Oliver + S

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 …

so happy!

You know what just totally makes my day? To see photos like this on the Oliver + S Flickr group. How thrilled do these little girls look with their new, matching Bubble Dresses? I mean, someone just made two little …

love Liberty

Liberty fabrics are all the rage these days, not just among crafters, but also in the fashion industry. All the top magazines seem to be featuring Liberty prints, as you can see from these tearsheets I’ve collected over the past …

g’day, Australia!

We were rather excited to learn that our new friends at J. Leutenegger, our exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand, decided to reproduce our booth at their quilt market, held last weekend near Sydney. And they did a bang-up …