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Giveaway Week is in full swing! Have you entered all the giveaways yet? What are you waiting for? Today could be your lucky day. And if it is your lucky day, well then you are in for a treat, because we have everyone’s favorite pattern company today, Oliver + S!

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They have two new patterns out for summer. True to Oliver + S style they are both packed with sweet details and clever sewing tips. Let’s start with the boy’s pattern, because good ones are always hard to find.

the parachute polo and sweatpants

The Parachute Polo + Sweatpants pattern is packed with options. It includes pattern pieces for a boy’s polo shirt in both short and long sleeves as well as a girl’s polo shirt with short and long sleeves. And it includes some great sweatpants, too.

I could create an entire wardrobe for my boys from this one pattern–and one that they would wear all the time! Really, I could fill my daughter’s closet as well. Even though this is a “boys” pattern, it comes with a polo pattern especially designed for a girl. The girl’s polo is more fitted with a smaller, shorter sleeve. Both polos have a woven collar, which might sound a bit odd, but just imagine trying to sew a thin and slippery jersey into something that resembles a collar. I would end up with a shirt with something that looked like an old snake skin around the neck. Plus by using woven, you get another chance to mix and match fabrics!

parachute sweatpants inspriation

1. neon floral 2. striped sides 3. alligator print 

I want to get my hands on some french terry and play around with prints for the sweatpants! Gray sweatpants are a staple, yes, but why can alligator sweatpants be a staple too? I love the idea of a striped stripe running down the side or a crazy bright floral with a neon stripe. You could make all kinds of awesome pants with this pattern and because they are so comfy, you know your kid will live in them.

The other new pattern from Oliver + S is a skirt and top combo called the Butterfly Blouse and Skirt pattern.

the butterfly blouse and skirt by Oliver + S

The top has a gentle A-line/trapeze shape that gives it a relaxed, breezy look. The pleated skirt is a pull-on style that will be extremely versatile for a wide variety of events and seasons. The blouse can be sewn with either a sweet little flutter sleeve or a classic cap sleeve.

Separates are so much fun to sew! And because they can mix and match so easily, they can stretch your girls wardrobe into fall or even winter (if she doesn’t grow too much).  The details make this simple skirt and top combo really shine: a few pleats in the skirt, a subtle peplum on the blouse, and a keyhole opening in back.

With their excellent directions, Oliver +S holds your hand while you sew all these details. In the end you realize you just took your sewing up a notch! But if you need a little extra handholding (and who doesn’t) Oliver + S hosts sew-a-longs! Each step of the pattern is photographed and explained in depth. When it’s *a-hem* 1:30 in the morning and you cannot figure out how to put the placket on, you can turn to the Oliver + S forums and they will show you exactly how it’s done. The sew-a-long for the Butterfly Skirt just started. And they recently had a Butterfly Blouse sew-a-long and a Parachute Sweatpants sew-a-long.

butterfly blouse inspiration

1. neon flutter 2. camera dress 3. striped flutter 

I love a flutter sleeve on a little girl and I couldn’t help but look around for some flutter sleeve inspiration. I think that Echino camera print would make a pretty fantastic Butterfly Blouse–and be perfect for our TRAVELING theme! Neon and stripes, what can I say? I love them both. But don’t the stripes look stunning with a flutter sleeve?!

And now for the giveaway! Liesl has generously offered 3 Oliver + S digital patterns to the winner. If you win, you can choose whichever patterns you like best, but the new ones are pretty great;) Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter by Wednesday June 24. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. Winner will receive 3 Oliver + S digital patterns of their choice.

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90 Comments

  • Reply Mel June 17, 2015 at 9:19 am

    hmm, my favourite O+S pattern?  It’s usually the one I’m currently making!  But if pressed, I’d have to say the Family Reunion dress.  Or the Secret Agent Trench 🙂

  • Reply Allie June 17, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I have so many favorites! But I love the Sketchbook Shirt and the Family Reunion Dress.

  • Reply SraLujan June 17, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I’ve been eyeing the garden party dress for a while, but I also love the hide and seek tunic.

  • Reply Mary Ann June 17, 2015 at 9:31 am

    The butterfly top is so cute.

  • Reply Eulalia June 17, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I love  the Family Reunion dress

  • Reply Erin Waters June 17, 2015 at 9:39 am

    My favorite Oliver + s pattern is probably the Ice cream dress!

  • Reply crystal June 17, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I’ve sewn so many it’s hard to pick a favorite. I love the family reunion dress and I’ve sewn a ton of roller skate dresses. The garden party is a cute one too. See, I told you I couldn’t pick one. 🙂

  • Reply Marika Percival June 17, 2015 at 9:40 am

    My favourite Oliver and S pattern would have to be the Sailboat top, such a versatile pattern! I’ve made so many of them, I’ve lost count 🙂

  • Reply Allison June 17, 2015 at 9:42 am

    It’s impossible to go wrong with Oliver +S, but I love the Ice Cream Dress–it’s so sweet.

  • Reply Annie June 17, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I love the garden party dress design!

