Oliver + S

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 …

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 …