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Liberty of London Scarf

2013 October 4

As I was saying on Sunday – I splurged a tad to get some Liberty of London fabric (eek!) from Bee Modern Fabrics and Yarn last month. It came home in a super-cute bio-degradable re-usable bag – made in Canada! The bag is “hiding” under my Liberty Scarf Kit in the photo above, also packaged to look as amazing as you’d want to expect for Liberty.

I have to say (at the risk of sounding like a fabric snob) that I really love my little piece of Liberty! I wasn’t sure what the fuss was about until I got to see and feel it for myself. The prints are so pretty – pretty in the truest sense of the word. The florals are very feminine, but not too over the top. And the colours are amazing – the blue and peachy coral go so well together and aren’t a colour mix you see everyday.

I hemmed my piece up a few weeks ago using the handy rolled hem instructions provided with the pack. I ended up sewing the ends together with a french seam to make a faux cowl/infinity-type scarf. It is not quite long enough to be an infinity scarf, but I really like the look of it anyhow. It’s just a bit cozier than it “should be”! Bee sells longer lengths specifically for making infinity scarves, and ones with beaded or crocheted ends as well. (By the way, I’m so irritated that I forgot to wear earrings for this little photo shoot!)

I also got a few other things (of course!) while I was there. Since Monique stocks Rowan thread, I decided to pick some up to play with. Maybe a small quilting project? I’ll have to pick up some Amy Butler fabric to make it with of course!  I also picked up some Riley Blake “Hello Sunshine” by Lori Whitlock, the Spa Scallop that I used in my latest Toddler Backpack and some California Dreamin’ by Jenean Morrison for Free Spirit. Oh, and 2 metres of green Kona cotton that was on sale. I was going to get 1/2 m – but my husband liked that it was on sale and tells me I will thank him later for upping the quanity! I’m sure he is right… I’m thinking a Sally dress with the California Dreamin’…

Hmmm… oh, sorry… you’re still here… right! It’s been one of those days. The kind where you want to finish things (like butterfly backpack pattern pieces!) and you suddenly remember the 7 things you need to do that aren’t on your list for the day.

Oh, and I should mention that if you haven’t noticed around the web, the Sew Fab Fall pattern bundle is here for only a few more days (ends Oct 8)! I bought the spring version and it was amazing. This time it’s bigger! You get a bundle of 26 pdf sewing patterns for $29.95 – but it’s only available to buy for a week! That works out to just over a dollar a pattern… amazing! You can get the bundle here from Sew Much Ado, Abby’s super-cute quilt pattern is included in the pack. I bought mine on Monday of this week and have been dying to use it. Maybe something will show up on Monday’s post… we’ll see!

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  1. Seams Sew Laura permalink
    October 4, 2013

    That is really pretty fabric and the scarf turned out really nice! Yeah, you should have worn earrings. Just kidding! Great photos!

    • October 5, 2013

      Thanks Laura! I’m so bugged about the earrings… I almost considered using Photoshop to add some in… but I ran out of time! :) I have to thank Matt for the photos of me… he’s super helpful!

  2. October 5, 2013

    Your cowl scarf looks great to me! I really want to make one for myself but our fall days have been so glorious that I haven’t been sewing much. Maybe once it snows. Mine will not be Liberty of London fabric though :( I am a recycle/upcycle girl :) Just a tad jealous but I am sure I will get over it lol.
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    • October 5, 2013

      Thanks Tracy! I feel super fortunate to have gotten a tiny piece of Liberty – I don’t think there will be much more in the future! :) I like recycling too, I’ve got a huge stack of clothes to use for other things, it’s just getting to it!

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