Oliver + S

new fall patterns: school days jacket, winter coat version

In my last post I introduced the School Days raincoat. In this post I’ll to highlight the versatility of this pattern’s features and how you can use them to make a true three-season, cold-weather jacket. The multi-season versatility comes from …

new fall patterns: school days jacket, raincoat version

Our new School Days Jacket and Coat can be made in multiple ways: as a lined raincoat, as a fall jacket, and as an insulated winter coat with a removable quilted lining. The lining even has options. You can make …

new fall patterns: jump rope dress, view B

In my last post, I previewed View A of the Jump Rope Dress. Now it’s time for the second version of the pattern, View B. This version is a simple, clean A-line dress with a hem that hits at or …

new fall patterns: jump rope dress, view A

Our in-house model is outside enjoying the sprinklers at the playground, so Pedal (as S has named her, presumably because she has a pedal to raise her up and down) has stepped in to help introduce View A of the …

scheduled website downtime

Due to a scheduled server migration, the Oliver + S website will be unavailable for between 12 and 24 hours starting at approximately 8:00PM ET on Tuesday, August 25. Update 08/27/2009, 7:00AM ET: The website is back up, but the …

principles of fabric selection: be eclectic

Fabrics within a collection are made to coordinate with each other. But who said you have to stick within a collection and follow someone else’s creative vision when you’re selecting multiple fabrics for a garment? I think it’s fun to …

popover sundress: free downloadable pattern

We initially developed the Popover Sundress for Issue 6 of Sew Hip, the British sewing magazine. Now you can download it for free! Great for pursuing all sorts of naturalist adventures, or just spending a lazy summer day enjoying the …

fall 2009 pattern preview

It’s finally time to take the wraps off what we’ve been working on in the studio for the last several months and give you a preview of our new fall patterns. This season we’re releasing a cute little shirtwaist dress …

august teaser

August, people say, is usually a slow month. Not so at Oliver + S. Here’s a preview of what will be showing up here over the next few weeks: More posts in the principles of fabric selection series A special …

excellent question

Regarding our last post about the principles of fabric selection, one commenter asked an excellent question: “In all of the examples you’ve chosen, the solid is at the top and the print is on the bottom. Do you think it’s …

double gauze

Have you caught all the excitement about double gauze yet? I think it’s a great summer fabric. We used it for our Popover Sundress pattern in Sew Hip magazine a couple of months ago, and I just finished making these …