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Liberty Print Blouse

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Hmm, it’s 8pm, we have to be up at 3am to travel to the airport, and I’ve just finished sewing my last top for holiday! (This post was scheduled to go live whilst we were away)

Does that sound familiar to anyone, or is it just me?

Back in April I went to Liberty’s London store and bought a metre of this lovely fabric. P1050333

I chose McCall’s 2818, view ‘D’ which is bottom left on the envelope front. P1050330

The pattern called for 1.5m of fabric and I had the last 1.10m on the roll, so I knew it was going to be tight, even at 150cm wide. Reading through the instructions first (as you always should!) I reckoned I could get away with it if I used plain white cotton of the same weight to make the back facings.

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To ensure that the print matched at the hem, I lined all the pieces up so the bottom edges lay on the same line of flowers. I couldn’t match at the side seams as they were all Princess seams and curved.P1050328 P1050329

The instructions required full interfacing on all the facings but, as the cotton is very thin, I thought it would be too stiff so I just used a strip around the neck edges and the buttonhole edge. This worked perfectly. P1050335

The white cotton was fine as the back facing. P1050358

Not as pleasing on the inside as the Liberty print would have been, but it would have cost Β£12.50 just to buy half a metre to make the back facings – so I figured the plain white cotton would do.

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The inside front is better:)

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The hem at the side backs and side fronts have a cute little split detail. (Just spotted some thread that needs trimming…)

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The neckline with its sharp ‘V’ cutout makes a nice change.

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Top made, now into my wardrobe to see what it might go with.

Rolled up jeggings and navy wedge-heeled flip-flops?

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Yep, that’ll do nicely.

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Right, I really MUST start the packing….

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41 thoughts on “Liberty Print Blouse

  1. Very pretty and very feminine. Who’s looking at the inside anyway?

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  2. I really like that fabric design. πŸ™‚ Lovely.
    Gorgeous top, you are fabulous.

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  3. What a lovely neat top. So useful. Happy holiday K xXx

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  4. The Liberty fabric is very pretty, a lovely last minute addition for your suitcase! πŸ™‚

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  5. Beautiful fabric and it looks like a really nice pattern too – finding any you can squeeze out of a metre is always good! I think the white cotton is a nice crisp contrast πŸ™‚

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  6. WOW! What a cute little top! You are so clever. I would have never thought to use the white to fix where I was short. The whole ensemble looks adorable. I think I spelled ensemble wrong. I am really diggin the wedge flip flops. The bear claws are too cute. LOL I really like your hair curly. It is funny how people with curly hair want straight and people with straight hair want curly.
    Safe travels on your return home. I know you just took tons of photos that I can’t wait to see. πŸ™‚ I forgot to put a note in with the magazine I sent but I think you will know it is from me. Enjoy the rest of your vaca.
    Lots of hooky love sent your way xxxxxx

    Robin over here in the good ole US of A!!

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    • Thanks Robin – you’re right about the hair thing, we always want what we haven’t got! It’s staying curly for the rest of our holiday as broken ribs are making the use of hair straighteners impossible:)

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  7. Beautiful! And great idea to use plain cotton on the inside – no one but you (and now us) know it’s there πŸ˜›

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  8. What a great blouse! Love the back details!

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  9. It’s absolutely gorgeous! You’ve done an ace job once again! Have a fabulous vacation, Sheila! Marianne xx

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  10. I just love the fabric print! Super cute, and the top goes amazing with the leggings. Nice one!

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  11. Man Alive it’s GORGEOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Awesome job! Your cutting and sewing is so perfect!

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  13. Such a pretty top! Really like the white contrast. Your button holes look incredibly neat πŸ™‚

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  14. Such a gorgeous top. I agree that it would have been a waste to buy more fabric for the facings when nobody can see them anyway!

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  15. I hope you’ve worn it a lot because it’s beautiful πŸ™‚ Well the whole outfit is. I’m so glad you didn’t spend Β£12.50 on a facing!

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  16. I hope you feel better soon. Hurt ribs suck. 😦 I have hurt mine enough for sure.

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  17. Oh looks gorgeous! Have a lovely time and the sun shines !

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  18. Love this….so well made and so cute!!!!

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  19. Ahhh, loving the Liberty! The button detail and front splits are really cute too.

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