it’s no small secret that we’re a little bit obsessed with liberty. we love how smooth and silky the fabrics are. we love the detail and thoughtfulness that goes into the designs. and we love to sew with liberty. the fabrics sew beautifully (especially when you’ve outfitted your machine with a microtex needle!) often times, when we place our liberty fabric orders, we have a million ideas about how brilliant a given fabric would look if fashioned into a dress, a tank, or whatever silhouette we’re taken with at the moment. but most of the time, we dream of liberty fabrics in the form of dresses!
oddly enough, (in new york city, at least) it’s easier to find a liberty dress fashioned for a little girl than it is to find one made for an adult. so . . . with our favorite ‘lil munchkin back in nursery school this week, we actually found some time to whip up a liberty dress for an adult!
the dress we made is based on madebyrae‘s washi dress pattern, which has a lovely baby doll silhouette. it can be purchased here. the fabric is liberty’s AW14 pattern . . . Kevin B, which we carry in the shop.
we followed most of rae’s instructions to the T with a few modifications . . . we made a double casing to accommodate 2 parallel bands of 3/4″ elastic, rather than the elastic shirring in her instructions. we also edge stitched the pocket against the body of the skirt so that the pocket wouldn’t float around so much.
a few more views of the fluttery armholes finished with bias tape and one of the back!
totally comfortable! ps. we made the size M, which based on a fit test seems to be accommodate a street size 4 – 8.
4 thoughts on “washi x liberty”
Ahh, gorgeous! I’ve been telling myself that I don’t need that Kevin print, but, well, I basically want to pull that dress out from my monitor and put it on:) Enjoy!
thank you carmen!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Emily! You should model it!
hi meredith! it’s actually a birthday present for my best friend 🙂 i have another one in the works for myself 🙂