Liberty Sewing Projects

Anna JP has been using the Liberty darks small pieces pack to make more Liberty Sewing Projects.  I absolutely love this gorgeous tea cosy.  Maybe it is an English tradition, but a tea cosy means that you can make a pot of tea (which always tastes better than dipping a tea bag into a mug) and drink several cups at the right temperature.     Anna JP says “This is made by sewing parallel strips of different widths, which are then joined together into an irregular pattern. I tried to balance out the prints so that my preferred ones took …

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Liberty Scraps Cushion

Anna JP from the office has been making a beautiful Liberty Scraps Cushion.  It uses small pieces of Liberty fabric in a really simple design.  I love the fabrics she has put together.  The lovely grey piping detail around the edge of the cushion finishes it off beautifully too.   Anna JP talks about her sewing project. “I just love the collection of prints in our “darks” small pieces pack. On their own, the prints in these packs might seem a little uninspired, but curated together they really work.    I really wanted to see if I could make something …

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Perfect English Paper Piecing

I love Perfect English Paper Piecing and have recently become quite obsessed with the technique.  I’ve designed a few projects for the Sewing Quarter.  Dawn from the studio decided to make her own version of the Snowflake Quilt that I designed for them.  She saw it as an excellent way to use up left over fabrics.  I never waste any Liberty fabric – it’s far too beautiful to throw any away.  EPP is such a versatile way of using it up. I asked Dawn about her Perfect English Paper Piecing.  “I’ve not done EPP before.  I’ve made some granny’s flowers …

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Liberty Ultimate Shift Dress – Sew Over It Pattern

Laura has made a Liberty Ultimate Shift Dress using the Sew Over It pattern.  She has used a fabric that I really love –  Yoshie – which is available in a few really pretty colour ways.  The fabric is on sale at the moment too which is great news – makes it a little cheaper.  I’ve been really excited about these Sew Over It patterns coming in.  Lots of us are beavering away at making various clothes using them. Laura talks about the make here.  “Moving from season to season I find I completely forget how to wear my clothes. Does …

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New Dress Patterns – Deer and Doe

I love it when I find New Dress Patterns that I like.  I’ve been using the same few dress pattern for a number of years and so have been looking for a new design.  I wore this dress to Liberty earlier on this year when Anna and I visited to have a ‘behind the scenes’  meeting to see some of the original paintings from the new AW2019 collection.  More about that in July when the new collection is launched.  This pattern from Deer and Doe is called Sureau (which means elderberry in French). I’m really pleased with the finished dress …

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Gorgeous Liberty Dress

Laura from the office has made this Gorgeous Liberty Dress.  She’s used the Strawberry Thief fabric from the new 40th classics anniversary collection.  It’s the same fabric as Annie’s dress last week.  Both are really cute and work really well in this fabric. I asked Laura about the sewing project.  She said “I fell in love with the green, teal and coral colours of this new Strawberry Thief print and just knew it would make a lovely dress! But what kind of dress, I wondered… It had to be a something simple that didn’t take away from the detailed print …

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Beautiful Strawberry Thief Dress

Sarah from the studio has made this beautiful Strawberry Thief Dress from one of the new 40th Classics fabrics.  She has made it for her daughter Annie who is a huge fan of the Strawberry Thief design.  Annie has excellent taste.   The fabric chosen is Strawberry Thief A from the new celebratory classics collection.  The pattern is New Look 6444 using view D.  It’s the same pattern as Gwen’s jumpsuit from last week.  The top half of the design is the same on both views with a different bottom half.  It creates a very different look for two sisters using the …

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A Liberty Jumpsuit for Gwen

Sarah from the studio has made this gorgeous Liberty Jumpsuit for her daughter Gwen.  Gwen chose the pattern and fabric – both are great choices. Gwen said “I chose the fabric because I loved the colour and pale blue is really in this season.    This is a really pretty way of wearing pale blue.  I also love the off the shoulder frill of the pattern design.  Jumpsuits are fashionable too at the moment.” The fabric chosen is Capel C and the pattern is New Look 6444 using view A.  Sarah said “The pattern was really simple and easy to …

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Strawberry Thief Knot Bag

The lovely Dawn from the studio has made this Strawberry Thief Knot Bag to match her gorgeous UGG boots.  She has used the colourway  Strawberry Thief L.   I asked Dawn about the sewing project.  “I really liked the look of Alice’s knot bag pattern and it was easy to decide on the fabric.  Strawberry Thief L matches my Ugg boots and a little scarf I made a few months ago! I lined the bag in plain Tana Lawn in black which was a practical choice. I just made a couple of tweaks to the pattern by adding a little …

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Liberty Wide Leg Trousers

Anna has made these Liberty Wide Leg Trousers using the new fabric ‘Painted Journey‘.  I absolutely love wide leg trousers and these ones certainly stand out.  They are slightly crazy but we all love them in the studio.   Everyone has had a go at trying them on. Anna went away over the Christmas break with the fabric to make these.  When it came to the final fitting of the trousers, Christmas eating meant that she couldn’t quite do the zip up when trying on.  She’s been obsessively running ever since!  On photography day, she just about managed to squeeze into …

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