Last summer, I was smitten by the release of the Liberty Lifestyle fabric collection (gorgeous quilting cotton from Liberty).
I picked a few favorites (not easy, I confess) but then I just waited: For the sale season (confession: I have expensive tastes when it comes to fabric so I need to shop wisely).
And finally, a couple of weeks ago my waiting has paid off: Both Liberty (online shop) and a favorite online french shop were on sale.
As much as I wanted to stock on almost everything (!), I managed to behave very well (at least, I think I did) and got only a few prints from the Garnet line (gorgeous). I also took the opportunity to buy the new Betsy porcelain (my new favorite) and a couple of D’Anjo tana laws (also on sale).
The Liberty quilting cotton is very nice with a beautiful satin touch and vivid colors and since it’s a bit heavier than their tana law it’s just perfect for my late-winter/early spring sewing.
My girl is always in need of new tops, so I decided to make her one of my (new) favorite patterns: the Colombine blouse.
It was not the first time I tested this pattern so it went together quite nicely (two evenings) and I was enchanted by the result (love the colors. Almost like a work of art).
I was truly impressed by the colors and the way the blouse looks so “picture-perfect”.
The Colombine is a beautiful pattern (although it’s in French, it’s really quite easy to follow, especially if you already have some sewing experience). I love to add a lace collar t-shirt underneath the Colombine – adds a cute touch and it’s an extra layer of clothing that works really nice for our mild winters:
Not quite sure, if I had posted a back picture of the Colombine here before:
(note: One of the back buttons is not missing. It’s just unbuttoned as this picture was taken after being worn by my girl).
And a few action pictures in the park (it was a lovely winter day. Guess springtime will be here soon):
She worn the blouse with Clever Charlotte Finch shorts (made in dark green corduroy), another favorite around here and perfect for all-seasons (she’s been wearing those the entire winter with tights and turtlenecks).
Excuse the mismatched tights: Apparently “someone” decided it was time to get crafty and try to refashioned her tights-collection. This was one of the few pairs left (luckily for her, the winter is almost over as I’m not sure I want to go shopping for more tights. Even if they are on sale).
Isn’t it pretty?
xx, Ana Sofia