After KCWC Spring 2012, sewing plans have not stopped around here and I’m finding myself with a renew motivation for embracing some “almost forgotten” projects.
If you follow me on Flickr you are probably already well-acquainted with my love for Liberty.
What I haven’t shown so far is my Liberty stash.
Just in case you wonder, IT IS possible to collect liberty fabrics.
And mine is a very small collection (considering all the gorgeous liberty prints available …).
I’m not lying if I say I could spend hours looking at all the gorgeous prints and colors and feeling the soft touch of Tana Lawn.
Liberty makes me happy.
I have some of the prints in various color ways.
Usually I’m not to keen on seasonal prints, but every season I tried to grab a new print (even if it’s from their much-loved classic Tana Lawn collection).
Every now and then I use a print to sew a dress for my little girl (here, here and here).
As a “liberty collector” (lol) this is obviously a difficult moment for me. One should not use liberty lightly 🙂
I pick both the pattern and the print very carefully (and always measure twice before cutting).
But last Christmas the plans for my liberty stash were suddenly revised.
I got the new Liberty book and was inspired.
Suddenly, I have a new project to look forward and I just know my Liberty will be out of the cupboard and put to use very soon.
That’s a promise!
PS. In case you wish to know (I know my husband would), I’m a very sensitive Liberty buyer. Most of my liberty comes from eBay auctions (lots of luck and patience involved in the process) and from Shaukat (online Liberty outlet).
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I wanted to share an online fabric shop with you that is one of my favourites. They have a good stock of Liberty prints amongst a really good range of other fabrics. Not sure how shipping compares to the Shaukat site but it is worth a look. http://www.trurofabrics.com/cotton-fabrics/liberty-cotton-fabrics.html
Thank you for the hint, Katy!
I didn’t knew that online shop. Just took a look at their website and the selection looks quite nice (shipping prices also seem a bit cheaper than Shaukat, so probably I’ll be taking a closer look soon).
You migh just have found a new favorite 😉
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