Quilted Liberty Jacket

Gill Nicholls from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this stunning Quilted Liberty Jacket.  She’s used Anna’s Garden Teal from my exclusive ‘Butterfly Garden’ collection and has lined it with Plain Light Pink Tana Lawn.  I thoroughly enjoyed modelling this beautiful jacket and quite fancy making one myself!  I asked Gill about the project.     Why did you choose the fabric? “I chose Anna’s garden fabric because it was a stunning large print with gorgeous colours. A quilted jacket seemed a good choice although the fabric would look amazing as many different garments.”     Which pattern did you …

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Butterflies & Buds Liberty Quilt

Veronica Greenslade from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this stunning Butterflies & Buds Liberty Quilt using the new Alice Caroline Exclusive ‘Butterfly Garden Collection’.   This gorgeous quilt showcases the ‘Butterfly Garden’ (reminiscent of an English Garden) perfectly with appliquéd butterflies coming out of a beautiful vase of flowers.     I asked Veronica about the quilt:   We love your ‘Bud and Butterflies Quilt’ – how did you come up with the design? “Once I knew these Exclusives were called the Butterfly Garden Collection and a butterfly was going to feature on the Betsy print I knew butterflies and …

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Liberty Patchwork Dress

Laura has made this completely gorgeous patchwork dress using the new ‘Exclusive Butterfly Garden Collection‘.  Having been involved in the design process of this fabric collection, she couldn’t decide which fabric to make a dress out of so used lots of them.     These are Laura’s wise words about the sewing project:   “To anyone who has thought about sewing a patchwork outfit but then shied away from doing so, I would say to go for it! It is not at all as hard or tiresome as you may think and you will love it to bits, I am …

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Liberty Snowflakes Quilt

I wanted to showcase The Liberty Snowflakes Quilt that we have shown on Hochanda TV as it’s so beautiful. Kathy has made this version of the quilt after I designed it a couple of years ago.  She’s been desperate to start another EPP (English Paper Piecing) project since her first one last year and this was the perfect opportunity.  It’s called the Liberty Snowflake Quilt and, as in the case of a Snowflake, each block is different. There are 48 different Liberty fabrics in the quilt, each giving another beautiful pattern and colour. I asked Kathy about her time making …

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Liberty AW20 Dress

Lara from the studio has made this gorgeous Liberty AW20 Dress using ‘Star Anise A’ from the new AW20 collection.  Louise (also from the studio) is modelling the dress here.   I asked Lara about the sewing project.   What fabric did you use and why? “The main body of the dress uses ‘Star Anise A’ which is a hand painted design with ditsy flowers.  My contrast fabric for the sleeve and pocket edges, as well as for the neck binding and lower band is a grey dotty Makower fabric from Hobbycraft.  I really liked the ditsy fabric and the sunny …

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Beautiful Liberty Kimono Top – AW20

Anna JP from the office has made this beautiful Liberty Kimono Top.  She’s used a Elm House Tencel fabric from the new AW20 collection – Private View.     This is what Anna had to say about the make.  “I was so happy to learn that Liberty’s new seasonal collection included some prints on the Tencel fabric base, and even more excited when I saw that my favourite print from the whole collection was to be one of them. I love Tencel – it’s the stuff of my favourite shirt – and so Alice and I agreed we’d give the …

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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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Beautiful Liberty Cards

Anna JP from the office has been making Beautiful Liberty Cards using our 5″ charm packs.  We are launching charms on the Hochanda TV channel this week.  We were all thinking about how we could showcase the versatile use of Liberty charms and so decided to make gift cards.   You can find a tutorial of how to make these beautiful Liberty cards below. Anna’s written a handy tutorial of how to make these lovely cards. You will need: A Liberty Tana Lawn 5″ charm pack Card, colour of your choice Graph Paper Glue – Pritt Stik or Coccoina Sewing …

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New Liberty Sewing Patterns

Exciting news – we’ve got some New Liberty Sewing Patterns available.  Kathy from the office has made the Bertie Shift Dress using one of the fabrics from the SS20 collection. Kathy has used the new ‘Dreams of Summer C’ fabric from the SS20 From London With Love collection.  The pattern design was originally painted in oils and showcases a magnificent display of high summer flowers.   The SS20 collection is inspired by love stories which began in London, from royalty to artists and poets.   The pattern uses the Bertie Shift Dress. It’s a new Liberty Fabrics dressmaking pattern which draws inspiration from …

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Re-Usable Liberty Ramekin Covers

Laura has made these lovely Re-usable Liberty Ramekin Covers.  they are so cute and will make fabulous presents for her loved ones.     I asked Laura about the project: “This is just a secret between you and I: I’m going to be gifting various desserts to my lovely village neighbours for Christmas. Sshhh, please don’t tell! 😉   Various brands in the UK like Bonne Maman and Gü sell their desserts in glass ramekins which is so good because you can recycle and/or re-use them so easily. I have lots of these ramekins due to frequent supermarket creme brûlée …

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