Liberty London is one of the most magical places in the world. From the building’s Tudor-esque exterior to the smells on the beauty floor, it’s somewhere that I love to visit when I’m in London, although the pricing is a bit too high if you’re a student like myself. My favourite section is obviously the fabrics, which Liberty is world renowned for, long before I’d managed to get some fabric of my own, I’d appreciated the stunning designs but wasn’t aware of why the fabric is given such a hefty price (£22 a metre). My Aunt was kind enough to send me some left over Liberty fabric from one of her projects and I was pleasantly surprised by the amazing quality and softness of the fabric. Using my Simplicity 1609 pattern ,which is for a 60s replica shift dress, I made a top by shortening the pattern pieces. It was a fairly easy dressmaking project and one that I’ve already worn a lot. The only problem I had was with the seam allowances as when I made a dress from the same pattern years ago, I used a 1cm seam allowance instead of 1.5cm. This meant that when I tried on the finished top, I got a bit stuck in it and the only way to save it was to let out the seam allowances, as the amount of fabric I had was very limited. I can’t find the exact fabric that I used, however this one is similar.
|Thanks to my dad for photobombing what would have been a good photo.
I found it too funny to not feature in this post, however.