Oliver + S

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 …

as seen in New York

Boutique sewers, here’s your chance to use those labels! We’ve lined up two shops here in Manhattan, two sweet little boutiques that want to carry Oliver + S handmade clothing. If you’d like to lay claim to selling your sewn …

the boutique sewer program launches at last!

During the three years that I’ve written a blog, I’ve really come to love the crafting community. There are so many wonderfully creative people out there with so many ideas and skills, and they all seem to be the nicest, …

oh yes

I gave you a Before teaser and then never posted the After photos! So sorry. Actually, I’ve been procrastinating because my photos didn’t turn out very well and I was secretly hoping they would miraculously improve if I let them …

fall preview

Meet Oliver. We needed a boy around here, didn’t we? This fall when the evenings start to cool down, Oliver and his friend, S, will both be sporting easy-to-sew, kimono-inspired pajamas. During the day, Oliver and S can both wear …

boutique sewing program

We know many of you have been waiting patiently for more information on the Oliver + S boutique sewing program (mentioned in our FAQ), which will be the first of its kind in the industry. Please hold on just a …

where I’ve been for weeks now, in spirit

Here we are in Portland, Oregon, preparing for the spring International Quilt Market, which begins this Friday. Market is an enormous trade show for quilt and fabric stores, where new products like fabrics and patterns are shown and available for …

sort of like this

A seersucker Tea Party Playsuit with feedsack piping and lining and vintage buttons, hanging from a vintage-inspired rack. A fun way to display the finished garment at a shop or at home, right? The Playsuit has gotten short shrift in …

showing off

So you’ve finished sewing an Oliver + S pattern and want to show off your work? Well first of all, post it to the Flickr group! But here’s another idea for displaying finished garment (aside from on a child, that …

puppet show tunic: little details

The Puppet Show Tunic has lots of little details that make it different from most children’s clothing you see in stores. At first, this pattern had a gathered skirt. But as I pushed the design a bit (nothing like the …

puppet show shorts

This may very well be my favorite piece in our first collection. I designed these shorts for Tsia (aka “S”) last year, and she wore the prototype all summer long. They looked so cute that I knew they had to …

pressing things

What? You mean that you don’t take your ironing board outside on nice spring days? I don’t usually either, but I’ve really been tempted with all this lovely weather we’re having. Really, I just wanted to show you a few …