Oliver + S

out and about

If you live in the vicinity of Madison, WI (my home town!), come join me on September 1 at Gayfeather Fabrics, 1521 Williamson St., at 2:00 PM for a little presentation about Oliver + S. I’ll bring some samples made from …

introducing the hopscotch skirt sewing pattern

You’re going to ask for this pattern in adult sizes, I already know. The skirt half of the Hopscotch pattern (I’ll publish a post next week on the knit top and dress pieces included in this pattern) is designed for …

introducing the music box jumper sewing pattern

The Music Box Jumper is a very easy pattern (one of the easiest Oliver + S patterns ever written!) that comes together quickly and offers lots of versatility and plenty of options. We designed it with the beginning seamstress in …

vermont sewing weekend #2

Goodness, that last Vermont post was long! Sorry. I’ll try to make this one a little bit shorter. But I’ve got lots of photos to show you. This is Joni. Her husband drove with her from Kentucky to Vermont and …

back to school at the sew, mama, sew! blog

In case you haven’t seen it yet, I wanted to let you know about a special guest post I wrote for Sew, Mama, Sew!’s Back to School series. This post focuses on sewing school uniforms with Oliver + S patterns. …

vermont sewing weekends

Where do I begin to summarize our August adventures in lovely Vermont? Maybe with this photo, which actually has very little to do with sewing but everything to do with the level of fun we had during this trip: If …

introducing the school photo dress sewing pattern

There are certain days of the year where a little girl needs to look her best. Like the day when school photos are taken. This is the dress for those days. This versatile pattern includes all the great details you …

fall 2010 pattern preview

It’s finally time to take the wraps off our new fall patterns and give you a preview of them. This season, we are releasing four new patterns: two dresses, one skirt and top (with a dress option), and one unisex …

popover doll dress: free downloadable pattern

At this time last year, we released our Popover Sundress sewing pattern as a free download. Shortly after that, S asked me to make a Popover Sundress for her favorite doll, Samantha, to match a dress that she was wearing …

notches

Strange cargo at Kennedy Airport: New York Times Owner of CityCraft in Dallas named one of America’s coolest young entrepreneurs (congratulations, Callie!): Inc. A great video prank using two sets of identical twins: YouTube You’ve got to have a very …

selecting prints for adults

If you sew for yourself, you may have read our Principles of Fabric Selection series and wondered how they apply to your own sewing. Here’s a quick answer. Our most recent guest post for the Burda Style blog talks about using …

drawn

Back in design school, one of our best professors frequently gave our class the assignment to go home and each sketch 50 dress concepts before class the next day. To come up with that many unique ideas in one evening, …