Liberty Detachable Collar

Laura has made this gorgeous Liberty Detachable Collar which is fully reversible.  It’s got a lovely vintage style about it and I love the fact that it is two garments in one.  Laura told me about the project below: “I have never had any need to do the whole ‘Christmas jumper’ thing. Certainly no need for jumpers in December in Australia. ‘Christmas sunburn’ was more the thing, an attractive red and regret-tinged momento of what my Christmas Day outfit of choice did not cover. Ouch. However I must say that even if they were a thing Down Under, I probably …

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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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Autumn Floral Liberty Dress

I recently had a chance to have a whole day of sewing and at the end of a very happy day of sewing I’d made this Floral Liberty Dress. It was such a treat to sit at my sewing machine and sew for me.  I’m so often sewing until late at night finishing off a quilt project, so this felt a little decadent.  Sewing without pressure is always a lot of fun. I’ve teamed it up with a colourful cardigan but there are so many colours in the fabric that there are many colours you could choose.  It’s also really …

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Beautiful Liberty Blouse

Sara from the studio has had this Beautiful Liberty Blouse made for her and I wanted to share it with you.  It’s a really sweet blouse and I especially love the sleeve detail. Sara said that she has always loved Donna Leigh and really wanted something made from it.  Sara had the top made for her by a lovely local lady called Jill Mooney from The Sewing Room.  She’s made it really well and Sara is really pleased with it.  The fabric:  Donna Leigh D CC is from the Contemporary Classics and is a really lovely pattern.  It’s got sweet …

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Festive Wiltshire Dress

This Festive Wiltshire Dress is the last of the series of projects by the lovely Lewes Sewing Bees.  Gill Nicholls has made this gorgeous dress using one of my exclusive Wiltshire fabrics. I love this dress.  It can be worn at the festive drinks parties or for the rest of the year for any special occasion.  Gill has certainly got her Christmas drinks party outfit sorted for this year.  It has spurred me on to get sewing for my Christmas outfit.  Thank you to the lovely Pauline from the studio for modelling it here.   I asked Gill a few …

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Liberty Kimono Jacket

Anna has made this super stylish Liberty Kimono Jacket using a gorgeous Liberty silk.  This jacket is perfect for a summer evening out.  It can be worn with jeans to create a casual yet smart look.  The shine and drape of the fabric really makes the garment shimmer and hang really beautifully. The fabric:  It’s called Juno’s Feather and is silk satin which drapes fabulously with a luminous high shine.  It’s edged with some silk left over from another project in a rather pretty colour.  If this silk isn’t to your taste then there are other Liberty silks too. The Liberty …

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Beautiful Betsy Dress

Beautiful Betsy Dress

The lovely Tracy Aplin (or Sewing Tracy as she is also known) has made this Beautiful Betsy Dress. The pattern Tracy has used for this Beautiful Betsy Dress is called Blitz by Sew La Di Da Vintage.  It’s a 1940’s style inspired dress.  The original pattern has an open neck and a Peter Pan collar.  Tracy changed the neckline to a curved edge and lost the collar which means it is a much simpler make. Tracy chose the new Alice Caroline Exclusive Betsy Pink Gold which looks really pretty and summery.  The gold in the fabric gives just a hint …

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Lovely Liberty Maxi Skirt

Anna JP is taking over the blog today as she has made this rather lovely Liberty Maxi Skirt in one of the new fabrics from the new Palace Garden collection.  Over to her. With the launch of the new AW18 collection I was really happy to be asked to make something to showcase one of the beautiful new prints. As I’ve already got a lot of patterned tops I wanted to try a skirt this time. Being in a bit of a rush, I decided to work out a pattern myself rather than wait for one to arrive in the …

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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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