Ruth from the Production Studio has made this Gorgeous Liberty Dressing Gown for her daughter. It’s her first Liberty fabric garment which is absolutely stunning. I asked Ruth about the project.
Which pattern did you use? “I used an easy sew New Look pattern number 6847 which has this dressing gown pattern as well as PJ bottoms and a variety of tops for sleepwear. I wanted to make a lightweight dressing gown for the summer as kids dressing gowns are nearly always fluffy and too warm at this time of the year.”
Did you alter the pattern at all? “Only a little. I made the band, cuffs and belt using a contrasting fabric Poppy & Daisy A rather than the same as I wanted to offset the two tone colour of the Capel N fabric.”
Why did you choose these fabrics? “My daughter favourite colour is blue but also likes a girly touch. I chose the Capel as the base colour as I thought she would love it and the Poppy & Daisy as an additional floral to make it a bit more girly.”
Are you pleased with your gorgeous Liberty dressing gown? “I’m really pleased with it. I had to redo the binding several times to get it just right but am glad I did so!”
Is this your first time sewing with Liberty fabric? How was it? “Yes it was. I joined the Alice Caroline team back in June of this year and so am new to Liberty fabric. I found it really nice to work with. It’s really soft but behaves really well in the sewing machine. The softness of the fabric is perfect for a dressing gown.”
Lastly, who is the bunny? “This is Big One Bunny. He’s the favourite toy of my youngest daughter. While I was sewing, she took the offcuts and made him a cape. She sewed them together to make him feel special too. Both of my daughters have now had a go with the sewing machine which is lovely to see. I’m glad that they are starting young!”
We couldn’t resist seeing Big One Bunny flying through the air in his rather grand Liberty cape! Thank you for sharing your project with us Ruth. The dressing gown and cape are gorgeous. xoxo