Welcome to giveaway week! This week is full of so many wonderful things! I’m excited to introduced you to new shops and visit old favorites as well. Plus everyday there will be fantastic prizes to win!
Let’s start with everyone’s favorite, Oliver + S:
Oliver + S designs contemporary paper and PDF sewing patterns for children’s clothing and sells patterns by today’s best independent designers.
But Oliver + S doesn’t just design any old pattern. They make well fitted, classically designed clothes and write the easiest to follow, most well written directions out there. They have been the gold standard for children’s wear patterns since they started. Even as the pool of independent designers has exploded in the last few years, Oliver + S continues to produce first-rate patterns.
Their new patterns are no exception. There are three new patterns in the spring-summer 2014 line: the Hide-And-Seek Dress, the Lullaby Layette, and the Garden Party Dress. Whenever there is a new release by Oliver + S, the internet explodes with excitement and beautiful garments start popping up left and right. I’ve picked some of my favorites that were made with the s/s 14 patterns.
As with many of Oliver + S patterns, the hide and seek dress is quite simple. It is a relaxed-fit dress (or tunic!) with a front yoke and welt pockets. But as you can see from the photos above it can go from a breezy summer top to a strikingly bold dress. You can play up the yoke with color blocking or stripes–you can even have fun with the back–or just let the pretty shape of the dress be the defining feature.
It’s surprising that there aren’t that many layette patterns out there and perhaps after the Oliver + S lullaby layette pattern there doesn’t need to be;) This pattern includes a shirt and bodysuit (both short or long sleeved), pants, and a jacket. The pieces can be made out of knit or lightweight wovens. And as you can see from above they can be very sophisticated or super playful. Either way these are much more beautiful than any you can buy at the store.
The last of the spring/summer line is the Garden Party dress. This is twirly girl’s dream! Flow-y, flower-y and comfy too! I know many little girls who would live in this dress. But then again, it doesn’t have to be sewn up in florals. Vanessa chose to make the tunic length in a bold black and white heart print. I absolutely love how it turned out!
Oliver + S sells all of their patterns in printed or in PDF form on their site. But did you know that they also sell a selection of beautiful patterns from independent designers. Some you might have heard of, some you might not have, but all of them make patterns for gorgeous clothes.
And just because they are awesome, Oliver + S has a bunch of patterns for free on their site! The newest is the Sunny Day Shorts pattern. It is a simple, elastic waisted pair of shorts that screams out to be customized: pockets, piping, buttons, and why not sew a big cute bear on the butt?!
And now for the giveaway! Liesl has generously offered 3 Oliver + S digital patterns to the winner. If you win, you can chose whichever patterns you like best! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter by Monday July 21. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. Winner will receive 3 Oliver + S digital patterns of their choice.