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Adventures in trial and error

There’s something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now, but its taken a bit of time to muster up the right amount of gumption to tackle it. I wanted a good [handmade] racerback tank! For the second half of last week, I totally devoted myself to this cause. In true Meredith style [ie,…

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Michelle My Belle #2

I told you I’d make another one. Another Michelle My Belle Dress from Liberty Love, that is. I’m kind of obsessed with the pattern. I tweaked this one a little more. I tightened up the back a bit by folding the back pattern piece in 1/2″ on the zipper side, and  I made the skirt…

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Lark Quilt

Today I’m popping in to show off the Lark quilt I made for my mom for Christmas. Note: The quilt is sideways in all the pictures. I love the simplicity of the patchwork combined with this very eclectic and intricate line of fabric from Amy Butler. The voile backing (which I don’t have a picture…

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Family Reunion Blouse

I’m telling you, Oliver + S is one of my most favorite companies! I really adore Liesl’s patterns! My latest from her is her Family Reunion pattern in the blouse version. I’m all about making dresses for my Munchkin, but lately something about making Layla some awesome shirts has really taken me. They require so…

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Sometimes you just need to make your kid a dress.

I’ve been working on my new Liberty bags nonstop. I find that when I work on a large batch of bags continually, its easy to lose steam. So I switched up my very hectic sewing schedule for the week, and made Layla another Paper Fan Dress. Talk about a quick and easy pattern! Its just…

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