Whoops – I wrote this post in real time after sewing this top back in April of 2021. Somehow, despite having the post written and photos taken, I did not get this post published! So better late than never, here is the slightly modified Cielo Top I sewed using a beautiful Liberty Lawn kindly gifted to me from Minerva. It served me well over the past many months, but this fabric is perfect for autumn and is really about to shine as the temps get cooler!
While I certainly didn’t expect to feel like a beautiful, perfectly styled princess while at the hospital for labor and delivery, I wanted to put together a few things that would feel pretty and meaningful – and keep me out of the hospital gown throughout my admission! When I was offered an opportunity to sew up the Named Lahja Dressing Gown in this beautiful Liberty cotton lawn as part of a kit from Minerva, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for.
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!