Category Archives: Things for me!

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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Have you ever had something you wanted to do so badly that once the chance came around, your expectations were so high, you were nearly frozen with fear of failing or second guessing everything? That’s me. You see, my favorite wardrobe item is J.Crew’s Perfect Shirt, the most well made, perfectly fitting, brilliantly constructed shirt I’ve ever…

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A few weeks ago the ladies at Alice Caroline reached out to see if I’d like to make something with their brand new, exclusive range of fabrics from Liberty. I said yes straight away, and stalked the mailbox with anticipation. When they arrived I set out to plan my project.  I remembered being particularly drawn…

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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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