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Liberty Bralet – Elm House

Lucy from the studio’s daughter has made this really sweet Liberty Bralet using the left over scraps from her amazing dress.  This is equally as brilliant a sewing job – the fabric works really well for this garment and Darcey’s pattern matching has been well thought through and executed really well!   The fabric is called Elm House in the B colourway.  It is inspired by William Morris’s ‘Honeysuckle’ design and this new version shows primulas and fritillaries painted in soft watercolour.  It’s from the Liberty ‘Private View’ collection from AW20. Lucy and Darcey told me about the make: Which …

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Gorgeous Liberty Nightdress

Susanna Burton from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this Gorgeous Liberty Nightdress.  It uses the Felicite Lilac from my new Exclusive ‘Butterfly Garden’ collection.  The finished result is simply beautiful and will be a delight to wear.  I think I would swan around in it all day too if I could!  Thank you so much Susanna for sharing your beautiful project with us.   I asked Susanna about her gorgeous make.   We love your nightdress – which pattern did you choose and why? “Butterick B5792 as I thought the ruffle neckline was very pretty and would add interest.” …

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Liberty Patchwork Dress

Laura has made this completely gorgeous patchwork dress using the new ‘Exclusive Butterfly Garden Collection‘.  Having been involved in the design process of this fabric collection, she couldn’t decide which fabric to make a dress out of so used lots of them.     These are Laura’s wise words about the sewing project:   “To anyone who has thought about sewing a patchwork outfit but then shied away from doing so, I would say to go for it! It is not at all as hard or tiresome as you may think and you will love it to bits, I am …

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Beautiful Liberty Pyjamas

Sue Shoesmith from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made these beautiful Liberty Pyjamas.  She’s used the new Felicite Teal from my new ‘Butterfly Garden Exclusive’ collection and it’s a great choice.  The finished PJ’s are simply beautiful and it’s going to be really hard to send them back to Sue now that I’ve seen them! It’s such a special thing having a gorgeous set of pyjamas – we do spend a lot of time sleeping after all.     Before the summer holidays, I asked the lovely Lewes Sewing Bees if they wanted to use my new Butterfly Garden Exclusives …

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Liberty Wiltshire Blouse

Claire from the studio has made this super sweet Liberty Wiltshire Blouse using one of the new Alice Caroline Exclusive fabrics.  It’s the first time I’ve seen a garment made up in one of my new exclusives so that is really exciting.  I love this top – such a delicate look for the summer months. I asked Claire about the project. What do you love about this fabric from the Betsy Butterfly Garden collection? “I love the Wiltshire Blossom – the colours are so delicate.  The whole collection is gorgeous, but for me, the Wiltshire Blossom was an outright winner” …

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Liberty AW20 Dress

Lara from the studio has made this gorgeous Liberty AW20 Dress using ‘Star Anise A’ from the new AW20 collection.  Louise (also from the studio) is modelling the dress here.   I asked Lara about the sewing project.   What fabric did you use and why? “The main body of the dress uses ‘Star Anise A’ which is a hand painted design with ditsy flowers.  My contrast fabric for the sleeve and pocket edges, as well as for the neck binding and lower band is a grey dotty Makower fabric from Hobbycraft.  I really liked the ditsy fabric and the sunny …

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Liberty Lockwood Dress

Laura has made this stunning Liberty Lockwood Dress using one of the fabrics from the new Liberty AW20 collection – Lockwood A.  The pattern she has chosen is a perfect marriage with the fabric and the end result, beautiful.     Here is what Laura had to say about the beautiful dress.  “Liberty’s new AW20 collection ‘Private View’ is one of my favourite seasonal collections yet, there are so many stunning prints to choose from! What I especially love about the collection is the abundance of bright and happy prints. Autumn and winter doesn’t have to be all muted and …

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Beautiful Liberty Kimono Top – AW20

Anna JP from the office has made this beautiful Liberty Kimono Top.  She’s used a Elm House Tencel fabric from the new AW20 collection – Private View.     This is what Anna had to say about the make.  “I was so happy to learn that Liberty’s new seasonal collection included some prints on the Tencel fabric base, and even more excited when I saw that my favourite print from the whole collection was to be one of them. I love Tencel – it’s the stuff of my favourite shirt – and so Alice and I agreed we’d give the …

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Liberty Vintage Pinafore

 Laura has made this gorgeous Liberty Vintage Pinafore using one of the recently launched quilting cottons.  She’s used Lawn A from the new Winterbourne collection.  It’s got a lovely vintage feel and it really showcases the use of a quilting cotton in a garment.    Here’s what Laura had to say about the project.”I have long thought that Liberty’s quilting cotton would also be suited to garment making (though the name of the fabric itself implies just the one end-use).  Specifically, garments that require a little more warmth or garments that benefit from having more structure, like this pinafore. The …

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Strawberry Thief Liberty Shawl

One of the lovely Lewes Sewing Bees has made this gorgeous Strawberry Thief Liberty Shawl.  The outer fabric is a lovely wool fabric and Anne has cleverly lined it with Strawberry Thief  J which makes the fabric really shine, both the wool outer and Liberty lining.  The lovely Louise from the studio is modelling the Shawl beautifully.  Anne Commin, the clever maker of this beautiful shawl, tells us about the project below.   “Three of the Lewes Sewing Bees have made these shawls so far and we all like their relaxed but subtly chic character. The pattern is The Skye …

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