Tag Archives: Liesl Gibson

A dress to beckon spring

Today is the final day of my impromptu Dress Week! Spoiler alert: still using the Building Block Dress book as my pattern. I just love this dress, and Layla feels like it’s extra special. It’s made with a beautiful cotton eyelet, lined with Free Spirit solid voile (what I line everything with), and the skirt…

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Hello Kitty and Linen

Dress week continues over here at Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I’m excited to show you another version of the Building Block Dress made with linen and a Japanese Hello Kitty Liberty print which I got from Jones & Vandermeer but can no longer find on the site. They have tons of other Liberty to choose from…

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The Bubble Dress

Last weekend we attended the first birthday party for a daughter of a friend. I suggested I make her a dress and Justin quickly agreed, but said he would like to choose the fabric so he could say he had some involvement. I think he has great taste, so I was thrilled he offered his…

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The Riviera Dress

About a month back, the ladies at Hawthorne Threads sent me some fabrics from their new in-house collection, Riviera, to play with. I was just thrilled and began planning straight away. Still on my pleat-all-the-things kick, I decided to make Layla a dress similar to this one I made for Emilee a year or so…

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More Oliver + S Maternity Style

I know I’ve said this before, but feeling good (and looking good) are a must for me while pregnant. And looking good does wonders in helping me feel good. I made my first maternity Oliver + S Swingset skirt a while back, and I wore it so often, I knew I needed another. So a…

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