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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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