November 17, 2013

Sew: Vogue 8495 in Liberty Wiltshire

I think Wiltshire would have to be my favourite Liberty print. And this is by far my favourite colourway. This is my third make in this print. Like Kristie, I've been hoarding this fabric for a special project. Never mind the fact that I can always buy more of it.  

The original plan was to make a smock style top and combine a beautiful white cotton lace remnant with the Liberty Wiltshire. But I could never get the combo of the lace and Liberty perfect, or find the perfect pattern. I also just wanted a loose blouse that I could wear all the time in hot weather. So I gave up on matching the lace and Liberty and went with the simple plan.

The pattern is an old Vogue pattern that I bought when I first starting sewing my clothes. I made it in a silk cotton print that was beautiful to wear. The only reason I got rid of it was that my sewing wasn't very good back then and it fell apart. I was going through my patterns recently when i spotted it and thought it would go well with the Wiltshire print. A match made in heaven!

Project Details
Pattern: Vogue 8495, size 16
Fabric: Liberty Wiltshire in Red from Shaukat
Alterations: Removed yoke facing and finished neck and armholes with self fabric bias binding.

I wore it today around the house and to swimming lessons with my denim Moss Mini and a pair of polka dot Tom's shoes. I paired it with a red cardi this morning which really changed the look of the print.

Love it. Now Melbourne, bring on Summer!!

L x


  1. Looks lovely! and comfortable too! I have some Liberty that I have had hoarded for 2 years and am nearly willing to use :) you are right when you say that there is more to buy...and it always feels so nice when I get it out and dream about what I could make with it. So silly!

  2. I agree with Beth, this top is so pretty.

  3. such a lovely summer top! - Bring on spring…..

  4. Liverty Wiltshire in Red is my favourite liberty print of all time as well

  5. Lovely! Apparently tomorrow will be 30 degrees! And then back to cold on wednesday.

  6. Perfect pattern for the Liberty print, so summery!

  7. Very pretty top. Love it with your denim Moss Mini. I have just bought some fabric for a very similar outfit, except I will be using the Grainline Studio Scout Tee and the Moss Mini.

  8. Love it, and red always looks good on you. I like that it has the casual feel of a peasant top but looks more styled. I too am over the rain and cold. I want to get my summer blouses and the like out to play.

  9. Your blouse is beautiful. I am a Liberty die hard fan and have just made a wrap around dress in their quilting weight 100% cotton. Your top looks so easy to wear and perfect for a Melbourne summer. Cheers, Karen

  10. Leith, this is absolutely gorgeous! Wiltshire is such a lovely print and the simplicity of this top really suits it well. What a perfect summer top! You look lovely in it.

  11. This is so pretty! I love that Liberty print too.
    You've reminded me that I have that pattern, I sewed it in seersucker a few years ago and it was a bit too voluminous, but seeing your version makes me want to try it again in a lighter fabric.


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