Beautiful Quilt SOS Quilt

We’ve received the first beautiful Quilt SOS Quilt into the studio for our 2020 project.  It’s a completely stunning quilt which has so much detail within it.  It’s a quilt that is full of fun and interest and therefore perfect for a child.  It has been made by Kathryn Ross and was inspired by her daughters bedroom floor and by Arbury Hall.  The Quilt SOS project is now in its 5th year – later on this year we are taking the quilts to London to be given to the children and their mothers currently seeking refuge in the safe houses …

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Stylish Liberty Tie

Laura from the office has made this lovely tie for her dad.  It’s so tricky to find nice homemade gift ideas for the men in our lives and this is the perfect ‘easy sew’.  I asked Laura about the project. “I wanted to make a present for my amazing Dad but am ashamed to say I usually struggle to sew for men.  I just don’t know what small items they want or use that I could also conceivably sew! Women are easy, we use a whole host of accessories for hair, bags and clothing that one can make and give …

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Mitsi Mustard Liberty Shirt

Anna JP from the office has made this lovely Mitsi Mustard Liberty shirt for her son.  It uses one of our exclusive fabrics from 2019 in one of the most popular Liberty prints.  The Mitsi mustard design is inspired by Japanese cherry blossom.  As Anna says, it looks rather like the hawthorn ‘may’ flower that we see here in the spring hedgerows. Here’s what Anna had to say about the project.  “Following the success of Isaac’s “Walter+Gilbert” Christmas prezzie shirt, I was interested to see if I would enjoy the sewing process more if I had less of a pattern-matching challenge. …

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Liberty Scrubs and Bags for the NHS

The Alice Caroline team have been busy making Liberty scrubs and bags for the NHS.   We are all trying to help out as much as we can in a huge community effort against a terrible situation.  If there is one thing this has taught us here, it’s that sewing is really important in the lives of many people. I asked Anna about making scrubs.  “One of my neighbours works at my daughter’s school who had been very active in making visors for the NHS.  She knew that I worked at Alice Caroline so asked if I had any spare …

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Beautiful Liberty Blouse

Lucy from the studio made this beautiful Liberty blouse for her mum for Mother’s Day a few weeks ago.  It uses a gorgeous Liberty fabric called Love Lily C and Burda pattern 6632.  The blouse looks lovely – perfect for the warm spring days we are having in the UK at the moment. I asked Lucy about the make.  What was the inspiration for the top? “As a keen sewer and lover of Liberty fabrics herself, my mum was almost as excited as I was when I started working at Alice Caroline!  She used to take me to Libertys in …

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Liberty Dog Coat

Kathy has made this super sweet Liberty Dog Coat for her gorgeous Buzz.  She used some of the Felix & Isabelle PVC coated fabric and lined it with an old cashmere jumper.  Lucky Buzz! I asked Kathy about the project. What was your inspiration for making it and does Buzz love wearing it? “Buzz my furry baby needed a waterproof coat for the crazy amount of rain we had last winter.  He wasn’t keen at first and just stood there not wanting to move.”   Did you use a pattern? “I used a Simplicity pattern number 8824 but tis was …

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Liberty Picnic Blanket

Dawn from the studio has made this really useful Liberty Picnic Blanket.  We are all doing so much more walking here at the moment as it’s our only chance to get out of lockdown for some essential exercise.  She’s taking it out and about with her daily for her walk.  It uses PVC coated Atlas Liberty fabric. I asked Dawn about the project. “I was tempted to try and make a mini picnic blanket using the glossy PVC. When my husband and I go on a walk together we can never seem to find a suitable place to sit down …

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Pretty Liberty Picture – Home is Where The Heart Is

Lara from the studio has made this super cute Pretty Liberty Picture.  The Home is Where the Heart is message seems very appropriate at this strange and unsettling time in our lives across the world.  Similar pictures often crop up at craft markets, but, with these missing at the moment, it’s really easy to make your own.  Why not use this time in lockdown to make gifts for loved ones?  You can make your very own using a basic frame, scraps of fabric and stylised scrabble pieces. See below for how to make this pretty Liberty picture. You will need: …

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Quilt SOS 2020 – It’s Finally Here!

I’m really excited to be able to let you know that we have finally chosen a great charity with which to work for our Quilt SOS 2020 project. Now in its fifth year, the Quilt SOS project will aim to donate almost 70 beautiful, and lovingly made quilts to women and children who need them most.  We are excited to be able to launch the project at a difficult time for everyone globally, and hope that sewing for a charitable cause can lift the spirits of people isolated at home.  This year the project sees a change in the charity …

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Liberty Cat Bag

Julie from the studio has made this cute Liberty Cat Bag for her daughter’s cat Coco.  My cat Twig is modelling it here! Julie has used a fabulous Tana Lawn print called Willoughby Mews C but there are two other lovely colour ways of this print too – a vintage pale yellow and blue.  The lining uses Liberty Tana Lawn Stone T plain fabric which I love. Willoughby Mews is from the “From London With Love’ collection and is based on a favourite cat that has raided it’s owners accessories cupboard.   It’s such a fun print. Julie said ” …

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