Category Archives: Oliver + S

I finished up some Market and custom projects recently which freed up some time for making the kids some clothing. They keep growing taller (why do they do this?) and I try to keep up. I ordered a bunch of fabric a while back and assembling patterns when I had some time.  The top I’m […]

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  • Your daughter’s dress is adorable! I love that poplin and what a great idea to line it in a cotton batiste! I always forget about batiste when I planning a lining but it is the best for it’s lightness and breath-ability.ReplyCancel

I like to have a plan when I make. I like to set realistic goals, and ideally, I like to cut and use my fabric before it ever reaches the shelf. Of course, that sort of goes out the window when I way overestimate my time management abilities and forget to account for the unexpected […]

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  • Layla’s dress is so beautiful! From the trim to those perfect matching “mustard” buttons to that GLORIOUS Liberty print – great length and fit. I’m not surprised she’s happy to announce, “My mom made it for me”. I would be proud to be able to say that too :)ReplyCancel

I think we can all relate the life things not going as we hope, plan, or expect. I suppose looking at it optimistically, one would point out that the unexpected things are what make life interesting and help us to grow. I didn’t plan to ever spend eight weeks apart from my best friend and […]

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  • Cynthia Palm

    Great post, Mere! The dress is darling, and it’s great that you have a open heart to hear your daughter, even after you went through the time, energy and cost to make it. I appreciate and am personally encouraged in my own motherhood by your candor.ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    I love this post. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the best lessons in life are often learned the hard way…so thank you for the reminder!ReplyCancel

  • I am very encouraged by your post. I am just getting ready to make my first blog post. During the sermon on Sunday a very important point was made: “Flaunt your imperfections” None of us are perfect!ReplyCancel

Last weekend we attended the first birthday party for a daughter of a friend. I suggested I make her a dress and Justin quickly agreed, but said he would like to choose the fabric so he could say he had some involvement. I think he has great taste, so I was thrilled he offered his […]

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  • that is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    That is beautiful! The fabric is perfect for the dress.
    I love the Oliver + S bubble dress. My daughter has one more year before she sizes out of it – I will have to make her at least one more! I might try adding the flat piping like you did, that is a nice detail.ReplyCancel

Remember this dress I made for Layla? Well I made a coordinating shirt and bow tie for Wallace using the Fresh Catch print from Hawthorne Threads’ Riviera collection.    I’m glad to finally post about it because it was at one point the post that wasn’t meant to be. These pictures are the result of […]

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  • Enid

    Is there a tutorial on how you sewed this cute shirt? I’m a quilter and not a clothes sewer. ThanksReplyCancel

    • I used the Sketchbook Shirt pattern from Oliver + S. I learned to see garments with their patterns. They are very clear and easy to understand. They are an awesome way to learn about sewing garments. ReplyCancel

  • so stinkin’ cute!!ReplyCancel