May 122014

I am happy to finally introduce you to our latest pattern, Olive. Olive envelope front olive line drawing

Olive is a beautiful blouse that plays with fabric texture to create a striking look. View A features a beautiful draping sheer fabric combined with a stable solid that produces a unique look. The sheer cowl overlay and soft flounces draw attention to the gorgeous blend of fabric textures. The waistband combined with the pleated peplum adds shaping to the garment. View B eliminates the sheer fabric to provide a fantastic all-around basic blouse perfect for pairing with suits, skirts, and pants.

Lolita Patterns | Olive

In the photos here, I am wearing View A. I will also be sharing with you some fabulous versions of View B in the coming weeks. This blouse is so versatile and so unique…I love all the ways you can play around with fabric pairings and texture with this pattern. Olive is now available for sale! And the timing is perfect because we have a 15% off all physical patterns sale going on right now for Sewing Indie Month…and that includes Olive! Just use coupon code sewing15indie and the discount will show in your cart.

Lolita Patterns | Olive

That isn’t all. We decided to launch a limited two pack set so customers can save when buying two patterns. This two pack set is not part of the Sewing Indie coupon code because it is already discounted. But don’t worry, the two pack will still be around after the sale ends so you can still save when buying multiple patterns.

Lolita Patterns | Olive

Both views of Olive use small amounts of fabric when you cut in a single layer so it is great for small remnants and special fabrics. You can see all yardage chart information on the Olive pattern page.

We also have exciting news: Olive will be launched with a blog tour of various sewing bloggers around the world starting tomorrow! Here is a list of the bloggers participating this week.

Three Dresses

Handmade by Carolyn



Quirky Pretty Cute

Made With Hugs and Kisses

Instead of a sew-along with Olive, we have chosen the trickiest parts and decided to feature tutorials on how to do them best. Each time we post an Olive tutorial, we will post a link on the Olive pattern page so they are all collected in one place. We will also feature hacks for the pattern including making Olive in a knit, using lace, and even making the top into a v-neck!  I can’t wait for you all to see it!

The pattern comes in both physical pattern and PDF form. The PDF version includes both tiled PDF versions and print shop versions.

Don’t forget that the Sewing Indie discount code (sewing15indie) is only good through 11:59pm Pacific Time Zone on May 19th, 2014!

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  21 Responses to “Debuting Olive!”

  1. Wow! So exciting. Your designs are always so unique. I can’t wait to see view B.

    • I’ll be showing many view B’s this week…it is such a great staple and goes with everything…plus I love that it uses such a small amount of fabric!

  2. You are so creative! I love this new pattern, so stylish and original! Great job!!

  3. I love it. It will flatter almost all figures, including mine. Once again, Amity, you have brought a great addition to wardrobes of sewers, everywhere.

  4. This looks so good. Congrats on the new pattern release. :-)

  5. Woot! I love your purple View A!!! It’s so awesome. Can’t wait to show everyone all the amazing Olives during the blog tour!!! I’ve told you already, but I LOVE Olive.

  6. Amity, that color is beautiful on you! Congrats on releasing your new pattern!

  7. […] I need to stop being so shocked when I use a print. Lolita Patterns just put out this top. She’s called Olive. […]

  8. Your blouse looks absolutely beautiful in purple! you look amazing in this colour. Congratulations on the release of your new pattern :)

  9. It looks great on you – that is a really great shade of purple! Congrats on your pattern release! And thank you so much for sending Olive for the Bay Area Sewists pattern drawing on Sat.! Can’t wait to see it. :)

  10. This is such a gorgeous blouse. Congratulations.
    I love the peplum the most and the colour you’ve made. When will you show you 2nd version? I have another in the wings.

    • Thank you!!! I probably won’t show my second version until I get back from New York…I have some Sewing Indie posts and I want to feature all the Olive’s going up around the world. I actually bought some olive charmeuse with matching olive chiffon for an olive colored Olive like yours!

  11. […] chose to make View A with a few changes. I used one ruffle on each arm instead of 2. Now that I see Amity’s gorgeous plum one I want TWO ruffles. AND the flower. Lack of time had me skipping the flower. The nice thing is I […]

  12. […] but when I couldn’t make something work with my belly in a woven fabric right now, I realized Olive would be so cute “zombie blocked.” (i.e. colorblocked) It was my goal to try and use […]

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