July 10, 2007

Liberty fabric remnants from the summer sale

Filed under: daily life — Cristina de Prada @ 9:32 pm

Liberty fabric remnants

Here they are for you too see… I could not believe that on the 28th of July when I stepped into Liberty (London) it turned out to be the first day of the summer sale, just my lucky day. The first thing I thought about was looking for remnants and so I did. The prices were steep as you can see, but if you buy these by the meter the price is much much higher. The shop attendant said that in a couple of days it all would be gone and I believed him. I don’t regret buying it although I don’t know what I’ll use it for! As you can see three of the patterns are very Liberty. I had to buy the red berries one because I remembered the pattern from something my mother had. The one with the trees and birds was so cute I could not resist, and the one with the circles has such lovely bold colors that I decided to bring it home with me. You can imagine my relief when my suitcase (lost for 3 days) showed up at home with my precious Liberty fabric in it!


  1. I’m seeing natural straw, with the red berries as a horizonally pleated head band and the edge trim, and either the glass berries on top or satin berries made from three shades of silk dyed with gradiate colors. On the cloche, of course!
    Or maybe grey green straw, close to the leaf color.

    It would kill me to diagonal cut that gorgeous fabric, but maybe there would be enough left to make a small pert neck scarf to match. I do so love when the scarf matches the hat.

    Lucky you!

    Comment by jill — July 10, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

  2. Maybe this pattern
    for the bees and trees or the circles one. I bought the book yesterday, so you’ll have the pattern…..

    Comment by Prima — July 11, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

  3. Hi Cousin. So you bought the Amy Butler In Stitches book eh?… I really look forward to looking into it. I think the circles one is going to make a great clutch bag… perhaps with a matching hat? The other fabrics are very thin (kind of shirt fabric) so they wouldn’t be good for a bag.

    Comment by cristinadeprada — July 11, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

  4. yes, I did it (buy the book). Something weird happens to my fingers everytime I enter amazon.co.uk…. I bought that and a few Louie’s coloring books for my kids

    En fin. After I posted the Amy Butler link, I remembered that I tried (at Liberty, eons ago) a shirt made out of the berries material. It was lovely, but very expensive for the student I was 20 years ago….

    Comment by Prima — July 11, 2007 @ 11:23 pm

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