liberty top from stylish dress book

by Dorie on August 20, 2009

liberty by the sea

Oh, Stylish Dress Book! How you are filled with stylish dresses. This is my first stylish dress book pattern,—so excited about the book before I made it. I envisioned making every single pattern and then making a gallery page just to show each piece next to its letter. When I write it out it sounds even more crazy, especially because I know there are patterns in that book that I would never wear. I just love the idea of the book so much. In practice, I am not actually a Japanese model, and the voluminous tops don’t drape in the same way. This top is letter B. It came out rather poofy in the front, and I was just going to embrace it (even though someone else in the house called it a mumu), but my mom had the brilliant idea to gather up the front under the bosom. Perfecto! Now I love it.

liberty top by the jetty

Used some of the Liberty I bought when I went to London last summer. I don’t think I even blogged about the fabric I bought then, but it was so exciting. I happened to hit Liberty on their annual clearance and customer appreciation sale. Bonus. Also, did you know they have remnants there? They do. It took me so long to cut into the fabric because it seemed so dear, but then after a year of not using it, it made me more sad to have it go unused than it made me anxious to cut it. So!

Today was our first day of school here. It was completely uneventful, and now we have to start thinking about schedules again. It makes one realize that what is really especially good about the summer are a those unstructured evenings. Ah, well.

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wendy August 20, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Hi-
I just found your site while googling Nani Iro. I love this blouse in Liberty. I have been trying to decide which pattern to use for my Liberty before using scissors on it. I think this is it!

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Hanihoney36 August 22, 2009 at 6:08 am

I love that blouse!!!

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Lynn August 23, 2009 at 11:08 am

Beautiful print! Love Liberty!!

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jess September 9, 2009 at 9:09 am

This blouse is perfect! I just love the gathers under the bosom.

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