Taking liberties with Gabby
I love a play on words (see title) and much as I love my new dress…
Earlier this week I saw a photo on Instagram that inspired me to make a dress from three different liberty fabrics in my stash. Am I taking colour blocking to the next level?
This dress is very quirky and it feels so me!
I have numerous liberty pieces in my stash that are my colours but they feel a little ‘too pretty’ or ‘dainty’ for my current style. Combining them has allowed me to create a very unique garment, use my stash, and sew and wear one of the nicest fabrics around. This dress has a lot of things going for it and it’s definitely in the running for my… drum-roll… all-time favourite me-made dress. Yes, I’m on a post sewing garment high…
The pattern is Tessuti’s Gabby Dress without alteration. It’s my second time making this pattern (the first was pre-blogging) and I imagine it won’t be the last! The pattern is well drafted, comes in two lengths (I opted for the longer one) and is a quick and satisfying sew.
Now for some twirling to showcase the fabric…
Pattern: Tessuti’s Gabby Dress
Fabric: Liberty Tana Lawn from Tessuti (front & back) and eBay (navy sleeve with red flowers)
Accessories: Necklace from Elk & shoes purchased at Miss Lousie.