After graduating from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Liesl Gibson worked as a designer for Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. In 2008 she launched her own company to produce sewing patterns of her design. Today Liesl designs and produces three brands of independent sewing patterns: Oliver S (children’s apparel), Liesl Co (women’s apparel), and Straight Stitch Society (gifts and accessories). She also designs the Lisette brand of women’s apparel patterns which is produced and distributed by Butterick. Liesl’s first book, Oliver S Little Things to Sew, was published in 2010.