I am a huge fan of Liberty of London fabric. Choosing a print can be tricky- but choosing a pattern from Liberty of London is easy. Every Liberty print is fabulous- you can’t make a mistake. So when I saw that there was a Liberty print available in a cozy fleece from the absolutely charming Guthrie Ghani Fabric Shop- I couldn’t resist. What could be better than an everyday sweatshirt in an extraordinary print? I ordered the Liberty Ruby Templar A Linford Fleece Backed Cotton Sweatshirt Fabric and I am glad I did because it wasn’t around for long! You can find Liberty of London sweatshirt material here.
Ordering from this lovely fabric shop was a snap- the yardage arrived surprisingly swiftly- and included a friendly note from staff.
The fabric was even better in real life. The print and colors are amazing and the material is super soft and cozy!! You can glimpse the softness on the back face of the fabric and some hand sewing on rolled neck in progress.
The most difficult decision for this project was choosing a sweatshirt pattern. I absolutely couldn’t decide, so oops- I made two (I promise to pass one of these off). When a project is simple- it is difficult to stop at one.
Here’s the version that I made from the trusty Grainline Linden. This particular Liberty fleece fabric has practically no stretch- minor inconvenience. Happily, the Linden is roomy, so no worries. Because of the lack of stretch and the posh patterning, i decided to eliminate the sleeve cuffs and banded hem. My model is very similar to Lauren’s - adorable owner of Guthrie and Ghani.
For the second, I used this Simplicity pattern which is a bit more refined (boring?). The lack of stretch in this model was more challenging- wish I had a smaller head.
Now that they are both finished I still can’t decide which model I prefer.
But I know I love the print!