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Liberty Bralet – Elm House

Lucy from the studio’s daughter has made this really sweet Liberty Bralet using the left over scraps from her amazing dress.  This is equally as brilliant a sewing job – the fabric works really well for this garment and Darcey’s pattern matching has been well thought through and executed really well!   The fabric is called Elm House in the B colourway.  It is inspired by William Morris’s ‘Honeysuckle’ design and this new version shows primulas and fritillaries painted in soft watercolour.  It’s from the Liberty ‘Private View’ collection from AW20. Lucy and Darcey told me about the make: Which …

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Liberty Japanese Bag

Anne Commin from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this gorgeous Liberty Japanese Bag using fabrics from my exclusive Liberty Butterfly Garden collection.  It’s full reversible with a lovely patchwork on one side and then the large print Anna’s Garden Teal on the other.  I love reversible bags as you can match to whatever you are wearing on that particular day.   I asked Anne about the sewing project:   Where did you get the inspiration to make this lovely bag? “I’ve just completed a Japanese quilt which was a whole new fabric adventure. This has inspired me to make …

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Alice Caroline Quilt BOMs 2021

Alice Caroline Quilt BOMs 2021 – The Flower Garden Quilt and The Chocolate Box Quilt  I am delighted to launch our two brand new Quilt Blocks of the Month made using beautiful Liberty fabric.  ‘The Flower Garden Quilt BOM’ and the ‘Chocolate Box Quilt BOM’ are now available to buy here.  Flower Garden Quilt – English Paper Pieced Inspired by my garden this year, my new Flower Garden Quilt showcases all the beauty of the English garden. My garden, through the seasons has had gorgeous, bright and happy tulips, cornflowers, salvia, cosmos, dahlias and sweet peas.  Liberty fabrics design so many beautiful …

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Mustard & Grey Liberty Quilt

One of our lovely customers June Clark has made this beautiful Mustard & Grey Liberty Quilt.  She’s given us permission to show you some of her quilting which is super exciting.  It’s all hand pieced and there are 1,600 two inch squares.  It’s so beautiful and has a vintage Liberty fabric hidden inside the piecing too.  I love the colours June has chosen – they go perfectly together.   June told us a little bit about her quilt: “I first made a log cabin quilt from fabric I had –  that took so little time that I started on this …

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Quilted Liberty Jacket

Gill Nicholls from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this stunning Quilted Liberty Jacket.  She’s used Anna’s Garden Teal from my exclusive ‘Butterfly Garden’ collection and has lined it with Plain Light Pink Tana Lawn.  I thoroughly enjoyed modelling this beautiful jacket and quite fancy making one myself!  I asked Gill about the project.     Why did you choose the fabric? “I chose Anna’s garden fabric because it was a stunning large print with gorgeous colours. A quilted jacket seemed a good choice although the fabric would look amazing as many different garments.”     Which pattern did you …

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Liberty Wiltshire Blouse

Cristina Emslie from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this beautiful Liberty Wiltshire Blouse using one of our Alice Caroline Exclusive colourways.  It’s called Wiltshire Blueberry and looks really pretty in this top.  I asked Cristine about the make.     Why did you choose the fabric? “When I first saw the exclusives, the one that caught my attention was the one Gill used for her jacket (Anna’s Garden Teal – project coming up next week) and I wanted to make a pair of pjs with it. I was a bit slow at showing my preference and when we were …

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Beautiful Quilts

Last week, one of our amazing customers, Bridget Thorn brought in these beautiful quilts for our Quilt SOS project.  Bridget has been a wonderful supporter of our Quilt SOS project so I thought it would be great to find out about her quilting and sewing history.     How did you start out sewing and how long have you been a quilter for?   “My mother always made our clothes and as I was the youngest of three girls, she usually ran out of time to finish mine.  So, if I wanted something new, it was better that I learnt …

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Gorgeous Liberty Nightdress

Susanna Burton from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this Gorgeous Liberty Nightdress.  It uses the Felicite Lilac from my new Exclusive ‘Butterfly Garden’ collection.  The finished result is simply beautiful and will be a delight to wear.  I think I would swan around in it all day too if I could!  Thank you so much Susanna for sharing your beautiful project with us.   I asked Susanna about her gorgeous make.   We love your nightdress – which pattern did you choose and why? “Butterick B5792 as I thought the ruffle neckline was very pretty and would add interest.” …

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Beautiful Liberty Table Runner

I’m showcasing another one of the Lewes sewing Bees projects this week – this beautiful Liberty Table Runner has been made by Anne Commin (you can see her on @anagrananne on Instagram).  She’s used a selection of fabrics from the ‘Butterfly Garden’ exclusive collection.   I absolutely love the use of Anna’s Garden Teal – a hint in the binding and leaves on the table runner front, then beautifully backed in it too.  The softer colours of Felicite, Danjo, Mini Edenham, Strawberry Thief and two Wiltshire colour ways from the collection are perfect for the apples.      Anne tells …

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Butterflies & Buds Liberty Quilt

Veronica Greenslade from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this stunning Butterflies & Buds Liberty Quilt using the new Alice Caroline Exclusive ‘Butterfly Garden Collection’.   This gorgeous quilt showcases the ‘Butterfly Garden’ (reminiscent of an English Garden) perfectly with appliquéd butterflies coming out of a beautiful vase of flowers.     I asked Veronica about the quilt:   We love your ‘Bud and Butterflies Quilt’ – how did you come up with the design? “Once I knew these Exclusives were called the Butterfly Garden Collection and a butterfly was going to feature on the Betsy print I knew butterflies and …

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