A new summer outfit – it couldn’t be easier!

Liberty skirt and mustard Twisted Tank // Behind the HedgerowThese days I am still mainly existing under a pile of fabric and patterns from our blogger’s #parissewsocial trip to Paris.  This combination of fabrics immediately jumped out of the pile at me so I knew it had to be my first make.  In fact, I was able to make TWO outfits from these two fabrics – more on that later.

Liberty skirt and mustard Twisted Tank // Behind the Hedgerow

For the first ensemble I wanted something quick and simple for two reasons (and one of them is NOT just because I’m lazy! 😉 ).

  • First, I was so anxious to see these fabrics on Margot that I couldn’t be spending days making something elaborate.
  • Second, the fabrics are so gorgeous as they are that I didn’t think they needed too much messing around with.

…or maybe I’m just lazy!

Liberty skirt and mustard Twisted Tank // Behind the Hedgerow

OK, where shall we start.  Everyone loves a Liberty print…

The Skirt

This Liberty of London fabric is one of my all-time favourites.  It’s called Mitsi in nougat and was a generous gift from the online fabric shop Cousette.  It’s beautiful and understated yet still has a bit of pazazz in the form of the sparkly gold dots in the centre of the flowers.  This same fabric was given to all the #parissewsocial bloggers so keep your eyes open and I’m sure you’ll see some beautiful creations popping up.

Liberty of London // Behind the Hedgerow

Cousette not only stocks Liberty of London (new season as well as vintage) but also a large selection of Petit Pan, Atelier Brunette, Nani Iro, and Kokka, amongst others.  If you’re looking for fabric inspiration then look no further!

Liberty skirt and mustard Twisted Tank // Behind the Hedgerow

The skirt itself is as simple as can be – basically one large rectangle sewed into a circle with french seams and then gathered and attached to the neon elastic waistband (bought years ago at Purl Soho).  I loosely followed this tutorial on Purl Bee.

Liberty skirt and mustard Twisted Tank // Behind the Hedgerow

For the hem I finally got around to doing a rolled hem on my serger.  Well, that was easy – not sure why I put that off for so long.

Liberty skirt and mustard Twisted Tank // Behind the HedgerowI’m pretty sure Margot will live in this skirt this summer – so light and breezy and easy to throw on!

The (Un)Twisted Tank

This mustard jersey was also a gift – this time from the Finnish online shop, Nosh.  Nosh is new to me but I can’t tell you how excited I am to order some more of their amazing organic jerseys.  They sell ready-to-wear clothes as well – for those times when sewing something yourself just isn’t going to happen!  As you’d expect from anything Scandinavian, the aesthetic is minimal, oh-so chic with a splash of playfulness.  Seriously, who could resist these tigers?!

Liberty skirt and mustard Twisted Tank // Behind the Hedgerow

The pattern for this tank is the Twisted Tank by Laura of Titchy Threads.  I have always loved Laura’s patterns, both for their design and instructions.  I will be sharing more about the Twisted Tank (and Laura’s new Twisted Trousers pattern) next week as part of the Twisted Tuesdays Tour so will save all the details until then.  For now, just know that this little tank is the perfect summer garment for boys and girls!  It’s a quick sew but, even with something so simple, Laura manages to teach a few tricks along the way – and I just love the fit!  Love the fit!!

Liberty skirt and mustard Twisted Tank // Behind the Hedgerow

Like I’ve already said, I love this combination of fabrics.  Check back in the coming days to see another creation…

Thanks for reading – hope you’re all enjoying sunshine, sewing, and…climbing trees!

Laura x

Liberty skirt and mustard Twisted Tank // Behind the Hedgerow


11 thoughts on “A new summer outfit – it couldn’t be easier!

  1. In The Boon Docks

    Hi I always love the clothes you sew! You make it look so easy! How do you make the headband my granddaughter has this wild crazy long curl hair which she hates in her face. Your headband look like just the thing I need. I have never sewn knits before but have some and willing to try.

  2. kathryn

    I love this outfit, in fact I’d wear it myself! The jersey looks like it has a gorgeous texture and looks really good quality, I’ll need to check out that shop. Also, that neon elastic is brilliant!

  3. kathryn

    Sorry if I’ve commented twice, not sure if my first one went through. I love this outfit, I’d wear it myself! The fabrics look great together & that jersey looks like gorgeous quality. That neon elastic is brilliant too!

  4. naehconnection

    I must confess: I gave the Liberty print to my mother-in-law. Brown just isn’t my or my daughter’s colour and it would be too bad to have such a special and gorgeous fabric stashed away. My mother-in-law sews, too and she often wears brown and helps as so much with the kids. Was just a good way to say thank you… So, even though I’m not going to sew something from the fabric, I’m still looking forward to see what all of you make with it. Any you have already raised the bar quite high: Pairing it with the nice yellow NOSH fabric plus adding some neon orange elastic! I’m totally loving it!

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  6. Sarah Helene

    WOW, what a unique outfit for your girl: Mustard colored sleeveless top paired with a lovely white floral gathered skirt. The orange neon elastic belt adds PIZZAZZ! You certainly have a keen design and color sense! FUN outfit with lots of love sewn in by Mom.


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