Liberty Top With A Cute Collar

Anna JP from the office has made this really cute Liberty Top With A Cute Collar.  It’s made using one of our sale fabrics ‘Poppy’s Patchwork‘.   I asked Anna about the project. “Whilst amusing myself tidying up the long rolls in the studio one afternoon and wondering if any of the prints would work for a lightweight window screen, I felt a pull towards this small geometric print with the subtle yet clear summery colours. I decided to make a sleeveless top (not a window screen – but maybe that’ll come later), so went about finding a suitable pattern. …

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Liberty Boho Dress

I asked the ‘Lewes Sewing Bees’ if they would like to take on some sewing projects using my new exclusives. They were really keen and have come up with some gorgeous ideas.  The first of these projects is this beautiful Liberty Dress which uses all of the fabrics in my Exclusive Mustard and Grey collection. It’s made by Veronica Greenslade (@veronicalovingtosew on Instagram) and I love the cool hippy 70’s vibe that she’s created. I asked Veronica about the make:   1.  Which pattern did you use and why? “I was inspired by all the lovely tiered boho dresses that …

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Vintage Liberty Dress

I’m delighted to showcase this gorgeous Vintage Liberty Dress.  It’s made by Sue Shoesmith from the Lewes Sewing Bees and is the second summer sewing inspiration project.  I was so excited when Sue chose this fabric as I love Vintage Liberty fabrics.  We’ve got a few vintage Liberty fabrics at the moment – see them here. I asked Sue about the sewing project.     Why did you choose the fabric? “ I loved the strong blue and green in this Vintage Tana Lawn and  it reminded me of a dress I used to have.  It was a favourite which …

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Liberty Wide Leg Trousers

Anna’s made these super cute Liberty Wide Leg Trousers using Isadora from the new AW19 collection.  I am planning to make some of these myself as I love them so much.  They are perfect for the warmer summer months and if you wanted to extend the season, you can interline them to give them additional thickness and body. Liberty Wide Leg Trousers – the fabric: Isadora is a soft watercolour of the peacock feather, which is an integral part of Libert’s design heritage.  It’s also a strong emblem of the ‘Aesthetic Movement’ which is the inspiration for the AW19 collection. …

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Boys Liberty Shirt

Anna JP from the office has made this lovely Boys Liberty Shirt for her son Isaac.  It is a Walter/ Gilbert shirt for a very special year 6 leaver.  The shirt is made using fabrics from the new AW19 Aesthetic Renaissance collection. Anna talks about the make here: “As I write this (on July 19th) it is my younger son Isaac’s last week at his lovely local primary school, where both my sons have done a lot of their growing up over the past nine years. Among the many milestone-marking events going on this week, Isaac was quite excited about …

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Laura’s Liberty Dress

Laura has made this super pretty Liberty Dress to wear at Claire’s wedding (which was last weekend and lots of fun!). She made it using the ‘Sew Over it Betty Dress‘ Pattern and using Liberty ‘Chive’ fabric.  Laura looked gorgeous in the dress as did the beautiful bride!  Scroll down to see some lovely pictures of the wedding.     Laura said about the sewing project “Sew Over It’s Betty Dress pattern was incredibly fun and fast to sew together. The instructions were clear and the construction simple, overall. The dress has a fitted bodice, an invisible zip along the …

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Liberty Scraps Cushion

Anna JP from the office has been making a beautiful Liberty Scraps Cushion.  It uses small pieces of Liberty fabric in a really simple design.  I love the fabrics she has put together.  The lovely grey piping detail around the edge of the cushion finishes it off beautifully too.   Anna JP talks about her sewing project. “I just love the collection of prints in our “darks” small pieces pack. On their own, the prints in these packs might seem a little uninspired, but curated together they really work.    I really wanted to see if I could make something …

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Perfect English Paper Piecing

I love Perfect English Paper Piecing and have recently become quite obsessed with the technique.  I’ve designed a few projects for the Sewing Quarter.  Dawn from the studio decided to make her own version of the Snowflake Quilt that I designed for them.  She saw it as an excellent way to use up left over fabrics.  I never waste any Liberty fabric – it’s far too beautiful to throw any away.  EPP is such a versatile way of using it up. I asked Dawn about her Perfect English Paper Piecing.  “I’ve not done EPP before.  I’ve made some granny’s flowers …

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Cute Animal Bag Pattern – Cat or Mouse

Alice Caroline showcased this Cute Animal Bag Pattern on the Sewing Quarter last weekend.  It was so popular that I thought you may be interested in being able to buy the pattern for it.  Laura from the office has guest designed this gorgeous bag for me.  Everyone in the office and the studio has fallen in love with this bag. It’s a really clever design so that you can either make a cat or a mouse depending on which you, or your loved one, likes the best. I asked Laura a few questions about designing the bag.  She told me …

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New Dress Patterns – Deer and Doe

I love it when I find New Dress Patterns that I like.  I’ve been using the same few dress pattern for a number of years and so have been looking for a new design.  I wore this dress to Liberty earlier on this year when Anna and I visited to have a ‘behind the scenes’  meeting to see some of the original paintings from the new AW2019 collection.  More about that in July when the new collection is launched.  This pattern from Deer and Doe is called Sureau (which means elderberry in French). I’m really pleased with the finished dress …

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