Liberty Dress in Mitsi Mustard

It’s time for the second of the ‘Lewes Sewing Bee’ projects.  Sue Shoesmith has made this beautiful Liberty Dress in my exclusive Mitsi Mustard.   It’s got such a lovely vintage feel from the combination of the fabric and pattern.  I love this dress so much.  The neck line is lovely and has a vintage vibe.     The Fabric: Exclusive Mustard and Grey Mitsi.  I absolutely love Mitsi as it reminds me of Sakura cherry blossoms in Japan. I really love travelling and Japan holds a special place in my heart.  Also, at the same time as I was …

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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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Beautiful Blue Liberty Dress

This Beautiful Blue Liberty Dress has been made for your summer sewing inspiration by Gill Nicholls.  I asked the lovely Lewes Sewing Bees to use their vast sewing knowledge to come up with some summer sewing projects.  I love the results. This dress uses the Merchant and Mills ‘Ellis and Hattie’ pattern.  This version is the Ellis dress but the pattern comes with the alternative Hattie style.  It’s wonderfully loose fitting for the summer season and is super comfortable in Liberty Tana Lawn. It’s been hard to send the dress back to Gill as I’m a little in love with …

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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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Liberty Wide Leg Trousers

Anna’s made these super cute Liberty Wide Leg Trousers using Isadora from the new AW19 collection.  I am planning to make some of these myself as I love them so much.  They are perfect for the warmer summer months and if you wanted to extend the season, you can interline them to give them additional thickness and body. Liberty Wide Leg Trousers – the fabric: Isadora is a soft watercolour of the peacock feather, which is an integral part of Libert’s design heritage.  It’s also a strong emblem of the ‘Aesthetic Movement’ which is the inspiration for the AW19 collection. …

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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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Liberty Dress for Autumn Winter 2019

I’ve made a Liberty Dress using ‘Lake Octavia’ from the new AW19 Liberty collection.  It uses the pattern by Made by Rae and is the ‘Ruby Dress’ which can be found here.  It’s a really simple project for someone who is just starting out on their dressmaking journey.  I’ve really enjoyed making this dress and am looking forward to making this in all sorts of fabric combos. It took a while to make the bias binding to edge the armholes and neckline but it looks great next to the contrast fabric. The pattern: This is a lovely dress with a …

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Laura’s Liberty Dress

Laura has made this super pretty Liberty Dress to wear at Claire’s wedding (which was last weekend and lots of fun!). She made it using the ‘Sew Over it Betty Dress‘ Pattern and using Liberty ‘Chive’ fabric.  Laura looked gorgeous in the dress as did the beautiful bride!  Scroll down to see some lovely pictures of the wedding.     Laura said about the sewing project “Sew Over It’s Betty Dress pattern was incredibly fun and fast to sew together. The instructions were clear and the construction simple, overall. The dress has a fitted bodice, an invisible zip along the …

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Beautiful Liberty Trousers

I’ve recently bought some dress making patterns from Sew Over It and wanted to give the ‘Ultimate Trousers‘ a try.  It looked like a really simple pattern with easy instructions.  I was drawn to this stunning print too which is called ‘Painted Journey‘. I lOVE this print..it’s from a hand painted design, inspired by Marianne North’s lush paintings of global flora. Marianne was an intrepid explorer, visiting many countries such as Brazil, California, Java, Borneo, Japan and Ceylon (as it was know then).  This was in the 1800’s at a time when people rarely travelled, let alone women. She defied …

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