Category Archives: Fabric

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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  • I was so excited by your post I just had to write :) I’ve been on a blouse making MISSION for the past 3 months in my search for the perfect shirt but I do want to make it! I’ve explored several patterns – a couple of which are outstanding and have been a great success – one is the Cashmerette Harrison (which would likely be too big for you since it starts at a 12) and the one I’m working on now is the Fitted Blouse by the Cupful by J. Stern designs. I have another on order from Vogue in their Comfort Fit category that also looks really good. Your process and relentless search to duplicate your favourite was so inspiring! I’m in awe :) Congratulations on your success. You have a pattern now that you can make over and over in all your favourite fabrics…you might want to make one up in dupioni silk (I did and love it!) :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Well wasn’t that person who told you to buy one and deconstruct it simply brilliant. Your blouses are truly perfect and it’s delightful to read how excited you are! It inspires me to return to making clothes.ReplyCancel

  • These both look amazing, Meredith! I’m glad you were able to recreate your favorite shirt. I also have the Granville pattern but I haven’t made it yet. I’m concerned about the sleeves not fitting me properly. I just got the new Classic shirt pattern from Liesl + Co and I’m curious to try that one. I haven’t ever worn this J Crew shirt but I sort of want to go try one on and see how I like it. It looks like a great style!ReplyCancel

  • What a great accomplishment! I know what it’s like to be paralyzed by fear of… messing up. Good job find a solution, and now have a classic piece that will last a long time. Please bring to VT :) xoReplyCancel

  • You have outdone yourself! These shirts are absolutely breathtaking on you! As someone who sews, I marvel at the construction even more!ReplyCancel

Today’s the day to add your completed Shift Quilt top to be entered to win our super awesome grand prize!! The Prize a fat eighth bundle on Alison Glass’s brand new collection Seventy-Six, a $30 gift card to Hawthorne Threads, a $50 gift card to DuckaDilly, and a fat quarter bundle of Cotton + Steel […]

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  • Kaylyn Owens

    I still can’t get the link up to work. ReplyCancel

    • :( my website host is working on it. I’m extremely frustrated, and I cannot tell you how sorry I am that these issues continue to happen. I will contact you and announce on Instagram when the issue is resolved. ReplyCancel

    • It works!!! FINALLY. you may not be able to do it on your mobile browser, but the link up does work on a computer and I assume tablets as well. THANK YOU for being so patient. ReplyCancel

Several weeks ago when I was working on my Market contributions, Alison Glass asked me if I would like to be a part of her Knit Stitch Along. She has just come out with a range of gorgeous knits (like the best quality I’ve seen on the market). Anyway, she wanted me to make a […]

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  • Sarah J.

    I love this! Thanks for sharing- I am putting it at the top of my “to make” list. You are a brave girl hiding Liberty- but it totally shines through in the end!ReplyCancel

  • Beautifully done. I love this! I actually *am* a total AC fan (although I am waiting until I (finally!) get down to the size I’d like to be before I make something that takes that many hours…) but I would never have thought to hide patchwork between layers of knit (and Liberty at that?!) Although it would take longer to sew – this would be an excellent use of improv – pieced scraps…. hmmm
    (how did you baste your layers?)ReplyCancel

  • Your blanket is so pretty! I had caught a look over on IG when you were making the patchwork and never would’ve thought this was the plan. I’m really temped to try this out, did you have it in a hoop to stitch up and how did you transfer the images on to the knit?ReplyCancel

Alison Glass is revamping her quilt patterns and doing a series of mini patterns this January. They were unveiled at Market in Houston this past weekend, and I’m excited to show you two new versions of Opposites Attract and Shift!  I made a 20″ square version of Opposites Attract with a mix of Handcrafted prints […]

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  • Emily

    these are amazing! in fact i didn’t realize how amazing until i saw the very coordinated rainbow hand quilting on the back!!!!ReplyCancel

I have been on pins and needles waiting for Handcrafted II to come out. The moment it loaded onto Westwood Acres, I had a bundle in my cart! I’ve been trying to stay busy with custom orders, but as soon as they are finished, I’m chopping right into this! I haven’t posted any tutorials lately, […]

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