Category Archives: Garment Sewing

Sunday marked the beginning of a long transition. Justin left at 1am to travel to our new place in Tennessee. Going into it, its all been so fast, but I knew it would be incredibly hard. The longest I’ve been apart from him was when he was working six days a week doing two full […]

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  • i love that blouse! i am going to have to look into making it. all the prints you chose are adorable. i’m glad you have sewing to keep you busy during this transition. xo.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Hang in there! I’m rooting for you.ReplyCancel

  • emily

    you’re a rock star!!!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith I just had to say how much I LOVED your blouse. Beautiful fabric choice to go with that pattern. I’ve been in blouse making mode myself over the past couple of months so I’ve been looking out for more ideas re patterns and fabric. There is nothing so nice to wear when the weather is hot than a light, crisp clean cotton top!ReplyCancel

Last weekend we attended the first birthday party for a daughter of a friend. I suggested I make her a dress and Justin quickly agreed, but said he would like to choose the fabric so he could say he had some involvement. I think he has great taste, so I was thrilled he offered his […]

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  • that is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    That is beautiful! The fabric is perfect for the dress.
    I love the Oliver + S bubble dress. My daughter has one more year before she sizes out of it – I will have to make her at least one more! I might try adding the flat piping like you did, that is a nice detail.ReplyCancel

It’s been one of those days. One of those weeks, really. The kind where mothering has been constant and draining. The kind where I don’t get to use the bathroom until my husband gets home at night because there has been no break.  We were at All Children’s all day Tuesday for Wallace to have […]

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  • That Nani Iro fabric is absolutely stunning! It looks great on you. This is my kind of simple summer outfit. I have made the Carolyn shorts in rayon for everyday wear, too. It’s such a nice pattern that it would be a shame to use it only as pajamas! I hope Wallace continues to heal quickly!ReplyCancel

  • your akita is adorable! and i’m happy to hear about pennie fabrics – we go to sarasota every year and i will definitely visit.ReplyCancel

  • hello gorgeous!! glad wallace is on the mend, and hopefully that akita top will cheer the both of you up!!ReplyCancel

Remember this dress I made for Layla? Well I made a coordinating shirt and bow tie for Wallace using the Fresh Catch print from Hawthorne Threads’ Riviera collection.    I’m glad to finally post about it because it was at one point the post that wasn’t meant to be. These pictures are the result of […]

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  • Enid

    Is there a tutorial on how you sewed this cute shirt? I’m a quilter and not a clothes sewer. ThanksReplyCancel

    • I used the Sketchbook Shirt pattern from Oliver + S. I learned to see garments with their patterns. They are very clear and easy to understand. They are an awesome way to learn about sewing garments. ReplyCancel

  • so stinkin’ cute!!ReplyCancel

Are you a creature of habit? I sure am. I’m the girl that orders the same meal at Panera every time for 10 years. I go to the same restaurant on every date (which happens to take place only on my birthday and anniversary for the most part). I use fabric from the same companies […]

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  • Emily

    I love all your versions! I have this pattern, but I’ve never made the shirt before. I will have to give it a try!ReplyCancel

  • You do such beautiful work, Meredith! I bet the boys will love those shirts.ReplyCancel

  • the kid is the lucky recipient of these adorable shirts!!!
    more photos of the flamingo version here:

    http://blog.jonesandvandermeer.com/flamingo-boy/

    ps. meredith’s work up close is unbelievable!!! so precise and well made.ReplyCancel