Category Archives: Garment Sewing

Rae, mastermind and artist over at Made by Rae, asked if I would like to sew with some of her new knit collection from Cloud 9, Sidewalk. Of course I said yes! I love her designs and her style, period, but I really waned to give this organic cotton knit a go.  When it arrived […]

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  • I agree Rae does have gorgeous fabric and this school bus design is adorable! Your kids are so adorable agreeing to pose for you and they look thrilled with their new duds :)ReplyCancel

  • Elisabeth

    I made pajamas out of the Sidewalk fabric for Christmas this year and it was such a dream to sew. The whole time I was making them I kept thinking “I need to buy more of this!”ReplyCancel

  • […] over at Olivia Jane Handcrafted made such sweet coordinating Bus Stop outfits for her two older kids. This is just one of the […]ReplyCancel

I think we can all relate the life things not going as we hope, plan, or expect. I suppose looking at it optimistically, one would point out that the unexpected things are what make life interesting and help us to grow. I didn’t plan to ever spend eight weeks apart from my best friend and […]

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  • Cynthia Palm

    Great post, Mere! The dress is darling, and it’s great that you have a open heart to hear your daughter, even after you went through the time, energy and cost to make it. I appreciate and am personally encouraged in my own motherhood by your candor.ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    I love this post. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the best lessons in life are often learned the hard way…so thank you for the reminder!ReplyCancel

  • I am very encouraged by your post. I am just getting ready to make my first blog post. During the sermon on Sunday a very important point was made: “Flaunt your imperfections” None of us are perfect!ReplyCancel

The past week has been spent trying to get into a groove that will work until moving time rolls around. Now that the sickness is out of our house, I think we are sort of getting there. Sort of. I’ve wrapped up my latest batch of custom orders with the Unicorn pillows, and after doing some packing […]

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  • Love this blouse! You did a beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • If you did ever make a plain version you could use some of those liberty scraps for the pocket to give you a pop of liberty for fun.ReplyCancel

  • I love your blouse – I’m in blouse making mode myself these days getting ready for summer (I’m in Canada so it’s a ways away but never too early to get ready!) and sleeveless is my favourite for summer blouses. I love this print too – Liberty does cotton like most others do silk :)ReplyCancel

Sunday marked the beginning of a long transition. Justin left at 1am to travel to our new place in Tennessee. Going into it, its all been so fast, but I knew it would be incredibly hard. The longest I’ve been apart from him was when he was working six days a week doing two full […]

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  • i love that blouse! i am going to have to look into making it. all the prints you chose are adorable. i’m glad you have sewing to keep you busy during this transition. xo.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Hang in there! I’m rooting for you.ReplyCancel

  • emily

    you’re a rock star!!!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith I just had to say how much I LOVED your blouse. Beautiful fabric choice to go with that pattern. I’ve been in blouse making mode myself over the past couple of months so I’ve been looking out for more ideas re patterns and fabric. There is nothing so nice to wear when the weather is hot than a light, crisp clean cotton top!ReplyCancel

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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  • that is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    That is beautiful! The fabric is perfect for the dress.
    I love the Oliver + S bubble dress. My daughter has one more year before she sizes out of it – I will have to make her at least one more! I might try adding the flat piping like you did, that is a nice detail.ReplyCancel