Category Archives: Garment Sewing

I love making clothes, but for the longest time, storing the pattern pieces in a way that made sense baffled me. I tried rolling. I tried keeping them flat. And I always misplaced the instructions. It seemed like they just took up a ton of room, and going back to reuse one was a long…

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I’m definitely not the person that waits in line for a product or movie debut. I don’t have to have something when it’s new. In fact, I don’t even download the latest iOS for a few months because the new version always has kinks and bugs that will be fixed the next go round. My…

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I knew I wouldn’t be able to hold out long before I lengthened my Loretta to a dress.  A very thoughtful friend gifted me a beautiful cut of Japanese Liberty chambray featuring the iconic Capel design, and it fit the bill perfectly because I knew I wanted to live in it.  It feels SO good….

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I’ve been feeling a need for some changes in the wardrobe department. I’m trying to accept that the world thinks the 90s grunge look is cool right now even though its just awful, and that my body isn’t the same as it used to be and I need to dress to make it look good…

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Back in March, the husband bought me Rifle Paper Co’s latest fabric collection, Wonderland for my birthday. My very favorite print in the collection is the green floral rayon (okay, it’s actually a black background, but it reads green to me). Cotton + Steel has the very best rayon in my opinion. It’s so soft and supple,…

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Welcome to Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I'm Meredith and this is my creative journal. Here you'll find loads of inspiration for a handmade wardrobe, home decor, bags, and quilts. I even have plenty of projects and tutorials to get you started or help you along the way. 

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