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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Top Tips For English Paper Piecing

I’ve put together some Top Tips For English Paper Piecing. ¬†I’ve become obsessed with English Paper Piecing recently. It’s known as ‘EPP’ in the business and is such a lovely way to sew. For those of you who know nothing about EPP, then it is the art of cutting beautiful fabric into a wide variety of different shapes, wrapping them in paper and then sewing them back together again in many different designs. ¬†Don’t worry about the paper, as once you have sewn around all of the sides of the fabric piece, you remove the papers and can use these …

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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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A Liberty Jumpsuit for Gwen

Sarah from the studio has made this gorgeous Liberty Jumpsuit for her daughter Gwen. ¬†Gwen chose the pattern and fabric – both are great choices. Gwen said “I chose the fabric because I loved the colour and pale blue is really in this season. ¬† ¬†This is a really pretty way of wearing pale blue. ¬†I also love the off the shoulder frill of the pattern design. ¬†Jumpsuits are fashionable too at the moment.” The fabric chosen is Capel C and the pattern is New Look 6444 using view A. ¬†Sarah said “The pattern was really simple and easy to …

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Liberty Wide Leg Trousers

Anna has made these¬†Liberty Wide Leg Trousers using the new fabric ‘Painted Journey‘. ¬†I absolutely love wide leg trousers and these ones certainly stand out. ¬†They are slightly crazy but we all love them in the studio. ¬† Everyone has had a go at trying them on. Anna went away over the Christmas break with the fabric to make these. ¬†When it came to the final fitting of the trousers, Christmas eating meant that she couldn’t quite do the zip up when trying on. ¬†She’s been obsessively running ever since! ¬†On photography day, she just about managed to squeeze into …

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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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40th Anniversary Classics Collection

Happy New Year! ¬†I’m so excited to announce the arrival of the 40th Anniversary Classics Collection. ¬†This collection¬†celebrates the 40th¬†birthday of Liberty classic prints.¬†It’s a beautiful collection of some of the favourite classic prints in gorgeous colourways.¬† The Liberty fabric Classics collection started in 1979, created to champion the most well-known and iconic designs from the Liberty archive all year around. ¬†Unlike the seasonal, trend-driven collections, the Classics are permanently available, offering a curated selection of heritage designs. This season, Liberty are celebrating the collection‚Äôs 40th anniversary by selecting the 15 most popular designs from across the past four decades, …

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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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Vintage Liberty Fabrics

I have some truly¬†delicious vintage Liberty fabrics for you today. ¬†Vintage Liberty fabric is hard to come by so, when I had the chance to buy this treasure trove of fabric, I couldn’t wait to see what was in the fabric stash. ¬†It was like Christmas had come a little early and I wanted to share some of the vintage Liberty gorgeousness with you. You may recognise some of the vintage Liberty fabrics from old Liberty collections. ¬†I’ve got some classic designs in old colours which are one off fabrics. ¬†There are many Liberty favourites – from Ianthe and Dante …

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Beautiful Bear Quilt

I really wanted to show you this beautiful bear quilt that Valerie Mckeown has made. ¬†I love this time of year when the Quilt SOS quilts arrive at the studio. ¬†I have so many of them to show you and will get around to photographing them all before they go off to Vilnius in Lithuania. ¬†I hope to have a gallery of the quilts very soon so that you can see all of the wonderful sewing that has gone into them. I asked Valerie a few questions about the quilt and here’s what she said: What inspired you to join …

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