Beautiful Strawberry Thief Dress

Sarah from the studio has made this beautiful Strawberry Thief Dress from one of the new 40th Classics fabrics.  She has made it for her daughter Annie who is a huge fan of the Strawberry Thief design.  Annie has excellent taste.   The fabric chosen is Strawberry Thief A from the new celebratory classics collection.  The pattern is New Look 6444 using view D.  It’s the same pattern as Gwen’s jumpsuit from last week.  The top half of the design is the same on both views with a different bottom half.  It creates a very different look for two sisters using the …

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Gorgeous Liberty Quilt As You Go Quilt

Anna JP has made this Gorgeous Liberty Quilt using a combination of the two latest Liberty fabric collections.  It has beautiful fabrics from both the Classics 40th anniversary collection and the SS19 seasonal collection. The Quilt as you go technique is really simple.  It’s a great way of getting a quilt result in quilting.  The method means that you have a backing piece of fabric (right side down), place your wadding on top of that and then quilt your panels onto the front.  In this case it is strips of whole width of fabric.    Here are some of Anna’s …

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English Eccentrics SS19 Liberty Collection

Also brand new and out today is the English Eccentrics SS19 Liberty Collection.  It’s a vibrant and diverse collection for Spring Summer 2019.  The collection is inspired by seven English eccentric characters.  This spans several decades and covers a wide diversity of genres.  Their wide-reaching travels inspire their work and have enriched British culture and history.  Historical figures such as King George IV who built the exotic and fantastical Brighton Pavilion (an Indian inspired seaside retreat filled with Chinoiserie and oriental opulence), Roald Dahl, Virginia Woolfe, the botanist Marianne North and John Lenon. I’ve put the fabric into some gorgeous fat …

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Liberty Quilting Cotton – Orchard Garden Collection

The new ‘Orchard Cottage Collection’ of Liberty Quilting Cotton is now out.  The collection looks so lovely stacked up in bolts and really shines as a whole collection.  The collection is inspired by the stately gardens of grand English houses. There are beautiful floral gardens with primulas and pretty blossoms, orchards with cherries, strawberries, plums and citrus fruits.  The collection is a blend of new artwork and redrawn designs from the extensive Liberty archive.  The colours include deep berry autumnal shades, soft pumpkin hues which sit with deep emerald foliage and fresh blues.  This collection completes the quilting cotton garden …

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New Fabric Collection by Liberty – AW18

I am dreaming of A Palace Garden with this New Fabric Collection by Liberty for the autumn / winter 2018.  The collection is now available. This collection has been inspired by Eltham Palace in London.   The mix of Art Deco glamour and traditional English style creates a collection filled with rhythm, colour and surprise.  We have been playing around with inspiring fat quarter bundles in the Alice Caroline studio. Eltham Palace is a former royal residence in South East London used by Tudor kings and queens dating back to the 14th century. In 1933 the palace was revived by new owners, …

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Exclusive Liberty Fabric Collection by Alice Caroline

I am delighted to announce the new Exclusive Liberty Fabric Collection by Alice Caroline.   I’ve been working in collaboration with the Liberty design studio for some time now to create a stunning new range of fabrics, exclusive to us here at Alice Caroline. My Exclusive Liberty Fabric Collection comprises of 12 beautiful and popular Liberty prints which have been recoloured to create a stunning Liberty rainbow in dusty tones.  The rainbow tones in this new collection are really pretty soft pastels that still have the hallmark of strong Liberty design and colour.  In addition to this, I couldn’t resist adding a …

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Liberty Cottage Garden Collection

I have recently received the latest Liberty Cottage Garden collection.  These quilting cottons have been designed especially people who love to quilt.  I am really delighted to showcase ‘The Cottage Garden’ collection.   Inspired by the beautiful villages of Buckinghamshire where Arthur Liberty (Liberty’s founder) escaped from his London city life. English thatched cottage gardens burst with colourful floral displays.  The Liberty design studio has taken inspiration from archive prints and redrawn beautiful flowers such as forget me nots, bluebells and anemones.   The colour palettes include warm dusty pinks, coral tones mixed with lavender, denim and cornflower blues. Liberty have commissioned some quilt …

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New Liberty Classics

Liberty have launched some lovely New Liberty Classics so I thought, what better to do than to share! The Liberty design team have been playing around with the scales and colourways of some classic Liberty prints.  These sweet prints are small and medium florals with some William Morris influences too.  The prints feel rather like heritage prints from the past but recoloured or resized for modern use.  ‘Elysian Day‘ is from the Liberty archives and was designed in the 1920’s.  Although this new classic version is on the same scale, it has been recoloured.  I have four stunning new colours …

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A Pocket Full of Memories – New Liberty Collection

It’s always exciting when a brand new Liberty collection swatch book arrives.  I absolutely love looking at the new design ideas from the Liberty design studio.  This new SS18 collection is designed with children’s wear in mind, however many of the prints would be great for a wide variety of other sewing projects. The inspiration behind this collection is of a child’s journey exploring a busy bustling city.  Travels through glorious gardens and magnificent museums with inspiring archives and splendid art galleries.  The day is an action-packed adventure of stunning sights, sensational sounds and dazzling discoveries.  These designs are a …

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Alpine Symphony SS18 Liberty Collection

The new Alpine Symphony SS18 Liberty collection is out on the 1st January 2018.  I’ve got a little sneak peak for you just to tempt you before Christmas. This pretty collection takes its inspiration from sweeping mountain vistas and wild flower meadows.  The name Alpine Symphony SS18 actually comes from Richard Strauss’s musical composition from 1915.  It explores the emotional reactions to being awestruck by nature, its beauty, scale and power and the new collection follows suit. The collection is divided into themes.   On Flowering Meadows:  Sees blooming summer meadows, bursting with colour and life next to gentle sweeping …

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