Gentle readers may remember that I adore Liberty of London fabrics. I use it in quilts, bunting, accessories, and sometimes buy clothing in Liberty prints.
I think I prefer making things out of Liberty to purchasing items fully assembled, but I have been eyeing two new J. Crew spring pieces: the clutch above and the shoes below.
The clutch print is on a myriad of J. Crew items, from trousers to a skirt to a shirt and a scarf, but I prefer the clutch for its shapelessness, if you will. There's no darting, no seaming, no scrunching, just print.
And this print can come across a tad too yellow in a garment, so the clutch is perfect. It's kind of a Miss Rumphius-in-a-hothouse look.
(The bad news is that the clutch comes with a beyond hideous chain and matching fabric shoulder pad. Tuck in the chain or remove it.)
I've known the print on these shoes for a good fifteen years, at least.
I've used it in a quilt and still have some of my original stash tucked away. I don't pull it out any more, because I prefer different colours now. (These colours remind me of the "old" days, when Liberty was less available in the United States and I'd have access only to pre-cut bundles. How I looked forward to and treasured those bundles!)
But on a pump this print catches my eye again. Anything too bright would be annoyingly playful; these pinks and blacks have a measure of sophistication.
Do gentle readers have any favourite Liberty prints, items, or garments?