids need a pet. So this season the Oliver + S paper dolls have adopted a new friend. Here’s Pearl. Pearl is a dachshund. We’re not sure if Pearl is a …

new fall patterns: school days jacket, winter coat version

In my last post I introduced the School Days raincoat. In this post I’ll to highlight the versatility of this pattern’s features and how you can use them to make a true three-season, cold-weather jacket. The multi-season versatility comes from …

new fall patterns: school days jacket, raincoat version

Our new School Days Jacket and Coat can be made in multiple ways: as a lined raincoat, as a fall jacket, and as an insulated winter coat with a removable quilted lining. The lining even has options. You can make …

new fall patterns: jump rope dress, view B

In my last post, I previewed View A of the Jump Rope Dress. Now it’s time for the second version of the pattern, View B. This version is a simple, clean A-line dress with a hem that hits at or …

new fall patterns: jump rope dress, view A

Our in-house model is outside enjoying the sprinklers at the playground, so Pedal (as S has named her, presumably because she has a pedal to raise her up and down) has stepped in to help introduce View A of the …

scheduled website downtime

Due to a scheduled server migration, the Oliver + S website will be unavailable for between 12 and 24 hours starting at approximately 8:00PM ET on Tuesday, August 25. Update 08/27/2009, 7:00AM ET: The website is back up, but the …

principles of fabric selection: be eclectic

Fabrics within a collection are made to coordinate with each other. But who said you have to stick within a collection and follow someone else’s creative vision when you’re selecting multiple fabrics for a garment? I think it’s fun to …

popover sundress: free downloadable pattern

We initially developed the Popover Sundress for Issue 6 of Sew Hip, the British sewing magazine. Now you can download it for free! Great for pursuing all sorts of naturalist adventures, or just spending a lazy summer day enjoying the …

fall 2009 pattern preview

It’s finally time to take the wraps off what we’ve been working on in the studio for the last several months and give you a preview of our new fall patterns. This season we’re releasing a cute little shirtwaist dress …