Is there anything more lovely and romantic than Liberty fabric? I’ve admired it from afar for quite awhile, but this was my first time working with it. It is definitely worthy of all the hype that it receives!
First of all, the quality of the fabric is stellar. Cotton lawn is traditionally just a lovely fabric to work with – it behaves well, holds a press nicely, yet is light enough to offer a little drape and flow. It is an ideal garment fabric. I’ve worked with many cotton lawns, and this is certainly up there with the greats. It is very soft to the touch, almost silky, and feels high end. I will admit that it did lose a bit of that silky smoothness after a pre-wash, but it still feels excellent against my skin!
The next wonderful thing about this fabric is the print. Liberty is known for their easily recognizable, charming floral motifs. Their color palettes always tend to have a bit of a vintage vibe to me, and this one felt very 1970’s. I couldn’t see it as anything other than a Roscoe Blouse! In my head, this billowy Roscoe Blouse is begging to be paired with some dark denim Lander Pants. I’ve got the exact denim sitting on my shelf, once I’m ready to get around to it! I think this would also be so fun with a giant pair of bell bottoms! In the meantime, though, I’m having fun pairing this great top with all the pants that already exist in my wardrobe.
I thought I’d picked up just enough of this fabric to make my Roscoe Blouse, but once I’d cut it out, I found I had a good bit leftover. I’ve learned recently that I am most likely to ever use the fabric remnants if I go ahead and get something cut out right away, and simply sew the things back to back – the machine is already threaded with the right color, it just makes sense! So before I got to work on my Roscoe, I set out cutting out the rest of the fabric.
First up – a matching outfit for my little one. We’ve really enjoyed twinning this year, and though she is still growing, she is finally at a phase where she is staying the same size for more than 5 minutes. It is so much easier to make things for her when I already have the pattern cut out and ready to go! I used the Super Bison Mini Dune dress, which I had previously used for her birthday dress back in October, and I couldn’t be more excited about the result! When I used this pattern for her birthday, the dress was made from a very drapey viscose fabric. The greater stability of the cotton lawn made for such a fun difference in the sleeves – I love how big and ruffley these are! Her dress was the first garment I sewed in 2021, so it is a bit chilly outside to be running around in a cotton lawn dress alone, but luckily it paired so easily with a long sleeve tee and tights! I had recognized that navy blue was going to be a nice color pairing with this fabric, but until I pulled out her eggplant-colored tee, I hadn’t realized how nicely this color pulls from the fabric color palette, as well!
After my top and her dress, I still had some fabric leftover… And guys, if you didn’t already know, you don’t waste Liberty. I cut out two of my recent go-to accessories – a Nantucket bow scrunchie and a face mask – and was finally left with minimal, unusable scraps that I wasn’t heartbroken to let go of. Maybe I don’t need to wear my matching mask, hair tie, and top all at the same time, but it’s hilarious to know I have the option!
I’m thrilled about my first venture into Liberty fabrics… And thank goodness I am, because at the time I finished this one I had 4 more cuts of Liberty on my shelf ready to go (one has now been used for the Norma Blouse I posted last week, another is just waiting for a button placket before it becomes a finished garment)!!! I’ve got great plans for all of them, and I’m eager to get cutting and sewing just as soon as possible. I’m also excited at the potential collection of Liberty print masks I’ll be accruing… And while we’re at it, how spoiled would a 2 year old be if she had multiple outfits sewn from this fancy fabric? Food for thought.
PS – I was super excited that my earrings matched the colors of my top so perfectly! They are beige circles with three stripes along one side – navy, orange, and a lighter blue. A match made in heaven! They were gifted to me by a local Dallas, Texas clay polymer artist – ClayBae Creations! She has LOTS of great designs in her shop, and you can get 15% off using code “YAY15”! I showed off another pair from her with my flannel Camden skirt last month, and have one more (very awesome – my favorite of the three!) pair to show off soon!
Thanks for reading my thoughts on this pattern! The fabric used for this post was provided to me by Minerva in exchange for photos and a blog post of my finished garments posted on their website. The Roscoe Blouse pattern by True Bias was purchased by me, and the Super Bison Mini Dune dress was gifted to me in 2020 in exchange for my thoughts on the product. All words and opinions expressed throughout this post are my own, as always. Links provided throughout this post may be affiliate links – if you choose to purchase any products through these links, I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you. This simply helps me balance the costs of my sewing habit and the time it takes to share it with you!! Happy Sewing!
- XX Elizabeth