Once you get hooked on "the good stuff", it makes it impossible to turn back, it becomes your "go-to" and you just make the investment, knowing that excellent quality fabric is what makes the garment become an heirloom that will last thru generations.
Liberty of London is one of my favorites and I've completely fallen in love with the luxurious silky feel of this fabric! Of course it's expensive, because it's known as the "good stuff". Every once in while tho, I find a deal on Liberty and I order yardage to just save for something special, other times I see a print that I just have to have, no matter how much it costs!
I recently dug into my Liberty stash to use with a vintage pattern from my collection. I could just envision what this dress would look like using this print and I couldn't wait to get started!
I was eager to get started and carefully laid out each pattern piece to make best use of my fabric, meaning that I work hard to not waste it. It seems I was a little too eager and after cutting all the pieces out, I realized that I had cut every.single.piece out the wrong way on the fabric. I failed to notice that there is an up and a down to the fabric print.
The pattern I used is very similar to the out of print Children's Corner Candace, which is next to impossible to locate. If you find it, expect to pay as much as $88!
The pattern I used is a little older than the Children's Corner version, but very similar and just as cute! This is another pattern that is next to impossible to locate - lucky for me I have in my stash two sizes!
Here is my finished Little Liberty of London pleated dress.
I used the tiniest of lace trim around the collar, sleeve cuffs and yokes
Just for fun I used cotton lace insertion on the hemBack to the sewing studio for more stitching...until next time...