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LIberty exhibit Great British Sewing Bee live

We’re counting down he days until the Liberty in Fashion exhibition brings its  timeless style boost to the Great British Sewing Bee Live...

The GBSB Live show is coming to London this September and it’s being billed as the UK’s largest new dressmaking and sewing event. You’ll find our full round-up of everything you need to know about the show in issue 32 but we couldn’t resist giving a special shout out here about one of our highlights to watch out for at the event: its exhibition of archive Liberty pieces!

From romantic, densely patterned garments from the post-war 1930s to the Art Nouveau revival of the 1950s and Swinging 1960s, then Seventies Pastoralism with its characteristic smocking, this is your chance to see beautiful Liberty fabrics and vintage garments up close! The collection has been curated specially for The Great British Sewing Bee Live by the Fashion and Textile Museum.

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© Fashion and Textile Museum/Daniel Lewis.

The exhibition showcases the work of Liberty Art Fabrics and the textile design studio and demonstrates Liberty’s strong relationships with designers, including collaborations with Jean Muir and Mary Quant.

The Great British Sewing Bee Live takes place at ExCel London from 21st-24th September 2017. We’ll be there hosting workshops, stalking Patrick Grant and trying to resist the urge to splurge on more fabric!

Sew the look – new Liberty cotton fabrics launching this summer

Why stop at admiring vintage dresses when you can get Liberty fabrics on your sewing table today? Liberty have announced a new fabric collection in partnership with EQS, and the new range will be available in shops this Autumn.

The English Garden fabric collection features the quintessential designs of Liberty prints in classic quilting weight cotton. Featuring  23 designs in 3 colourways, and drawing from Liberty’s library of past fabrics dating back over 150 years, we can’t wait to get these on our sewing tables!

Visit the EQS website to find your local stockist.

EQS Liberty English Garden fabric swatches

Picture credits:

Top two images in this post: Just a few of the vintage Liberty print dresses that will be on display at the Show © Fashion and Textile Museum/Daniel Lewis.

The new Liberty English Garden range (above): available from EQS stockists later this year.