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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Summery Liberty Top

A rather lovely Summery Liberty Top has been made by Anna JP from the Alice Caroline office.  She has used a lovely print called Archive Lilac and had us all swooning when she arrived in the office today. Anna says “I used the Simplicity pattern 8601 and chose this particular fabric as it is summery and fresh without being too girly or nightdress-ish.  The pattern and fabric cutting took about two hours, partly as this is the first time I’ve used this pattern, and partly because I went for the bias cut version of the top. Sewing it took about …

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Lovely Liberty Dresses

Anna and I have been really busy making lovely Liberty dresses.  We have lots of fun in the studio discussing which Liberty dress we are going to make next.  I always try to make at least one from each new Liberty collection.  I’ve made this one in Ebru from the new autumn winter 2017 collection.  We had a little trip to London a few weeks ago which is always a good excuse to show off a new Liberty dress. This is my go to dress.  I make this one a lot as it really suits my figure.  Every time I …

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Beautiful Vintage Liberty Dress

I absolutely LOVE making my own clothes and this beautiful vintage Liberty dress was no exception!  It’s made from one of my all-time favourite Liberty fabrics – Carline D.  The vintage 1950’s look and feel of this dress is really lovely and can we worn for day or evening wear.  You can add a petticoat underneath to make it fuller and give it greater effect if that’s the look you would like. I have quite a selection of beautiful Liberty dresses in my wardrobe now and this is one of my favourites.  I have always loved this Liberty fabric and …

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Cinderella Liberty Dress – Made With Stunning Irma Fabric

So, we have finally made the Cinderella Liberty Dress with the simply stunning Liberty Irma fabric.  We have been planning these for such a long time (well ever since the Disney film came out last year) and they have finally been made, worn, loved and whirled and twirled in.  The dress is seen in some of the early scenes in the Disney film when Cinderella is growing up – we spotted the Liberty Irma fabric immediately! The Making:  Anna and I have had such fun making these beautiful dresses for our little girls – yes we have been sewing whilst …

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Pretty Liberty Top

Sarah from the studio has been sewing again – she’s made this pretty Liberty top.  We love Liberty tops here and it’s a common thing on a Monday to see a new top in the studio from at least one of us.  Whenever a new collection comes in we pour through the fabrics to see what would make a nice top. I think you’ll agree that this one is lovely – I’ve always loved Archive Lilac from the Alice In Wonderland spring / summer 2015 collection.  It took Sarah only a couple of hours to make which means you can …

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Liberty Pony Dress for Annabel

Last weekend, I made this really quick Liberty Pony Dress for my daughter’s friend Annabel.  It was her ninth birthday (Happy Birthday Annabel!) and there’s no better present than a home made one. The fabric:   This is one of my absolute favourite Liberty designs and is always really popular with little girls.  It is Annabel’s favourite Liberty fabric too, so it was an easy choice to make and perfect for this Liberty pony dress.  It’s called Emolly Can Can and is an amazing Liberty print with ponies and carousels.  See if you can spot the different Liberty prints in …

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Easy Sew Liberty Tops – In Sew Magazine

When Sew Magazine contacted me to say they needed some fabric to make beautiful Easy Sew Liberty Tops – of course I said yes.  You can never have too much Liberty and I love to see what other people are going to make from some of the many fabrics I have in the studio here. Sew Magazine are giving away this free pattern in their June edition so pick up a copy to make yourself a lovely Liberty top in, what they claim, an hour.  It’s dressmaking for beginners or if you are an experienced one looking for a quick …

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Sweet Liberty Top – Japanese Inspired ‘Yoshi’

My Sweet Liberty Top – I loved my last Painter’s Meadow Liberty top (see January Blog) so much that I decided to make another in one of the beautiful fabrics from the new Contemporary Classics collection!  You can never have too many sweet Liberty tops! This time I’ve made the top from Yoshi which is a much loved Liberty fabric, originally designed for the seasonal Autumn / Winter 2010 collection.  It’s been brought back in the Contemporary Classics Collection as part of some of the most popular Liberty prints which have been re-launched in new colour ways.   I’m loving that …

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Lovely Liberty Top – Painter’s Meadow

I have made a really Lovely Liberty Top for you to see today: It’s made using a really simple pattern and only took me an afternoon to make.  That’s great news if you are stuck for something to wear on a night out as I was last week! This top works really well for a casual look in the daytime for the spring or could be dressed up with some sparkly jewellery for an evening out.  This makes it really versatile which is fantastic for the wardrobe.  The fabric I’ve chosen is from the brand new Spring / Summer 2016 …

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