The creative and marvelous Emily works at Britex, and made this delightful, delicious, and de-loverly frock from Liberty of London cotton lawn. Liberty collaborated with Hello Kitty to make the Apple Tree Hello Kitty design. Apple Tree was a design produced in 1934 featuring one of Kitty’s favorite foods! Emily sells this at her Etsy shop, DevonRose. She says that this is “A beautiful “back to school” dress. Available in sizes 12m all the way up to 6Y” It is obvious from this photo that Devon is clearly ready for reading, writing, and arithmetic! This Liberty of London Apple Tree Hello Kitty fabric is available on Britex Fabrics’ 2nd floor, or by phone at 415-392-2910.
Karletta, San Francisco’s urbane grandmother and blogger supreme from The Urbane Grandmother, combined Liberty of London cotton lawn, little girls, and a McCalls sundress pattern. Liberty of London cotton lawn is ideal for so many garments, including heirloom quality children’s clothing, men’s dress shirts, pajamas, vintage-style frocks, and more. Liberty is great for travel, as it can be easily washed out in the sink, and dries quickly and nearly wrinkle-free! Britex carries a generous selection of Liberty of London cottons in our SF store; if you can’t make it into the store, utilize our handy Customized Swatch Service so that you can fondle and drool over these luscious fabrics for yourself!
‘Tis true; Monsieur Du Jour has returned after a sabbatical at Le Nevaï, Verbier in the Swiss Alps, where all restorative cures should be taken. It has been a time of mornings languishing on wooden deck chairs overlooking Val de Bagnes, afternoons sweating out the impurities of life in the Turkish hamman and tobogganing in the Swiss Romande, and evenings strolling through the snowy moonlight night. I unpack my steamer, noting with satisfaction the array of stickers documenting my meanderings. Francy, the one-eyed ginger cat, and Lulu, the Maine Coon are bemused, but grateful to be curled up together on top of my quilt; caviar and lox in silver dishes are good temporarily, but nothing soothes like home. I hang up my newest Liberty shirt in my cedar wardrobe – the staggered green and blue houses remind me of the German Expressionist paintings of Franz Marc, and I am happy.
Britex Fabric’s second floor is blooming with a new shipment of soft Liberty of London cotton lawn! Today my favorite is this one with grey and brown birch trees adorned with fantastical fleurs and paisley. As Nanki-Poo would say……
“The flowers that bloom in the spring, Tra la,
Breathe promise of merry sunshine —
As we merrily dance and we sing, Tra la,
We welcome the hope that they bring, Tra la,
Of a summer of roses and wine, Of a summer of roses and wine.
And that’s what we mean when we say that a thing
Is welcome as flowers that bloom in the spring. Tra la la la la, Tra la la la la,
The flowers that bloom in the spring.”
(From The Mikado and by the immortal Gilbert and Sullivan)
This Liberty of London Art Nouveau print has graceful flowing lines and clear muted colors. It is just the thing to segue from rainy winter mornings to the dewy newness of spring, and would make a luxuriously fabulous shawl-collared robe.
The new Liberty of London is finally here! We have 32 bolts on Britex Fabric’s 2nd floor. I’ve been told they will be ready by this weekend. There are several patterns that I am swooning to make into spring pajamas with contrasting collar and cuff piping.