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Liberty Alice in Wonderland Print Cotton Dress and Shirt

Liberty Alice in Wonderland printed cotton Lawn Dress and Shirt

Kitcat and Miaow visiting Granny (Jane) at the shop wearing their matching Liberty tana lawn Alice in Wonderland print dress and shirt. The pattern is Burda 9417 (as seen already for school shirts), they tie in at the back. Jane didn’t use any interfacing for the collars, the sleeves puff with elastic in the hem. They both have mismatched coloured buttons.

Miaow (age 5) is wearing a bee print cotton skirt trimmed with rick-rack and gathered onto yellow elastic which SHE MADE HERSELF! We helped a bit, she drove the sewing machine and overlocker with the pedals up on shoe boxes so she could reach. She sat on our lap and helped guide the fabric and shouted STOP! when she was going to drive off the edge. It’s probably the most fun you can have with a child without custard pies.

 

Didn’t she do well?!

Liberty Alice in Wonderland printed cotton Lawn Dress and Shirt
Liberty Alice in Wonderland printed cotton Lawn Dress and Shirt
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Liberty Tana Lawn Cotton Print Vintage Vogue Dress

Liberty blossom print tana lawn cotton dress in Vintage Vogue pattern

Amazing Liberty blossom printed Tana Lawn cotton dress made using the Vintage Vogue Pattern V2960 (the dress has been altered from the pattern), made by Jane for Lulu.

liberty lawn vintage Vogue dress
liberty lawn vintage Vogue dress

If you can’t face the fiddle of making the belt yourself (we couldn’t) send the fabric off to Harlequin—they will do it for you along with covering buttons and various other fiddly jobs. It’s worth it as it looks so professional.

liberty blossom print tana lawn vintage vogue dress
liberty blossom print tana lawn vintage vogue dress

The dress petticoat is made up in a plain cotton lawn which has been bound with the Liberty lawn using a 19mm Bias Maker.

liberty tana lawn hem binding
liberty tana lawn hem binding
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Reversible Cotton Lawn Shift Dress

Liberty archive print cotton lawn reversible shift dress

Elwen with her Liberty archive printed cotton lawn shift dress that reverses to show lime green organic cotton. It chucks over her head so there’s no need for a zip. The printed side is longer than the green side so with a reasonable hem you see a border of print when worn on the green side (trying to make each fabric the same length is a recipe for disaster). Patch pockets are added to each side.

Liberty archive print cotton lawn reversible shift dress
Liberty archive print cotton lawn reversible shift dress

The pattern is a discontinued Burda pinafore dress.

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Pink and Multicolour ‘Land of Dreams’ print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Multi Colour ‘Birds of Paradise’ print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Black Mauve and Acid Yellow dappled spot print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Teal and Orange leopard cats print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Black and Taupe Leopard cats print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Red and Multicolour ‘Vienna’ snakes and ladders printed Liberty Cotton Jersey. See it made up on our catwalk

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Blue/Red/Green/Yellow multi-colour floral print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Blue/Red/Green/Yellow multi-colour floral print Liberty Cotton Jersey

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Aqua/Green/Pink/Ivory art nouveau printed Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Pink/Red/Ivory print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Pink/Yellow/Green/Blue multi-clour 70’s stylised flower print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Green/Blue/Ivory blossom print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Petrol Blue/Red/Ivory print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Multi-colour sunflower print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Green scrolls and animals print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Blue scrolls and animal print Liberty Cotton Jersey

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White and Multi-colour sketchy drawing cars/bicycles/flowers print Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn

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Leafy Chartreuse Green with Cream and Blue liberty style floral print 100% Pima Cotton Lawn

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Navy, Cream and Brown liberty style small floral print 100% Pima Cotton Lawn

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Green Linen Coat with Grosgrain Trim

washed heavy linen green coat

Bess made this heavy washed green linen coat on a weekend retreat by staying up practically all night for two nights and not skiving at all. She had even come prepared with her two grosgrain trims sewn to each other already and the pattern fully adjusted to fit and toile tweaked.

The linen had been pre-washed 5 times to eliminate excess dye that could leach onto the cotton grosgrain, and the dry clean only Liberty crepe de chine silk lining is also pre-washed (it’s okay).

There are no shoulder pads but a bit of semi-tailored interfacing around the chest area is used to improve the structure (along with cuffs, facings and pockets), all the trimmings were hand sewn so as not to change the drape.

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Leaf Green, Paprika and Ochre Liberty Archive parasol print Pima Cotton Lawn

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Purple, Green, Ivory and Blue Liberty Archive paisley print Pima Cotton Lawn

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Purple, Green and Yellow Liberty Archive parasol print Pima Cotton Lawn

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Navy Blue and Turquoise Liberty Archive art nouveau peacock feather print PVC laminated Cotton

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Navy Blue and Turquoise Liberty Archive art nouveau peacock feather print Cotton Poplin Shirting

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7852

Leaf Green and Blue Liberty archive blossom printed Pima Cotton Lawn

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7853

Navy Blue and Cream Liberty archive blossom printed Pima Cotton Lawn

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Brown and Multicolour ditsy floral print Liberty Lifestyle Cotton

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Pink Lime and Blue 70’s geometric print Liberty Lifestyle Cotton

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Red Yellow and Navy 70’s geometric print Liberty Lifestyle Cotton

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Turquoise Blue, Orange and Multicolour 70’s floral print Liberty Lifestyle Cotton

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Cream, Teal and Coral Pink Liberty Archive ink splat print Pima Cotton Lawn

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Sage Green, Aqua and Denim Blue Liberty Archive ink splat print Pima Cotton Lawn

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7011

Turquoise and Red Liberty Archive peacock feather print Pima Cotton Lawn

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7010

Jade Green and Blue Liberty Archive peacock feather print Pima Cotton Lawn

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7009

Denim Blue, Grey and Leaf Green Liberty Archive parasol print Stretch Cotton Poplin

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Denim Blue, Grey and Leaf Green Liberty Archive parasol print Pima Cotton Lawn

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7007

Royal Purple, Blue and Coral Liberty Archive parasol print Stretch Cotton Poplin

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7006

Royal Purple, Blue and Coral Liberty Archive parasol print Pima Cotton Lawn

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Coral Red, Denim Blue and Stone Liberty Archive parasol print Pima Cotton Lawn

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7004

Cranberry Pink and Green Liberty Archive illustrated garden floral print Pima Cotton Lawn

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Cream Violet and Blue Liberty Archive illustrated garden floral print Pima Cotton Lawn

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Navy Cotton Tana Lawn from Liberty

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Powder Blue and Multicolour ‘Gally Moggers’ Alice in Wonderland printed Liberty Tana Cotton Lawn

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Yellow and Multicolour ‘Gally Moggers’ Alice in Wonderland printed Liberty Tana Cotton Lawn

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Navy / Cream / Green seashell Liberty archive printed Cotton Lawn

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Aqua and Peach art nouveau Liberty archive printed Cotton Lawn

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Green and Blue berries and leaves Liberty archive Cotton Lawn

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6100

Coral Red / Blue parasol Liberty archive printed Cotton Lawn

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Denim Blue and Green parasol Liberty archive printed Cotton Lawn

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6099

Teal / Raspberry / Cream paisley and floral Liberty archive printed Cotton Lawn

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Green / Blue and White blossom floral printed Cotton Jersey from Liberty

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Plums and Greens ball printed Cotton Jersey from Liberty