My Mum made this beautiful dress in Tresco fabric for a wedding in Barcelona (Congratulations Gareth and Emily!). With capped sleeves, darts at the front sides and at the back and a long zip in the back it’s a smart, fitted summer dress. She used New Look Pattern 6095 and added a lining. Fabric: Tresco by Liberty of London.
“Reading” German Vogue with a view, Damüls, Austria.
I had a lovely afternoon tea at Cafe Liberty on the 2nd Floor at Liberty London. Decorated in a classic Morris-esque style, the Cafe is in keeping with their fabulous Tudor style building. They do offer full afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes and everything – I resisted this time! Details : Cafe Liberty
Big Ben, Westminster, London on Saturday. Liberty of London fabrics: Mitsi, Mitsi Valeria, Phoebe.
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 …
Amazing English cherries I just picked from my mum’s garden! (last year there were none!) Liberty fabric: Mitsi
The roses are in bloom at last! Summer is on its way……………… David Austin Roses, Cécile Brunner, The Generous Gardener, Mortimer Sackler & one I can’t remember-sorry! Liberty fabric Mitsi Valeria.
I’ve been busy cutting 2.5″ charm squares today (2520 of them!) 1. Select 36 different Liberty prints. 2. Cut with new die cutter (discover is slower & gives less tidy a finish than rotary cutter so go back to the old ways!). 3. Package prettily!
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!
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)