Liberty are famous for their tiny floral prints, but it seems like I hardly ever use them.
So I was delighted when I received an email via my etsy.com shop from a new customer in the US, who had gone ahead and picked out the simple, charming floral, Capel, which Liberty have been printing on tana lawn since 1978.
Capel and I have some history. Back in the early 1990s, I had a fit-and-flare button-through dress with a bit of a 40s look to it. I can remember wearing it with Kickers and grey chunky socks (the closest I could get to grunge) and sometimes with some cream wedge sandals. There seems to be no photographic record of either, perhaps fortunately.
I must have bought more than I needed, because a few years later I had enough to make this little dress for my daughter, Martha Jane. Aaaaaw.
My new American customer has chosen this soft green colourway with creamy flowers and leaves outlined in dark blue. We’ve chosen to pipe it – smile pockets and all – in teal. Can’t wait to get started!