Skirts at Lovely Liberty

On Saturday I made my first trip of this year to Liberty to teach my A-line skirt workshop. It is so much fun because the participants get to choose their favourite fabric from the entire Rowan range and I love seeing what everyone chooses.

Katie was first to finish and decided to add a patch pocket to the front of her skirt and then upped the stakes by buying more fabric in a contrast colour but the same design! Look at her impressive pattern matching

  
Michelle and Tina came together for a lovely day out and were off to shop after they finished their skirts

 
Janine chose this fantastic Zandra Rhodes print, the richest purple you can imagine 

 
Katherine let her wacky side out with her fabric choice. You might not be able to make it out, but it has some long-beaked birds wearing crowns, cloaks and fabulous blue shoes. Odd, but a great result. There were rumours that the same fabric in another colourway may have been purchased afterwards…

 
Although everyone was pleased with their finished skirts, I think Amanda and Doreen were probably more accurately described as overjoyed. Amanda didn’t want to take hers off!

 
And Doreen had never finished anything she had made before AND don’t her beads match her skirt perfectly?

 

We also had the company of Marybelle who had been struck down with an awful cold and despite that made a fabulous skirt but was understandably keener to get home than stay for her photo!

 The Rowan department in Liberty has moved across the third floor to a room which is spacious, with light flooding in and is such a lovely browsing space now. Make sure to visit next time you are nearby.

Finishing off is in the air here at the moment. I have just finished a Hitchhiker scarf, have just half a sleeve left on a Kid Silk Haze jumper and about 20 rows to do on a crochet ripple blanket. I am determined not to start anything new until those things are finished. Having said that I did buy some Anna Maria Horner thistle print Jersey on Friday and was wearing a new dress on Saturday even though I already have 3 other dresses already cut out.  Better get on…

Happy sewing!

 

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