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AT LAST something to do with all that LIBERTY fabric we have been storing,
This review is from: The Liberty Book of Home Sewing (Hardcover)
As a Liberty fanatic, I was awaiting this book with much anticipation.
I am not disappointed. There are lots of simple things to make in this beautifully produced book.
My favourite is the stunning peacock which cleverly uses the pattern in Libery Hera/Caesar or Isis fabric.
The Roman blind in a stunning monocrome art nouveau print is also inspirational.
All the photos show fabulous items made up in Tana Lawn - some of which probably aren't too practical for creating e.g. bags - as it is not a strong fabric. That aside, this book is a new inspiration and a much needed update to the previous Liberty home sewing book which is awfully dated (both in design, items and colour schemes).
In truth, the book has few truly original items to make but the use of iconic Liberty Prints refreshes enthusiasm to get the Sewing Machine out and start using up those pretty remanants. I wish I could get to some of the Liberty sewing days at Regent Street but this will have to do in the meantime.
This will definitely be something I will be buying friends this December!