  • Reply Sameeha June 17, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Love most of the pattern. I can’t decide on one.

  • Reply Amanda deSerres June 17, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Loving the new parachute polo and sweatpants. But mostly for the sweatpants. My littles would love a pair of those. 

  • Reply Laura June 17, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I can’t pick a favorite! Probably the one my daughter and i would agree on as a favorite is the fairy tale dress. 

  • Reply Laura J. June 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Apple-picking dress, all the way! Love that cute vintage look!

  • Reply auschick June 17, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I love all of them but I’ve made the playtime dress and ice cream blouse the most 🙂

  • Reply PendleStitches June 17, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Do I really have to have a favourite???  😉

  • Reply mary m June 17, 2015 at 10:27 am

    The playtime dress and tunic looks like it would be so easy to mix and match 

  • Reply Sarah June 17, 2015 at 10:33 am

    The only Oliver + S pattern I’ve tried is the free bucket hat, but it was so wonderful I can only imagine how great the rest of these patterns are!  My kids wore the heck out of those hats all last summer and are still wearing them this year, and they love that they are reversible.

  • Reply Karly Nelson June 17, 2015 at 10:35 am

    My favorite is the Roller Skate dress!

  • Reply Isabel A. June 17, 2015 at 10:38 am

    My favourite pattern is the family reunion dress!

  • Reply Elsa June 17, 2015 at 10:44 am

    My all-time favourite Oliver+S pattern is the Sailboat serie!!!

  • Reply Logan June 17, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I haven’t sewn many yet, but I adore the sailboat pants and am thinking of making some for my son too and am planning to do some puppet show shorts for my daughter this KCW.

  • Reply Raye Ann June 17, 2015 at 11:11 am

    I have most of the Oliver +S library, but not the new patterns! I love their patterns and instructions. My most used patterns are the raglan tee (so versatile, and I do make all the kids’ rash guards from it) and the nature walk knit pants…I’ve probably made ten pairs and can make them very quickly!

  • Reply mjb June 17, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I love the rollerskate dress.

  • Reply Brenda S June 17, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I’m in love with the Garden Party but have yet to tackle it.  Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Mindy June 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    So many FABULOUS choices!  I’ve had my eye on the Pinwheel Tunic for a while though … 

  • Reply Amy Mayen June 17, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    My favorite of all time is the Rollerskate dress! 

  • Reply Sarah J. June 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I have never tried one- though I would love to.  My favorite is the Music Class blouse and skirt.

  • Reply Jessica June 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    The Playtime Dress is my current favorite.

  • Reply Mai T. June 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Striped flutter is certainly the loveliest!

  • Reply marieke June 17, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    My very first me-made dress for my little girl was the rollerskate dress by Oliver S, I still love it 🙂

  • Reply Doris McCarty June 17, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I like the butterfly blouse and skirt.

  • Reply Holly June 17, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    UGH … Oliver + S is the best!!! I really love the basic Field Trip set so much. I adore all their dresses, too, though. 

  • Reply Alex June 17, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Just made the butterfly top and it is lovely!

  • Reply Kathy June 17, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I have to admit, I haven’t made up any Oliver and S patterns yet! My little grandchildren are just 22 months and brand new, so I’m just starting to sew some things for them.  I am very excited about the Parachute Polo and Sweatpants for my grandson, who’s almost 2 years old. I have sewn a couple of Lisette patterns for myself, so I know Liesel’s patterns are top-notch, with perfect instructions.

  • Reply masha June 17, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I love the Playtime pattern.

  • Reply Louisa June 17, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I love the Oliver + S patterns!

  • Reply Amy C June 17, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    My favorite so far has probably been the Fairy Tale Dress, but I can’t wait to make more!

  • Reply Polly M June 17, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I have never tried any of their patterns but it’s going to be hard to choose just 3. They all look very nice!

  • Reply Kristy June 17, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I adore the Ice Cream Dress and it’s on my summer sewing list to create for my daughter! 🙂

  • Reply Carolyn June 17, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    i love the Family Reunion dress. 

  • Reply Marie June 17, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    I truly enjoy making clothes from Oliver + S patterns. They have easy to follow, detailed directions and beautifully classic designs!  

  • Reply Kathy E. June 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I love many of the Oliver+S patterns, but my current favorite is the Garden Party Dress. I love the shirred bodice and the choice of having sleeves or just straps. It can be dressed up or made for a casual day at school. So darned sweet!

  • Reply Virginia June 17, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I’m just trying out my first! Just cut the Sunday Brunch skirt out in tan wool… hope it’s a favourite!

  • Reply Cat G June 17, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I’ve never made one so I guess I’ll say my favorite are the ones I am going to win!

  • Reply Angela June 18, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Hmmm… my favourite O&S pattern is probably the Hide and Seek dress, but really I’ve loved all of the ones I’ve tried!  

  • Reply Bianca June 18, 2015 at 5:37 am

    I’ve made the puppet show shorts the most times so it’s my favourite, however I’m looking forward to making up the Butterfly blouse.

