Tag Archives: Chambray

Drapey, girly, playful : the perfect girl’s dress

A few weeks ago while I was in the midst of packing, I felt the urge to use up some fabric and make Layla some new dresses. These urges seem to happen when I should be doing something responsible. Ha! It was perfectly justified though, because Layla is seriously lacking dresses and I didn’t want…

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Liberty Courthouse

That title sounds far too serious. Liberty Courthouse is the quilt I made for a dear friend of mine who was so long overdue to receive a made-by-Meredith gift. Every year at Christmas I pick one person who will be the recipient of a big handmade thing. I mean, I normally give out smaller things…

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hard days, great outfit

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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Oliver + S : a swingset skirt for Layla

Did you catch my panelist intro on the Oliver + S blog a week or two ago? My plan was to make Layla a Swingest Skirt that would be reversible and have three layers, with the middle one being the longest. I made two minor changes to the final product, and I just love it!…

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Custom Liberty Duffel

Sometimes I get the best custom requests. I love custom work in general. The process of choosing patterns and fabrics and colors, and getting to know my client’s perspective is really very rewarding. This particular client wanted a duffel style bag. She wanted me to use some of her Liberty because she didn’t know what…

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