Saturday, March 13, 2010

Liberty of London

At Target this afternoon I went a little crazy on the new Liberty of London for Target collaboration.

Many of the end-caps were half-empty so I'm not sure if they've been shopped over (although the opening is tomorrow!), or if Target is still in the process of filling them. So I just grabbed everything that possibly interested me, which was a lot! I'm not sure about the bra and thong. I'm not typically a fan of ornately embellished underwear but these are cute and the price was nice. The clothes in general were okay but not for me. Most everything else, however, was adorable!

There are two items I wanted but couldn't find. One is this sweet watering can, in the Sixty print. (Actually I was quite taken with the Sixty print and bought a Two-Tier Tray, Gardening Gloves, File Folders and a Binder in that design, as you can see in photo above.)

The other is a large storage box in the same print, which I want to use in my sewing room to hold patterns.

Speaking of patterns, for the first time in a long time I took a few hours to wander through fabric stores this afternoon. Remember my long-ago post on Caftans? Lately, I've been re-inspired by designer Jules Reid's amazing tunics and caftans. Today, unexpectedly but happily, I found a great McCall's pattern (FINALLY!) and more surprisingly, a pretty graphic cotton/spandex fabric in white and royal for which to make a dress. (The fabric's a little too heavy for a full-length caftan, I think.) I'm planning on using two striped ribbons--one lime/white and the other lime/royal--as side-by-side trim. I will share the results as soon as I can!


Anonymous said...

I am going tomorrow morning--early to hopefully scoop up that watering can. I went today & the "Liberty" space was empty. Apparently they fill it overnight. I love your selections!!

QueenBeeSwain said...

so so so checking it out!


The Daily Connoisseur said...

How gorgeous! I saw this line advertised on TV- I love these prints and I love going to Liberty when I'm in London xo

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I love those printed gardening gloves! xx

Princess Freckles said...

Loving that caftan pattern! I plan to take a sewing class this summer, and I'm just so anxious to start making my own dresses!