  • Reply marisa June 18, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Choosing a favourite is really tough, but I’m especially fond of the ice-cream dress. Great giveaway!

  • Reply Tania June 18, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I love so many of them! Can’t pick just one…

  • Reply Angela June 18, 2015 at 8:32 am

    My favorite is the Sunday Brunch jacket

  • Reply Elizabeth Rosario June 18, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I love the 2 + 2 blouse & pleated skirt. They are so cute 🙂

  • Reply Diana June 18, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Ahh–I like the woven collar option on this polo! I have done a knit collar before and it is tough. Love all the Oliver + S patterns!

  • Reply Flavia June 18, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Oliver + S patterns are all lovely but I have a thing for the class pic nic blouse and the Puppet show shorts!

  • Reply Sara June 18, 2015 at 11:48 am

    It’s hard to choose just one! I’ll say the Garden Party dress and the Ice Cream dress. Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Katy M June 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I love the ice cream dress 🙂

  • Reply Jessica June 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I’ve never been able to use one. They are all sweet! Have seen great versions of the ice cream blouse. 

  • Reply Ann June 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    My most used oliver+s pattern would be the field trip Raglan and cargo pants. 

  • Reply Shanna June 18, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I love the Rollarskate Dress!! So simple, so comfortable, so stylish, so fun!

  • Reply Rebekah June 18, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I’m loving the look of the Butterfly skirt, my big girl loves wearing skirts!

  • Reply Marjolein June 19, 2015 at 2:39 am

    i love the sailboat pants. 

  • Reply Elena June 19, 2015 at 2:42 am

    The sailboat serie is my favourite so far.

  • Reply Kathy June 19, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Right now, my favorite O+S pattern is the Sketchbook shirt and shorts (which I’ve only made as full pants). But my baby girl is just getting old enough to really look cute in dresses, and I’m looking forward to making some class picnic blouses as tunics!

  • Reply melissa evans of mahlicadesigns June 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Sorfar I’ve only made the reversible bucket hat.

  • Reply Radhika June 19, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Picnic blouse, puppet shorts, ice cream blouse are my favourites

  • Reply Emi June 19, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    So hard to choose a favorite! But currently loving the Class Picnic Blouse and Shorts.

  • Reply sorahart June 19, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    The Hopscotch dress is awesome!

  • Reply Molly June 19, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I love the nature walk pattern. 

  • Reply Annelies June 20, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Oliver+S are the patterns I started out with and are still one of my favorite! 

  • Reply Lee June 20, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I love the Woodland Stroll Cape!

  • Reply kristi June 21, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Sunny Day shorts. That’s probably cheating because the pattern is free, but I LOVE it!

  • Reply Ty June 21, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    The boys pattern looks really good and promising considering how difficult it is to find something that works.

  • Reply lisa at Mabey She Made It June 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Ive never sewn one, but I’d love to!

  • Reply Amanda M June 21, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I love the library dress! 

  • Reply Cate June 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I think I have to go with the Art Museum Vest and Trousers. Just made them a couple weeks ago and was wowed by the results’

  • Reply Brooke June 21, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I love all of them but the sketchbook shirt is one of my faves. 

  • Reply Wendy June 21, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    So many delicious patterns, but I don’t have a pattern like the Carousel Dress one 🙂

  • Reply Annika June 22, 2015 at 3:15 am

    I love the garden party dress

  • Reply Kristen June 22, 2015 at 10:12 am

    At the moment my favorite is the classic picnic shirt and shorts.  I just finished two pairs of the shorts for my daughter and have more fabric waiting to make some more!  I wish they made this short pattern for adults…hint hint hint! 

  • Reply Jennifer June 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I love the Ice Cream Dress! It was the first pattern that drew me towards Oliver + S.

  • Reply Ellen G June 23, 2015 at 3:42 am

    I’m all over the Jump Rope Dress at the moment because it will make the PERFECT school uniform for next autumn. I think my favourite is the library dress though!

  • Reply susan June 23, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Cargo pants and raglan t-shirt combo. . .yay for sewing for boys!!

  • Reply Brittney June 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I don’t think I can pick a favorite, ha!  They are my go-to for a stress free, beautiful sew:)

  • Reply shaheen June 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    My favourite is the family reunion dress.

  • Reply Carolyn Nealen June 23, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    My favorite pattern is the Reversible Bucket Hat.

  • Reply jennifer June 23, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    the raglan shirt is really cute.

  • Reply elena June 23, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I love the butterfly blouse – especially the dress version! So cute! The sweatpants look so comfy too. I know my kids would love those!

  • Reply wren June 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Playtime dress is so cute! My boys would look so dapper in the Art Museum vest, too!

  • Reply Thouraya Battye June 23, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    WONDERFUL! I’d love to win these to start some serious sewing for my little boy!

    Time to move on from the world of girls!

  • Reply Elizabeth June 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Favorite O and S pattern is the Fairy tale Dress!

  • Reply multivroon June 23, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I have never tried one yet,but I would love the Apple picking dress! (And I love the names :D)

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