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Oliver + S Secret Agent Trench Coat

(Originally appeared on BurdaStyle, June 1, 2014) I really need to get a picture of my daughter wearing this Oliver+S Secret Agent Trench Coat! But in the meantime, these photos will have to do! This is a pretty simple pattern to put together. For me, the trickiest part was the bias binding. If there is… Continue reading Oliver + S Secret Agent Trench Coat

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Oliver + S Sunny Day Shorts

(Originally published on BurdaStyle May 31, 2014) I made these Oliver + S Sunny Day Shorts (a free pattern!) for my toddler this weekend. I customized the original pattern by adding pockets (from another Oliver+S pattern) and piping. I had never worked with piping before. The biggest challenge was hemming with the piping in place.… Continue reading Oliver + S Sunny Day Shorts

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Oliver + S Icecream Blouse – Hello Kitty

(Originally published on BurdaStyle, February 28, 2014) Made another Oliver+S icecream blouse, this time as a birthday present for one of my daughter’s little friends :). These are so easy to whip up, don’t use much fabric, and make a great gift, in my opinion! Material Notes cotton -hello kitty (fabric.com / joann) – I… Continue reading Oliver + S Icecream Blouse – Hello Kitty

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Oliver + S Seashore Dress

(Originally published on BurdaStyle February 28, 2014) I made this Oliver+S Seashore Dress in 6-12M for a friend’s baby shower recently. I was put on a spending freeze by my hubby (lol), so shopped from my stash and opted for this fabric. I had just enough! Unfortunately I then went and carelessly clipped the front… Continue reading Oliver + S Seashore Dress

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Oliver + S Class Picnic Blouse

This post is from my archives! Originally published May 15, 2013 This is the first Oliver+S Class Picnic Blouse I made for my eldest daughter. The trickiest part to making this particular blouse was the fabric that I chose. Because it had such an obvious print, it was important to have the yoke and the… Continue reading Oliver + S Class Picnic Blouse

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Oliver+S Sleepover Pajamas

This post is from my archives! Originally published May 14, 2013 This was my first Oliver + S project, and I am in love! The patterns are wonderful to follow, and provide excellent tips to ensure a professional finish. Would LOVE Burda mag to take note!!! Anyway, I made these Oliver+S Sleepover Pajamas as a… Continue reading Oliver+S Sleepover Pajamas