A New Liberty Summer Shift Dress

This was a fun dress to make, I’m really pleased with how it turned out. It’s Newlook (Simplicity) pattern 6022 style A. With a pleated neckline and small pleats at the top of the sleeves, it has an elasticated gather to cinch in the back and also as a detail on the sleeves, the perfect summer shift dress! Liberty Fabric: Angelica Garla Sewing tip: when sewing the binding to the neckline sew bias onto the wrong side (inside) of the dress first then fold over and edgestitch binding on the right side (outside) of dress. This makes it much easier …

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Liberty Print – Japanese Craft Book

I LOVE Japanese sewing/craft books, so I thought I’d start sharing my favourites with you! This one (possibly my all time favourite), is all about Liberty fabrics! It takes you through the designers & inspiration behind the collection (this one is from 2011) and also shows you what fashion labels are making with the season’s liberty prints. It also has sewing patterns for garments and accessories!! So much inspiration!

Liberty fabric stack

I was getting Liberty fabric fat quarters ready for the upcoming Festival of Quilts in August and I thought they looked rather lovely together in a pile! Liberty fabrics from top to bottom: Betsy Ann, Irma, Mitsi, Tresco C , Tresco A, Capel pink, Capel Turquoise, Wiltshire, Margaret Annie, Gustav and Otto (yellow swirls), Mitsi, Elysian, Jugendstil, Petal and Bud (from the new AW collection)