Category Archives: Cotton + Steel

Recently DuckaDilly asked me to put together a curated bundle of Liberty prints for them. You can imagine I went back and forth deciding if I should. Kidding. I said yes in three seconds. I spent the better portion of a night on their site and came out with a deep, moody bundle that’s perfect…

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I tried out a new pattern recently called La Parisienne en Été by Louis Antoinette. I got my pattern from Jones & Vandermeer, who I believe is the only US stockist of this brand (I happen to know they are also having a 10% off sale while they are on vacation). I’ll show you the first…

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I am so excited about this project! I’ve been bursting to share it with you. My latest tutorial for Janome is the Book Report Skirt. Its a project that is perfect for anyone with basic sewing experience, and while it is a garment, I want all my quilters out there to know, this is as…

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Today marks the beginning of our school year. Layla started second grade, and I’m starting preschool with Wallace. I am endeavoring to be as organized as possible this year because I know my kids thrive under the structure, and also because it leaves me feeling less like I’m constantly drowning. Layla is continuing a classical…

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I was recently asked by a long time client to make some matching dresses for her two girls, eight in all. The first six were made pretty quickly, and were such fun to put together! The last two however, required some element of patience because the fabric (Betsy Lemonade), which is exclusive to a shop…

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Welcome to Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I'm Meredith and this is my creative journal. Here you'll find loads of inspiration for a handmade wardrobe, home decor, bags, and quilts. I even have plenty of projects and tutorials to get you started or help you along the way. 

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