Lucy from the studio has made this Beautiful Liberty Blouse using one of the Liberty patterns – The Rosanna Ruffle Top. I absolutely love to see what other people make using Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics as it’s so varied. This is gorgeous.
“For me this fabric has just the right amount of Autumnal inspired drama; the deep russet red and bold, warm gold are balanced out by subtle hints of smoky grey, all lit up by that stunning blue. I think it really captures the feeling of a sunny Autumn afternoon.
It’s no secret that I like a frill so I decided to use Liberty’s pattern for the Rosanna Ruffle Top. It’s a lovely pattern with several style and finish options which makes it a great investment for future re-use. I found that this was a pretty quick and straightforward make, with the instructions guiding me smoothly through the potential challenge of a v-set frill. I chose to simplify things further still by omitting the cuffs and fastenings and finishing the sleeves with elastic instead, as although I think these cuffs look really beautiful, I do like to be able to push my sleeves up while I’m working!”
“I was a little concerned that the neckline might be too high for me, so whilst the pattern asks you to make a neckband, I decided to cut out a very simple facing instead. This way the finished neckline sits a little lower on my version.
I have to admit that having not worn a frilled blouse quite like this one since the 1980s I was slightly worried how I would feel about wearing this finished project. It turns out I should have just trusted the genius of a perfectly proportioned and bang up to date pattern design and the silky softness of Tana Lawn. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out and I already have my eye on some other fabrics to make myself another one!”