How excited was I when I saw that Liesl Gibson, the incredibly talented designer behind Oliver and S, teamed up with Simplicity to make patterns for women? Well, over the moon. I’ve made one dress for my daughter using an Oliver and S pattern and just bought the fabric to make another. Liesl’s instructions are wonderfully clear and the patterns have details that make the end product look professional, not like something made in home-ec class. The woman’s line, Lisette, is supported by a blog, which promises to offer tips and additional instruction. I’m already planning to make the traveler dress (pictured here from the Lisette site) and the market skirt. I will post the results!
Update: I just purchased three yards of lecien yarn-dyed gingham in large blue and ordered the pattern from Sew Lisette. I can’t wait to get started, but before I do must finish: quilted placemats and napkins, dress for miss b., quilted play mat for expectant friend. Best get cracking!
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I guess it’s time to get my sewing machine out of storage.
I think I’m going to try the skirt first. I’ll let you know how it goes!
I love the market skirt! The dress looks to hard for my skill level. My friend was just asking me about a good pattern for 1970s-style wrap-around skirts–do you know of one?
Btw, I *just* figured out how to get email alerts when we have new posts–a little slow am I.
The pattern number for the wrap skirt I made is McCall’s M5430. It’s a little easier than some patterns because the tie doesn’t thread through waist band but fastens with a hook and eye. I would make the inside panel a little wider if I made it again. It tends to fly open on a windy day.
I know; I can’t wait to make it. I’m thinking of blue linen/cotton blend, and navy blue gingham for the dress. Feeling very preppy, I guess. I have a wrap skirt pattern at home that I made–very easy. I’ll send you the pattern number.