The Goings On

I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet this week! I had big garment sewing plans that got trumped when I decided to do a big destashing. I desperately need to make room in my studio, so I sold a bunch of fabric cuts and bundles on my Instagram destash account. There are still some available @meredith_destash if you are interested!



I’m a bit in-between projects at the moment. Once I finish up a large quilt top I’m working on to show you next week, I’m going to get back to those grand garment sewing plans of mine. I need some more church-wear that’s nursing friendly. I do so miss my My Belles, so I think I may give that pattern the button placket treatment. And while I’m at it, I’ll post a tutorial like the one I tried to explain just in words, but this time I’ll add pictures. I’m sure it will be useful to someone- and not just nursing ladies, but anyone who would want to add a button closure to a garment.

Also on my clothing agenda is to make some button down, oxford style shirts like my favorite JCrew Perfect shirts. They’re in constant rotation, and I’d love to be able to sport them in the fabric of my choice. Wish me luck on that endeavor. If I’m successful you’ll hear my squeals of joy around the world.


You know what else is on my mind? These Cotton + Steel basics. They’re kind of amazing, and I want all of them. There are like a bajillion collections coming out this month. What are you most excited to get your hands on?

I promise some more meaty, meaningful content soon!


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