Do you ever stalk the mail man or the UPS guy (lady)? I do. I love getting packages, especially when they are filled with pretty things. I had been doing really well about not adding much fabric to what I already have but… Liberty gets me! It does. And then I’m browsing the J&V site, and one thing leads to another, and I have a whole beautiful assortment of goodies that clearly need a loving home.
I do have a plan for most of this, so it does feel justified. I mean, I already used this amazing Checkmate print from the Alice in Wonderland collection.
The other Liberty prints are half yard cuts (the size I generally stash), which will no doubt be used soon.
This Atelier Brunette blackbird print will become some sort of top for me. I cannot get over how great this fabric is, and I need to wear it!
The Lisa Congdon print is so simple and sweet. I know it want to become some sort of garment, but I’m waiting until I know what pattern will be absolutely perfect before making the plunge.
I may or may not have also gotten some Liberty swimsuit fabric to make myself and Layla new suits this year. :D No I have never sewn a swimsuit, but be sure I’m going to try it now that I have this print. Its so bright and beautiful, AND it will cost way, way less than buying a suit (which I HATE buying because it costs a fortune for glorified underthings!). Ahem.
And while we’re on the subject of great fabric, look at these adorable cuts of Gallymoggers Reynard from the Alice in Wonderland collection that a friend surprised me with last week!
I did make a “need” purchase from Hawthorne Threads. I had all but run out of all of my Aurifil so I stocked up on my favorite white thread in 40wt and 28wt, and I invested in a big spool of my favorite color #2525 because its basically the neutral of the exciting color family because it goes with everything. I did feel really boring just getting those colors, so I added a few small spools of various colors. I’m sure I’ll use them even though I don’t often use colored threads except for top stitching or when a garment needs that special touch.
Last but not least, Flowery in Hand got me hook, line, and sinker. I don’t know how, but she has convinced me my phone needs a new Liberty print almost every day of the week. These are Poppy and Daisy, Strawberry Thief, and Margaret Annie.
Now please tell me you’ve gone a little crazy on pretty things too! Have you gotten any of the new Alice in Wonderland collection? What about the new season of Cotton + Steel? Dish!
HI Meredith! I cannot wait to see what you do with all these Lovelies, but especially the Atelier Brunett Birds! I really love that print and want to make a top too out of that and really want to make some tops from the new Liberty, but what tops best show the beauty of these fabrics that aren’t button downs? I just don’t wear button downs frequently enough to use such precious fabric. I wish I had a go to top style that I could make over and over again in Liberty! Do you have any simple top styles you suggest?
I just bought the circle scarf pattern with the Liberty Oxford C from Alice Caroline Supply on Etsy and can’t wait to wear that bright spring like print in the dead of Vermont winter!
Thanks so much for all your beautiful work and for sharing it, such an inspiration!
What a kind comment, Ceileigh! You know, I’ve been on the hunt for the PERFECT top pattern that’s not a button down. Something feminine that will work well with wovens so I can make a bajillion of them in Liberty and some other favorites. I haven’t stumbled on it yet, but in the coming weeks I’m going to be trying out a few different tops. I will definitely be posting here, so check back. Hopefully I’ll find a good one that we can both use! :)
Where did you find Liberty swim fabric?? I love the idea of making my own swim suit! Also, those phone cases are gorgeous!
I got it from fabric.com! They actually have several swimsuit fabrics available from Liberty of London. And the great thing is, you can squeeze a few swimsuits out of a yard depending on the styles you choose to make. I figure its WAY cheaper than buying swimwear, which I absolutely hate doing.