Brooklyn-based Liesl Gibson is the creator of amazing brands that promote simple, stylish patterns and projects for sewing enthusiasts. Before launching her first brand, Oliver + S in 2008, Liesl earned a degree from FIT and worked for Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. Since then, she’s created the womens pattern line Lisette, available at Jo-Ann Fabrics, and the gifts and accessories pattern line Straight Stitch Society. We love just about all her creations, but we thought we’d share 5 of our favorites to introduce you to the awesomeness that is Liesl.
Not only will you find great patterns for sale, like this Art Museum Vest & Trousers pattern, available for $15.95 on the Oliver + S site, but you’ll also find helpful sewing technique tutorials, free pattern downloads, a forum, and even a Dress the Paper Doll game.
Another favorite is this Roller Skate Dress & Tunic pattern, available for $15.95. It looks so adorable and fun to wear. You can even add a colorful appliqué embellishment like the one shown here using the free downloadable template.
Many stylish women’s options are included in the Lisette line, like this Passport Dress & Jacket pattern, available for $12.95. We love how versatile this look is. The dress is sleeveless, and you’re given a choice of a ruffled or band collar on the jacket.
Each pattern is rated with a difficulty level, so there’s something for everyone. This super cute, fully lined stroll cape, for example, is advanced beginner.
Of course, this is just a taste of what Liesl has to offer as part of all her lines. Head over to Oliver & S for more inspiring patterns. Happy sewing!
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