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 pore 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 choose your fabric and have a top to go out in on the same day!
The fabric for your pretty Liberty top – Archive Lilac:
The beautiful floral design of this fabric is taken from a tiny paper sample in the Liberty archive. It takes inspiration from Alice’s (from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) journey through the Garden of Live Flowers, where flowers talk and chatter and help her on her way. It’s a really pretty fabric with wonderfully large lilac flowers showering the design. It makes a perfect design for dressmaking.
Buy Archive Lilac Tana Crepe fabric here
The pattern for your pretty Liberty top:
The pattern is from New Look K6035 and was really easy to make – it’s just a front and a back piece and then edged with a simple bias binding all around the top. It’s got a pleat at the top edge and two small slits at the sides which make the top very flattering around your shape (no clinging to the hips!).
Liberty fabric makes bias binding much easier to make. The quality and high thread count means that it stretches really easily across the bias. For bias binding, always cut the fabric at a 45 degree angle across the fabric which gives it the stretch to go around the corners.
Happy sewing everyone!