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Today marks the beginning of our school year. Layla started second grade, and I’m starting preschool with Wallace. I am endeavoring to be as organized as possible this year because I know my kids thrive under the structure, and also because it leaves me feeling less like I’m constantly drowning. Layla is continuing a classical…

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Who’s ready for another Ogden Cami hack? The version I’m showing you today is a peplum top that I made a month ago, but forgot to take pictures of! Anyway, its an easy peasy modification that can take you from a light summer top to a dress! I like to pair mine with my favorite…

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Today I’m popping in to show off my latest Cleo for the Cleo skirt showcase at Made by Rae. I couldn’t resist using some giant gingham from Cotton + Steel! A classic skirt silhouette paired with what is arguably one of the most classic fabric designs in modern history is a match made in heaven….

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Sometimes I come across a print and just have to have it. When I saw Rashida Coleman Hale’s Nanners lawn I knew straight away Wallace needed a Sketchbook shirt in the fabric. It’s just too good.  I’ve been saving up some fabrics to update his wardrobe with more Sketchbook Shirts, and this one needed to…

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Hemming is that step that’s always such a drag for me. I guess its the equivalent of binding a quilt for some, but I love that step in quilting and always do it by hand. But there’s something about hemming garments, especially with curved seams that is just loathsome. Well, it used to be that…

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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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