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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Beautiful Liberty Dressing Gown

I’m excited to be able to show you the third project from the Lewes Sewing Bees today.  This Beautiful Liberty Dressing Gown was made by Cristina Emslie and uses both of the Mitsi fabrics from my exclusive Mustard and Grey collection. I asked Cristina about the inspiration behind the sewing project.   I absolutely love this Beautiful Liberty Dressing Gown.  Thank you so much for making it Cristina.  I can imagine you having a lazy Sunday morning adorned in this beautiful dressing gown.  What inspired the make? “I am so pleased you like the dressing gown.  I was inspired to …

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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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