Liesl Gibson had a genius idea for her debut book Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. Sewing books are written, the projects in it sewn up and photographed, around a year before the book’s release. If the projects are sewn up in traditionally manufactured fabrics, those fabrics are typically out-of-print by the time the book is released. So you might fall in love with a certain project in a certain fabric, but never be able to re-create it exactly.
Digital printing to the rescue! Liesl designed most of the fabrics used for her book projects and had them printed them with Spoonflower. Not only does this add aesthetic continuity to the book, but it also allows readers to make the projects in the same exact fabrics if they want! The prints are now available for sale on Spoonflower here.
Oliver + S Little Things to Sew is genius in other ways too … we’ll take a closer look at the book itself in the near future.
all photos from the oliver + s blog.