Founded by Liesl Gibson, former designer at Tommy Hilfiger and trained at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, these children's clothing patterns have a classic feel to them. The patterns are rated from "One Scissors" (Easy/Beginner) to "Four Scissors" (Advanced). Each pattern is like a little sewing lesson in an envelope. The instructions are clear and well written. The illustrations make it easy to understand and create your project.
To get you started and build your confidence, Oliver + S has created several simple, free patterns: the Lazy Days Skirt, the Popover Sundress, and the new Ruffled Halter. These to teach beginning sewing classes for young mothers who may be intimidated by garment sewing. Once you have some confidence with these patterns, check out the recommendations from the Learn to Sew with Oliver + S syllabus which will help you build your skills.
To get you motivated to try the free Lazy Days pattern, purchase a half yard or more of any fabric from the shop and mention "Lazy Days" in the Comments to Seller and I will send you a free yard of coordinating solid color Grosgrain Ribbon.
Do you have a story about using Oliver + S patterns? Please share it on my Facebook page. I am always eager to hear about your successes.