Over the last few months, I have had the absolute pleasure of getting to choose a number of Liberty Prints to sew up, courtesy of Minerva. This print in particular ended up being my favorite of all the prints I chose… And of course that left me paralyzed when it came to choosing a pattern to sew up with it! The colors and the tiny florals are absolutely perfect, and so quintessentially Liberty, that I became very precious about this cut of fabric. I made about 8 different plans for this, but I was never quite ready to commit and kept letting other projects cut the line. In my head, it has now been a wrap top, a dress with petal sleeves, a woven boxy tank, a short sleeve woven tee, a wrap skirt, an A-line skirt, and I can’t even recall what else! I finally settled on a great pattern – check it out here!
Back in January / February, I had the pleasure of choosing this fun, romantic, ruffly top pattern from the lineup of patterns offered in Issue 13 of Fibre Mood magazine, in exchange for promoting the pattern on launch day! I had participated with Fibre Mood launches before, and I was more than thrilled to jump in on this one. My baby bump was just beginning to show, and I knew this pattern would see me through pregnancy and nursing, between the lovely ruffled bodice and button-down front. I had the most romantic, dusky pink Liberty London cotton lawn just waiting on my shelf for the perfect pattern to come along, and the Rozan Top was the answer. It was all falling into place!
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! I went all in with my first cut of Liberty fabric – a top for me, a dress for my Mini, and a couple of ridiculous matching accessories to top it off!
Have you ever decided that a pattern wasn’t for you, only to find yourself inexplicably drawn to it over and over again? That was me with the Norma Blouse. For some reason, when I first saw the line drawings for this pattern it just didn’t speak to me as something I thought I would wear often. I don’t know what it was about it, but I quickly decided that this was one I could live without… Until I couldn’t 🙂