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Oliver + S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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While staying home with the baby, Liesl began designing her daughter's clothing. "People were asking if they could buy the patterns for the dresses I was making," Liesl says. "One thing led to another, and I had a new career." In 2008 Liesl launched Oliver + S, a new brand of sewing patterns for children's clothing. Today Liesl also designs a line of Oliver + S fabric. She published her first book, Oliver + S Little Things to Sew in 2011.
In 2011 Liesl also created Lisette, a line of sewing patterns and fabric for women's apparel that is now available at Jo-Ann stores in the USA and Spotlight stores in Australia. In 2012 Liesl debuted Straight Stitch Society, a collection of patterns for gifts and accessories. The brand's tagline, "Life is hard. Sewing is easy." expresses its quirky and sometimes irreverent personality.
Liesl lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter and commutes daily to her studio in Brooklyn.
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The projects included are:
reversible bucket hat
bias trimmed apron
bento box carrier
cozy winter hood
messy kid bib
juggling balls and drawstring bag
tea party doll dress
red riding hood
bear puppet bath mitt
So many really useful projects! I'll be starting with the "bear carrier" which my little one will be using for her doll. Next I think I'll make matching mother/daughter messenger bags. Fun!
The book itself is very high-quality. Thick, nice paper, well-bound, with great design and gorgeous photos that make every project look very appealing. The patterns are full size and include seam allowances, and a little box on the first page of each project lists specific skills (sewing curved seam, installing zipper) you'll be taught.Read more ›
I highly recommend Little Things to Sew!
I am editing this review. I finally completed 3 projects from the book...the tutu, the vest (the telescopic pockets were not as intimidating as I thought thanks to great directions!) and the puppet theater. The directions are extremely well thought out and written...better than any sewing project book that I've purchased in recent years. Each project came together beautifully....not a frustrating or confusing moment! The author is an amazing teacher and a great designer. So, I am still highly recommending this book but from a more practical perspective!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Oh my goodness I did it. I made an article of clothing from a pattern thanks to this book. I bought the book purely for the explorer vest and while I wasn't planning on making... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Whitehead
I love this. Been sewing for years, and this is a true classic pattern.Published 2 months ago by B. Kelton
Love this book and patterns! The directions are so easy to understand.Published 10 months ago by Colleen Sebastian
I bought this book because I saw a flikr group dedicated to sewing everything in this book. I solely bought it for the red riding hood cape. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Erica G
I made the bear carrier and my almost 3 year old granddaughter absolutely loved it. It was easy to make and fit really nice. She wears it proudly! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chris Roady
It's a very cute book. I've only made one thing, but will definitely make more for my grandkids.Published 13 months ago by Debbie Brack