Pretty Paisley Dress

Sarah from the studio has made this Pretty Paisley Dress.  Now that the summer is coming here in the UK we are all thinking about making lovely summer dresses.  Liberty Tana Lawn is great for making lightweight summer dresses. It feels lovely next to the skin and is delicate enough to be lovely and cool. I asked Sarah about the sewing project.  She said “I chose the pattern because I loved the style of the dress.  I fell in love with the simple shape and the v-neckline really suits my figure.  I’d been eyeing up the fabric in the studio …

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Liberty Ultimate Shift Dress – Sew Over It Pattern

Laura has made a Liberty Ultimate Shift Dress using the Sew Over It pattern.  She has used a fabric that I really love –  Yoshie – which is available in a few really pretty colour ways.  The fabric is on sale at the moment too which is great news – makes it a little cheaper.  I’ve been really excited about these Sew Over It patterns coming in.  Lots of us are beavering away at making various clothes using them. Laura talks about the make here.  “Moving from season to season I find I completely forget how to wear my clothes. Does …

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Cute Animal Bag Pattern – Cat or Mouse

Alice Caroline showcased this Cute Animal Bag Pattern on the Sewing Quarter last weekend.  It was so popular that I thought you may be interested in being able to buy the pattern for it.  Laura from the office has guest designed this gorgeous bag for me.  Everyone in the office and the studio has fallen in love with this bag. It’s a really clever design so that you can either make a cat or a mouse depending on which you, or your loved one, likes the best. I asked Laura a few questions about designing the bag.  She told me …

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New Dress Patterns – Deer and Doe

I love it when I find New Dress Patterns that I like.  I’ve been using the same few dress pattern for a number of years and so have been looking for a new design.  I wore this dress to Liberty earlier on this year when Anna and I visited to have a ‘behind the scenes’  meeting to see some of the original paintings from the new AW2019 collection.  More about that in July when the new collection is launched.  This pattern from Deer and Doe is called Sureau (which means elderberry in French). I’m really pleased with the finished dress …

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Gorgeous Liberty Dress

Laura from the office has made this Gorgeous Liberty Dress.  She’s used the Strawberry Thief fabric from the new 40th classics anniversary collection.  It’s the same fabric as Annie’s dress last week.  Both are really cute and work really well in this fabric. I asked Laura about the sewing project.  She said “I fell in love with the green, teal and coral colours of this new Strawberry Thief print and just knew it would make a lovely dress! But what kind of dress, I wondered… It had to be a something simple that didn’t take away from the detailed print …

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Beautiful Strawberry Thief Dress

Sarah from the studio has made this beautiful Strawberry Thief Dress from one of the new 40th Classics fabrics.  She has made it for her daughter Annie who is a huge fan of the Strawberry Thief design.  Annie has excellent taste.   The fabric chosen is Strawberry Thief A from the new celebratory classics collection.  The pattern is New Look 6444 using view D.  It’s the same pattern as Gwen’s jumpsuit from last week.  The top half of the design is the same on both views with a different bottom half.  It creates a very different look for two sisters using the …

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Strawberry Thief Knot Bag

The lovely Dawn from the studio has made this Strawberry Thief Knot Bag to match her gorgeous UGG boots.  She has used the colourway  Strawberry Thief L.   I asked Dawn about the sewing project.  “I really liked the look of Alice’s knot bag pattern and it was easy to decide on the fabric.  Strawberry Thief L matches my Ugg boots and a little scarf I made a few months ago! I lined the bag in plain Tana Lawn in black which was a practical choice. I just made a couple of tweaks to the pattern by adding a little …

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Liberty Wide Leg Trousers

Anna has made these Liberty Wide Leg Trousers using the new fabric ‘Painted Journey‘.  I absolutely love wide leg trousers and these ones certainly stand out.  They are slightly crazy but we all love them in the studio.   Everyone has had a go at trying them on. Anna went away over the Christmas break with the fabric to make these.  When it came to the final fitting of the trousers, Christmas eating meant that she couldn’t quite do the zip up when trying on.  She’s been obsessively running ever since!  On photography day, she just about managed to squeeze into …

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Liberty Fleece Sweater

Anna JP in the office has made this really gorgeous Liberty Fleece Sweater.  I’m handing over the blog to her today to tell you about her ‘sew’. There have been rolls of fleece, jersey, swimwear and other interesting fabrics in the corner of the studio for a long while. Every time I passed them I’d wonder what I could make that might suit these fabric textures better than tana lawn. Although tana is lovely, its not very warm so I was really interested in something heavier weight for an autumn/winter creation. The stretch fleece is ideal for this and I …

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Beautiful Liberty Patchwork Bag

This Beautiful Liberty Patchwork Bag has been made by Dawn from the studio.  Dawn is in a sewing group and is always arriving at the studio with another beautiful Liberty item.  It’s got red Jelly handles by Lecien and is made using 2.5 inch Liberty squares. The deep red binding and red handles look great with the random Liberty squares.  Many of us have a spare stash of Liberty lurking in our fabric cupboard.  Mine is literally huge as I can’t bear to part with one off or vintage pieces.  Dawn has put together pinks and reds to give this …

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