Autumn Floral Liberty Dress

I recently had a chance to have a whole day of sewing and at the end of a very happy day of sewing I’d made this Floral Liberty Dress. It was such a treat to sit at my sewing machine and sew for me.  I’m so often sewing until late at night finishing off a quilt project, so this felt a little decadent.  Sewing without pressure is always a lot of fun. I’ve teamed it up with a colourful cardigan but there are so many colours in the fabric that there are many colours you could choose.  It’s also really …

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Beautiful Liberty Blouse

Sara from the studio has had this Beautiful Liberty Blouse made for her and I wanted to share it with you.  It’s a really sweet blouse and I especially love the sleeve detail. Sara said that she has always loved Donna Leigh and really wanted something made from it.  She said “I have a blouse at home that I really love and wanted to replicate it”.  Sara had the top made for her by a lovely local lady called Jill Mooney from The Sewing Room.  She’s made it really well and Sara is really pleased with it. The fabric:  Donna …

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Festive Wiltshire Dress

This Festive Wiltshire Dress is the last of the series of projects by the lovely Lewes Sewing Bees.  Gill Nicholls has made this gorgeous dress using one of my exclusive Wiltshire fabrics. I love this dress.  It can be worn at the festive drinks parties or for the rest of the year for any special occasion.  Gill has certainly got her Christmas drinks party outfit sorted for this year.  It has spurred me on to get sewing for my Christmas outfit.  Thank you to the lovely Pauline from the studio for modelling it here.   I asked Gill a few …

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Liberty Kimono Jacket

Anna has made this super stylish Liberty Kimono Jacket using a gorgeous Liberty silk.  This jacket is perfect for a summer evening out.  It can be worn with jeans to create a casual yet smart look.  The shine and drape of the fabric really makes the garment shimmer and hang really beautifully. The fabric:  It’s called Juno’s Feather and is silk satin which drapes fabulously with a luminous high shine.  It’s edged with some silk left over from another project in a rather pretty colour.  If this silk isn’t to your taste then there are other Liberty silks too. The Liberty …

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Beautiful Betsy Dress

Beautiful Betsy Dress

The lovely Tracy Aplin (or Sewing Tracy as she is also known) has made this Beautiful Betsy Dress. The pattern Tracy has used for this Beautiful Betsy Dress is called Blitz by Sew La Di Da Vintage.  It’s a 1940’s style inspired dress.  The original pattern has an open neck and a Peter Pan collar.  Tracy changed the neckline to a curved edge and lost the collar which means it is a much simpler make. Tracy chose the new Alice Caroline Exclusive Betsy Pink Gold which looks really pretty and summery.  The gold in the fabric gives just a hint …

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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 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 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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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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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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