Liberty Kimono Jacket

Lara from the studio has made this stunning Liberty Kimono Jacket using one of the Classic fabrics Decadent Blooms.  This is so beautiful and I love the way it drapes. I asked Lara abut the sewing project. Which pattern did you use? “I used a Simplicity pattern number 8968 and made view A.  I changed the pattern substantially though as I found it too full.  I removed the two front panels on the jacket which means it drapes better.  I put a facing on the collar and front opening as well as cuffs on the sleeves.  I felt that shortening …

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Beautiful Wiltshire Liberty Dress

Gill Nicholls from the ‘Lewes Sewing Bees’ has made this beautiful Wiltshire Liberty Dress.  It uses the ‘Mustard & Grey Wiltshire’ from my new exclusive collection.  It’s a lovely dress which can be worn for summer or between the seasons.   A big thank you to the lovely Louise from the Alice Caroline studio who is modelling the Wiltshire dress. I asked Gill about the make: Which pattern and fabric did you use and why? “I used the Merchant and Mills Ellis and Hattie pattern. I used the Ellis pattern with the higher waist and did the Hattie inset pockets. …

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Lake Octavia Liberty Top

Katherine from the office wanted to give her mum a beautiful Liberty Top for her birthday.  She doesn’t sew herself so asked Laura to make it for her.  The end result is simply stunning.  A fantastic fabric and pattern choice from Katherine and beautiful sewing by Laura. Katherine is modelling the beautiful top. Katherine told me a little about why she chose the fabric and pattern. What pattern did you use and why? “I’ve always wanted to give my mother something beautiful to wear in Liberty, having worked at Alice Caroline for a long time. I am not a dressmaker; …

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Liberty Sewing Organiser

The Liberty Sewing Organiser shown here today was made by Anne Commin from the Lewes Sewing Bees.  It’s always a bit of a surprise when we receive a project from one of the ‘Bees’.  This one was such fun to open as each layer revealed another joyful hand sewn item.    The sewing box is made using a food steamer and has been beautifully refurbished to include a stunning EPP (English Paper Piecing) lid.  This uses the Mitsi white on white as a background fabric with the exclusive mustard and greys collection fabrics as the sweet hexagons for decoration. When …

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Liberty Top With A Cute Collar

Anna JP from the office has made this really cute Liberty Top With A Cute Collar.  It’s made using one of our sale fabrics ‘Poppy’s Patchwork‘.   I asked Anna about the project. “Whilst amusing myself tidying up the long rolls in the studio one afternoon and wondering if any of the prints would work for a lightweight window screen, I felt a pull towards this small geometric print with the subtle yet clear summery colours. I decided to make a sleeveless top (not a window screen – but maybe that’ll come later), so went about finding a suitable pattern. …

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Liberty Boho Dress

I asked the ‘Lewes Sewing Bees’ if they would like to take on some sewing projects using my new exclusives. They were really keen and have come up with some gorgeous ideas.  The first of these projects is this beautiful Liberty Dress which uses all of the fabrics in my Exclusive Mustard and Grey collection. It’s made by Veronica Greenslade (@veronicalovingtosew on Instagram) and I love the cool hippy 70’s vibe that she’s created. I asked Veronica about the make:   1.  Which pattern did you use and why? “I was inspired by all the lovely tiered boho dresses that …

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Charity Liberty Quilts Made by The Dulwich Quilters

When I took a phone call from Jenny Strong earlier on this year asking if her quilting group ‘The Dulwich Quilters’ could make Charity Liberty Quilts for the Alice Caroline Quilt SOS project, I was delighted.  Jenny mentioned that one of the quilters in her group had sadly passed away last year and left a large Liberty fabric stash for them to use for charitable causes.  Sheila Conway’s fabric stash has been put to a fantastic use in these 7 stunning quilts which will be personally hand delivered to the children in Latvia later on this year. A couple of …

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Vintage Liberty Dress

I’m delighted to showcase this gorgeous Vintage Liberty Dress.  It’s made by Sue Shoesmith from the Lewes Sewing Bees and is the second summer sewing inspiration project.  I was so excited when Sue chose this fabric as I love Vintage Liberty fabrics.  We’ve got a few vintage Liberty fabrics at the moment – see them here. I asked Sue about the sewing project.     Why did you choose the fabric? “ I loved the strong blue and green in this Vintage Tana Lawn and  it reminded me of a dress I used to have.  It was a favourite which …

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Log Cabin Quilt in Liberty

Veronica Greenslade from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this completely gorgeous Log Cabin Quilt in Liberty.  Last year I asked the Lewes Sewing Bees if they would make some summer blog projects and they didn’t disappoint.  So, I thought I’d ask them again. This is the first of the beautiful things that the Bees have made.   Veronica talks about her quilt here. Why did you choose the fabrics? “I chose the pinks and greens because I thought they would make a fresh yet warm summer quilt to use in the garden, thrown over a bench or as a …

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Boys Liberty Shirt

Anna JP from the office has made this lovely Boys Liberty Shirt for her son Isaac.  It is a Walter/ Gilbert shirt for a very special year 6 leaver.  The shirt is made using fabrics from the new AW19 Aesthetic Renaissance collection. Anna talks about the make here: “As I write this (on July 19th) it is my younger son Isaac’s last week at his lovely local primary school, where both my sons have done a lot of their growing up over the past nine years. Among the many milestone-marking events going on this week, Isaac was quite excited about …

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