Liberty Linen Dress

Laura has made this beautiful Liberty Linen Dress.  She’s used ‘Irma’ Sycamore Linen which is one of my all time favourite Liberty prints.  It’s the print which epitomises the perfect English garden and looks beautiful on this summer dress. The fabric:  Irma is such a beautiful Liberty print with watercolour florals from the spring / summer 2013 collection.  It was printed to retain the exact brush strokes and the tiniest pencil marks.  Pretty drawn plants include euphorbia, poppies, astrantia and iberis which all blend together to create an etherial meadow.  The Sycamore Linen fabric base is even and smooth which …

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Gorgeous Liberty Table Runner

Anna JP in the office has created this gorgeous Liberty Table Runner.  She has made it using Liberty Tana Lawn ‘Thorpe’.  As usual, when a new project comes in, there is a lot of admiration from everyone in the studio.  It’s a perfectly fitted table runner using a lovely colourful fabric that compliments Anna’s living space really well. Here’s what Anna said about the Liberty Table Runner: “I wanted to use up the last medium-sized bit of Thorpe which I bought in the remnant sale.  My first thoughts were to make a garment but felt the colours didn’t work for me. …

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Lovely Liberty Top

Laura has made this rather Lovely Liberty Top from one of our Liberty sale fabrics.    Laura has designed and made her own pattern for this Lovely Liberty Top.  She studied fashion and textile design in Sydney, Australia.  This is where she learnt to make her own dress making patterns.  I asked her how she decides on the final pattern.  “I combined all of my favourite elements of the clothes in my wardrobe and traced the main shape around an existing top.  The whole point of pattern making is that you can adjust a style to perfectly suit you and …

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Liberty Rainbow Quilt

I’ve been wanting to put a Liberty Rainbow Quilt kit together for ages.  Claire and I got chatting and we put some colours and fabrics together. Claire from the studio has made it. Isn’t it gorgeous?  It’s a 2.5 inch strip quilt which is made using the ‘Quilt As you Go’ technique.   Claire makes our kits for the Sewing Quarter, for supplying the Liberty of London store and our own website.  She puts all of the colours together for charm packs and jelly rolls too.  In her words “I love working at Alice Caroline”.  Claire classes herself as an …

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Liberty Quilt SOS Progress

I thought that you might like some Liberty Quilt SOS Progress news for 2018.  I launched our 2018 project back in January and, so far its going really well.  Our lovely Alice Caroline customers have already pledged over 40 quilts.  We need 66 quilts in total so are getting close!  Some of the quilters have sent pictures of their quilt progress and I would like to share these with you.  These are not finished quilts but you can see how fabulous they are going to be. I’ve been sent some rather lovely pictures from the ‘Lewes Sewing Bees’.  They have …

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Summery Liberty Top

A rather lovely Summery Liberty Top has been made by Anna JP from the Alice Caroline office.  She has used a lovely print called Archive Lilac and had us all swooning when she arrived in the office today. Anna says “I used the Simplicity pattern 8601 and chose this particular fabric as it is summery and fresh without being too girly or nightdress-ish.  The pattern and fabric cutting took about two hours, partly as this is the first time I’ve used this pattern, and partly because I went for the bias cut version of the top. Sewing it took about …

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New Fabrics Launch – Cotton & Steel & Moda

I have a New Fabrics Launch!  I thought you might like to see some other gorgeous fabrics from ‘Cotton and Steel’ and ‘Moda’.  I’ve chosen these both to blend with your sewing projects and, well,  just because I love them!   There are just so many fabrics out there today, but these are some of the ones that have caught my eye.   There are pretty and delicately patterned white on white Moda fabrics.  The patterns range from birds, flowers and leaves to snowflakes so will compliment many projects.  The delicate patterned background lifts the fabric in a lovely gentle …

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Liberty Luggage Loveliness

Liberty Luggage Loveliness has arrived!  I’ve been planning these ever since I had the amazing stash of vintage fabrics last year.  I know a great company in India who use offcuts of fabrics to make really cool stuff. They work sustainably and ethically with a loyal team to make these lovely passport holders and luggage tags. I have chosen a selection of lovely vintage Liberty fabrics along with those of a more modern design.  Lovers of vintage Ianthe, Wiltshire and Dante will swoon at the thought.  I am planning on adding to my summer wardrobe with the vintage Dante so …

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Liberty Cottage Garden Collection

I have recently received the latest Liberty Cottage Garden collection.  These quilting cottons have been designed especially people who love to quilt.  I am really delighted to showcase ‘The Cottage Garden’ collection.   Inspired by the beautiful villages of Buckinghamshire where Arthur Liberty (Liberty’s founder) escaped from his London city life. English thatched cottage gardens burst with colourful floral displays.  The Liberty design studio has taken inspiration from archive prints and redrawn beautiful flowers such as forget me nots, bluebells and anemones.   The colour palettes include warm dusty pinks, coral tones mixed with lavender, denim and cornflower blues. Liberty have commissioned some quilt …

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Liberty Raincoat – Bring on the April Showers!

Laura has been really busy and made this rather lovely Liberty Raincoat.  She’s used our matt coated PVC Felix & Isabelle fabric. Laura LOVES the snow!  She comes from Sydney and has come to work at Alice Caroline recently.  Laura doesn’t ever get snow in Sydney and has loved being in England this winter – a proper winter she calls it!  Laura squeals every time it snows which has been quite a lot recently.  This is our view from the top of the hill on our lunchtime walks we often do.  Needless to say, it doesn’t take much to get us all …

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