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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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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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 Summer Top

Here’s a lovely Liberty Summer Top made using Archive Lilac.  Anna JP from the office has been sewing again.  The lure of being surrounded by so many fabrics is so tempting.  It is such fun to see what people bring in after a weekend of sewing. Here’s what Anna JP said about her Liberty Summer Top.  “Following my success making a floaty tie-sleeve top in the teal Archive Lilac, I was keen to see if I could modify the pattern to make a simpler top.  I also really loved the coral version of the fabric and couldn’t resist the idea …

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Summery Liberty Top

A rather lovely Summery Liberty Top has been made by Anna JP from the Alice Caroline office.  She has used a lovely print called Archive Lilac and had us all swooning when she arrived in the office today. Anna says “I used the Simplicity pattern 8601 and chose this particular fabric as it is summery and fresh without being too girly or nightdress-ish.  The pattern and fabric cutting took about two hours, partly as this is the first time I’ve used this pattern, and partly because I went for the bias cut version of the top. Sewing it took about …

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Lovely Liberty Dresses

Anna and I have been really busy making lovely Liberty dresses.  We have lots of fun in the studio discussing which Liberty dress we are going to make next.  I always try to make at least one from each new Liberty collection.  I’ve made this one in Ebru from the new autumn winter 2017 collection.  We had a little trip to London a few weeks ago which is always a good excuse to show off a new Liberty dress. This is my go to dress.  I make this one a lot as it really suits my figure.  Every time I …

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Beautiful Vintage Liberty Dress

I absolutely LOVE making my own clothes and this beautiful vintage Liberty dress was no exception!  It’s made from one of my all-time favourite Liberty fabrics – Carline D.  The vintage 1950’s look and feel of this dress is really lovely and can we worn for day or evening wear.  You can add a petticoat underneath to make it fuller and give it greater effect if that’s the look you would like. I have quite a selection of beautiful Liberty dresses in my wardrobe now and this is one of my favourites.  I have always loved this Liberty fabric and …

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Cinderella Liberty Dress – Made With Stunning Irma Fabric

So, we have finally made the Cinderella Liberty Dress with the simply stunning Liberty Irma fabric.  We have been planning these for such a long time (well ever since the Disney film came out last year) and they have finally been made, worn, loved and whirled and twirled in.  The dress is seen in some of the early scenes in the Disney film when Cinderella is growing up – we spotted the Liberty Irma fabric immediately! The Making:  Anna and I have had such fun making these beautiful dresses for our little girls – yes we have been sewing whilst …

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Pretty Liberty Top

Sarah from the studio has been sewing again – she’s made this pretty Liberty top.  We love Liberty tops here and it’s a common thing on a Monday to see a new top in the studio from at least one of us.  Whenever a new collection comes in we pour through the fabrics to see what would make a nice top. I think you’ll agree that this one is lovely – I’ve always loved Archive Lilac from the Alice In Wonderland spring / summer 2015 collection.  It took Sarah only a couple of hours to make which means you can …

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