Liberty Cathedral Classic Cushions

I am delighted to showcase these stunning Liberty Cathedral Classic Cushions.  These beautiful Cathedral window cushions have been made by Suzanne Campion, one of the lovely Alice Caroline customers.  Suzanne is a firm supporter of the Quilt SOS project and so far, has made many quilts for us to take to new worthy homes.  She stepped in at the last minute last year to make lots of extra quilts so that each child would receive one in Vilnius, Lithuania – thank you so much Suzanne! Suzanne told me a little about herself and her sewing journey.  “My Gran taught me to …

Read moreLiberty Cathedral Classic Cushions

Liberty Irma Top

The lovely Sarah from the studio has made this lovely Liberty Irma Top.  It’s made using Liberty linen.  The pattern is New look K6163.  It’s a really simple pattern and an easy make.  This top has 3 pattern pieces and straight forward seams which are interfaced so it’s only a few hours of cutting and sewing.   The back detail of the Liberty Irma Top.  Sarah chose a pre made button from our stash at Alice Caroline.  You can use embroidery thread to finish this detail if you prefer which makes the task even quicker.   Linen is lovely to …

Read moreLiberty Irma Top

Lovely Liberty Maxi Skirt

Anna JP is taking over the blog today as she has made this rather lovely Liberty Maxi Skirt in one of the new fabrics from the new Palace Garden collection.  Over to her. With the launch of the new AW18 collection I was really happy to be asked to make something to showcase one of the beautiful new prints. As I’ve already got a lot of patterned tops I wanted to try a skirt this time. Being in a bit of a rush, I decided to work out a pattern myself rather than wait for one to arrive in the …

Read moreLovely Liberty Maxi Skirt

New Fabric Collection by Liberty – AW18

I am dreaming of A Palace Garden with this New Fabric Collection by Liberty for the autumn / winter 2018.  The collection is now available. This collection has been inspired by Eltham Palace in London.   The mix of Art Deco glamour and traditional English style creates a collection filled with rhythm, colour and surprise.  We have been playing around with inspiring fat quarter bundles in the Alice Caroline studio. Eltham Palace is a former royal residence in South East London used by Tudor kings and queens dating back to the 14th century. In 1933 the palace was revived by new owners, …

Read moreNew Fabric Collection by Liberty – AW18

It’s a Liberty Glenjade Day

It’s a Liberty Glenjade kind of a day today.  Claire and Hils in the studio have been busy sewing this week.  Take a look at what they have made! Claire has made a lovely jumpsuit from Glenjade I using The Poppy Playsuit pattern from Simply Sewing Magazine (Issue 16). Claire lengthened the pattern to make a full length playsuit which needed a little extra fabric.  Glenjade is a really nice fabric pattern.  It’s not too overpowering and the small scale print is cute.  Claire loves blues and says that most of her clothes are blue.  She put elastic on the …

Read moreIt’s a Liberty Glenjade Day

Liberty Quilts Are Arriving!

Liberty Quilts are arriving!  Everyone in the studio gets really excited when a quilt sized parcel arrives.  We eagerly sign for the precious cargo and then carefully (trying really hard not to tear anything on the way in) unwrap the quilt. For those of you who don’t know, the lovely Alice Caroline customers have been busily making quilts for our Quilt SOS project.     This beautiful light and dark blue squares quilt was made by Kay Edwards using the Pennsylvanian (or Irish chain) block.  It’s beautifully crafted and so accurately sewn.  The dark blue gives a strong frame to …

Read moreLiberty Quilts Are Arriving!

Exclusive Liberty Fabric Collection by Alice Caroline

I am delighted to announce the new Exclusive Liberty Fabric Collection by Alice Caroline.   I’ve been working in collaboration with the Liberty design studio for some time now to create a stunning new range of fabrics, exclusive to us here at Alice Caroline. My Exclusive Liberty Fabric Collection comprises of 12 beautiful and popular Liberty prints which have been recoloured to create a stunning Liberty rainbow in dusty tones.  The rainbow tones in this new collection are really pretty soft pastels that still have the hallmark of strong Liberty design and colour.  In addition to this, I couldn’t resist adding a …

Read moreExclusive Liberty Fabric Collection by Alice Caroline

Liberty Summer Top

Here’s a lovely Liberty Summer Top made using Archive Lilac.  Anna JP from the office has been sewing again.  The lure of being surrounded by so many fabrics is so tempting.  It is such fun to see what people bring in after a weekend of sewing. Here’s what Anna JP said about her Liberty Summer Top.  “Following my success making a floaty tie-sleeve top in the teal Archive Lilac, I was keen to see if I could modify the pattern to make a simpler top.  I also really loved the coral version of the fabric and couldn’t resist the idea …

Read moreLiberty Summer Top

Liberty BBQ Cover – A Sizzling Summer Project

I’ve got some Liberty oilcloth in stock and we were thinking about what we could make from it. Anna JP came up with this fabulous Liberty BBQ Cover.  She’s used the Manning oilcloth which looks really great in her garden.  I’ve asked her to tell you about the sewing project below. About the Liberty BBQ Cover project, Anna says “I had been thinking about practical uses for the darker patterns of our oilcloth for some time, and decided to see if the green Manning fabric would work in the garden. A table-cloth, contrast-sided floor cushion, or barbecue cover all seemed …

Read moreLiberty BBQ Cover – A Sizzling Summer Project

Creative Juices A Flowing – Liberty Project Ideas

With the launch of our SALE of  Liberty long sample swatches, I thought we needed to give you some Liberty Project Ideas to go with them.  Small pieces of Liberty fabric are brilliant. There are a million things you could do with them.  Raw edge appliqué, cushions, scarf making or use them for patchwork.  The list is endless. Here are a few Liberty Project Ideas:  Anna JP has made this key box using some leftover fabric from her table runner project.  She’s painted the box a colour to complement the fabric. She’s used Thorpe which is so pretty.  It’s a really simple …

Read moreCreative Juices A Flowing – Liberty Project Ideas