Liberty Wiltshire Blouse

Claire from the studio has made this super sweet Liberty Wiltshire Blouse using one of the new Alice Caroline Exclusive fabrics.  It’s the first time I’ve seen a garment made up in one of my new exclusives so that is really exciting.  I love this top – such a delicate look for the summer months. I asked Claire about the project. What do you love about this fabric from the Betsy Butterfly Garden collection? “I love the Wiltshire Blossom – the colours are so delicate.  The whole collection is gorgeous, but for me, the Wiltshire Blossom was an outright winner” …

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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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Paisley and Plains Liberty Quilt

Anna JP from the office has made this gorgeous Paisley and Plains Liberty Quilt.  It uses a quilt-as-you-go method of quilting which is fun and really easy.  If you are new to quilting or have never tried it before, then this is a great way to start. Here’s what Anna had to say about making the quilt. The fabrics:  “I used Liberty width of fabric x 4” for all the strips, so the finished quilt is width of fabric wide x about 200cm long. It took 25 strips in total although the plain colours I divided into narrower strips to …

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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 Rainbow for the NHS

Dawn from the studio has made her very own Liberty Rainbow for the NHS.  I love the vibrant colours in this rainbow and it’s great that she’s been able to use up some of her stash to make it. It’s hanging on her front door ready for the ‘big cheer’ for workers of the NHS and other key-workers tonight. Dawn told me about what inspired her to make this lovely rainbow.  “I was inspired by all the lovely rainbows the children in our village had hanging in their windows so decided to quilt a Liberty rainbow in support of the …

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Liberty Nightdress

Dawn from the studio has made this gorgeous Liberty Nightdress in one of my exclusive Liberty white on white fabrics.  The finished nightdress is so delicate and has some lovely lace detail which compliments the style perfectly. I asked Dawn about making the nightdress.  “I made the version with short sleeves and on the whole it was easy but I did find the sleeves tricky to insert which meant readjusting to help with the fit.  I altered the pattern slightly – shortening by miles and used French seams for the whole sewing project.  I also added some cotton lace around …

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Liberty Pyjamas

Anna JP from the office made these lovely Liberty pyjamas for her two boys as a Christmas gift.  She has used fabrics from the new ‘From London With Love‘ collection. Anna talks about making her Liberty Pyjamas: “This Christmas I wanted to make more presents, and reckoned that kids’ PJs would be a fairly simple but well-appreciated project. I love the fun and colourful fabrics in the From London with Love collection, and it was quite easy to choose the prints I thought my boys would love most.” “For these PJs, I adapted an old basic trouser shape from my …

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Liberty Children’s Pyjamas

Kathy from the office has made these super sweet Liberty Children’s Pyjamas.  She has made them for Albert, her niece’s son using a Simplicity pattern (1574).  I’m completely smitten with these gorgeous PJ’s – in fact I quite fancy making a larger pair for myself! I asked Kathy about making the pyjamas.   “I chose the fabric because its just perfect for jammies for a child. The vibrant red is such a great colour and I loved the animals too.  I chose the buttons to match the lion as they are a similar colour and wanted to bring out the …

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Liberty Christmas Wreath

This lovely Liberty Christmas Wreath is a super easy sewing project.  It’s the prefect embellishment to your front door during the festive period.  Maddie who came for work experience a few weeks ago made this lovely wreath.  Thank you Maddie!  The tutorial is below.   You will need: Foam wreath – available from lots of craft stores. Ribbons of Liberty fabric approximately 1.5″ wide in Christmas colours.  You can find a selection of ribbon strips here. A sewing machine and matching thread. A selection of ribbons, buttons and other haberdashery for embellishment. Pins Step 1:  Sew your strips of Liberty …

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Liberty Christmas Napkins

Anna from the office has made some sweet Liberty Christmas Napkins to decorate her Christmas table.  She’s used one of the gorgeous fabrics from the Liberty Christmas capsule collection.  The children will love spotting the cute animals (and it may keep them at the table for just a little longer..) You will need: Liberty fabric.  One fat quarter will make one napkin with fabric leftover. Sewing machine and matching thread The fabric: Anna has used ‘Liberty Christmas Z‘ which comes from the Christmas collection to express the magic of the season.  This lively print is inspired by the Liberty London …

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