Lovely Liberty Maxi Skirt

Anna JP is taking over the blog today as she has made this rather lovely Liberty Maxi Skirt in one of the new fabrics from the new Palace Garden collection.  Over to her. With the launch of the new AW18 collection I was really happy to be asked to make something to showcase one of the beautiful new prints. As I’ve already got a lot of patterned tops I wanted to try a skirt this time. Being in a bit of a rush, I decided to work out a pattern myself rather than wait for one to arrive in the …

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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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Liberty Raincoat – Bring on the April Showers!

Laura has been really busy and made this rather lovely Liberty Raincoat.  She’s used our matt coated PVC Felix & Isabelle fabric. Laura LOVES the snow!  She comes from Sydney and has come to work at Alice Caroline recently.  Laura doesn’t ever get snow in Sydney and has loved being in England this winter – a proper winter she calls it!  Laura squeals every time it snows which has been quite a lot recently.  This is our view from the top of the hill on our lunchtime walks we often do.  Needless to say, it doesn’t take much to get us all …

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Liberty Easter Eggs Project

Laura in the studio has been busy making these super beautiful Liberty Easter Eggs She has made them using muted pretty pastel colours all in gorgeous Liberty florals.  They make perfect little Easter gifts filled with yummy chocolate eggs.  This is a really easy and quick project to make.  She’s also made a pretty Easter basket and box.  See below for the tutorial of how to make them. Liberty Easter Eggs You will need: Cardboard eggs from a craft shop.  We bought a pack of two of approximately 15cm x 9cm and 12cm x 8cm.  You can either use solid …

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Sweet Liberty Quilt

When the editor of Popular Patchwork Emma Kennedy asked me to make a quilt to feature in the magazine, I couldn’t resist this new Sweet Liberty Quilt design.  Emma gave me a lovely colour palette to work from and this bright and fun design is the finished quilt.  I tried out lots of different thoughts and designs in the making of this quilt but love this contemporary look. The design is based around making triangles of different sizes in bright and colourful Liberty fabrics combined with this fun newsprint fabric.  I’ve had the newsprint fabric for a while now and …

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Liberty Christmas Cards – How To

I’ve made some pretty Liberty Christmas cards this week which are so simple and yet super pretty.  Once you have your supplies, each card takes minutes to make. You will need: Liberty Christmas fabric which you can buy here.  I suggest buying fat quarters of each of your favourite fabrics.  (Each regular Liberty FQ will make around 12 cards). Ready made cards and envelopes (I have used 135mm finished card size but you can choose your favourite size) Glue (I’ve used Coccoina which you can buy here) Christmas stamps and ink pad which you can buy in most crafting shops. …

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I’m Dreaming of a Liberty Christmas

I really am dreaming of a Liberty Christmas this year.  I absolutely love the festive season and can’t wait to cover my home in Liberty fabrics through one craft project or another.  I’ve got several Liberty Christmas craft projects lined up to share with you over the next few weeks.  I thought I would start with the Liberty Christmas baubles project so you can start with decorating your tree. I’ve made versions of these baubles before, but they are so popular that I’ve made fresh ones this year.  I’ve gone even bigger this year and I’ve also filmed a video …

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