Oliver + S

cellulosic fibers

Did you know that many of the non-natural fabrics we use (think Rayon and Tencel, among others) are actually created from natural fibers? And did you know that bamboo fabric, which is all the rage now, is actually a manufactured, …

sketchbook shirt

I don’t want to tease you for too much longer. The new patterns are coming soon, really soon. They will be available on the website and will start shipping next Monday, April 5. Bear with me for one more short …

notches

Inspiration to read together: New York Times How long until I can get my hands on Photoshop’s new content-aware fill?: YouTube Did you know you can burn diamonds?: PopSci Selfish Seamstress haiku products to benefit cancer research (but wait, that’s …

dress your browser in Oliver + S

Attention Firefox users. You already dress your kids in Oliver + S designs. Now you can dress your browser in Oliver + S too. We’ve recently released our first two Firefox personas. One features Pearl, our spool dog. The other …

music class skirt

I’m really excited about this simple skirt. It looks far more impressive and difficult to make than it actually is. Believe it or not, it’s a completely appropriate project for a beginner to take on. The skirt doesn’t have side …

music class blouse

Pintucks add wonderful style to a garment. They always look impressive and complicated but are actually quite easy to sew. With just a few on the Music Class blouse, you’ll get an impressive result without being overwhelmed with the minutiae …

pearl is back

Remember our friend Pearl from last fall? We’re happy to announce that Pearl is back! Starting today, and while supplies last, all website orders for Oliver + S patterns will again ship with a complimentary copy of the Pearl spool …

playdate dress pattern close out sale

We’re down to the last few copies of our Playdate Dress pattern, and we want you to be able to pick up a copy before it goes out of print. While supplies last,  take 50% off this pattern at checkout. …

ice cream dress, views B and C

I introduced View A of the Ice Cream Dress in my last post, and I talked about some of its features. In this post I want to show you some of the other options included in the pattern. View B …

yardage requirements for spring 2010 patterns

We’ve had several requests for yardage requirements for the new patterns. In response, we’ve posted them in the discussion forums. Here are the links: Ice Cream Dress Music Class Blouse + Skirt Sketchbook Shirt + Shorts Happy fabric shopping!

spring trunk show

A quick note for our wholesale customers. We’ll have a five-item trunk show featuring our newest styles available this spring and summer. If you’re interested in hosting the show in your shop, please contact us at information@oliverands.com to arrange a …

ice cream dress, view A

Last year my Grandma sent me a copy of Needlecraft magazine from 1925. In it I saw illustrations of very simple children’s kimonos, and it occurred to me that it was time for these darling little “frocks” to make a …