FINISHED! A Kanerva for the Liberty Atrium

It feels good to have a new blouse for the wardrobe. I've had this on the go for a few weeks, interspersed with holidays and my machines being away, but I finally finished it on the weekend. Yes, its another Named pattern Kanerva. It isn't often that I sew the same pattern up more than once, but I am a big fan of this pattern. A big fan. I just love the fit and while a more simple fabric would show the design lines, I do love it in crazy Liberty prints. 
This time I made it up in Liberty Atrium C, which is from the Liberty Art Fabrics SS 14, Gallery of Prints collection.

Based on an illustrative design from 1972 with a 1920s feel, The Atrium fabric print represents Liberty’s iconic Central Atrium space on the Ground Floor.

The Street Level fabric story celebrates Liberty’s eclectic ground floor accessories. Each design pays homage to a different area or department, taking on the intrinsic mood of each individual space.


I love the 1920s feel of this design and bought this fabric in the blue colourway as well as I wasn't sure from the internet photos which one I would like.  I found the blue to be way too washed out for me but I love the autumn colours of this one.  

The only change I made from the last one, was to interface the button plackets with a heavier interfacing as I found the lighter weight one on my other Kanerva is a bit too light and there is a tendency for the plucket to go a bit out of shape during/after a wear. 
So, a new blouse to add to the Me Made May rotation! Sadly, I've fallen off the wagon a bit in terms of documentation as I spent last week at FashFest covering the fashions for The Canberran, but I have been wearing me mades every day and keen to catchup and dive into the flickr pool. 

35 comments:

  1. Lovely as always, so autumnal!

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  2. Gorgeous top! I'm glad you are back on the "wagon" but it looks like the Fashfest was so worth being MIA for MMM! So much to be inspired by I'm sure!

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  3. I love this on you! And I like your choice of fabric - the pattern has just enough visual interest with the back buttons and the peplum, but still makes a great vehicle for the cool print.

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  4. this pattern is such a great shape on you! And as always, the Liberty fabric is pure gorgeousness

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  5. ooh I like this. Might have to add this pattern to my list!

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  6. Echo @french_seamsMay 6, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    I love your top, it looks really great. I hadn't heard of these patterns before, I've just checked them out and they have some fab designs. Think I've just found another pattern or 5 to add to my list!

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  7. Great top Kirsty. I love this print.
    Fashfest looked amazing. I'll have to be there next time.

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  8. you do sew the loveliest blouses! this print looks gorgeous. And oh my, you were in the world of fashion for MMM, it must have been so inspiring!

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  9. Maider....MasustakMay 6, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Your fabric choices always are perfect!!!! I love your new blouse!

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  10. I love this print so much - and you look terrific in it! :)

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  11. Ooh I really love this! I loved your jewelled version, but I am loving this more. How perfectly autumnal. This is such a great shape!

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  12. Thanks Jillian, I really love the shape of this as well.

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  13. Thanks. I feel like they are getting crazier and crazier.

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  14. There was a lot of talent last week at the fashion shows and it was great fun.

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  15. Yes, what a great idea... although you will need to dress WARM!

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  16. They have a great style don't they. I agree there are so many on my wish list!

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  17. Yes, you should. It would look great on you. Do you have this print? We seem to have so many of the same.

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  18. thanks Jo. I just love this style - although might actually try and make it up in a knit soon.

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  19. Thanks Morgan. The back buttons are great - slightly impractical for putting on - but a lovely feature anyway.

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  20. Ooh that's a great idea!

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  21. I can't wait to dive into the flickr pool as there is so much inspiration there.

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  22. I love the fabric and the shape of the blouse looks very versatile.

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  23. SeamsOddLouise.Blogspot.comMay 9, 2014 at 4:31 AM

    Really beautiful, I haven't seen this one before, and it is a fab shape and perfect for showcasing lovely pattern fabrics.

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  24. Stunner! The print is gorgeous and works perfectly with a simple peplum.

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  25. SUCH a beautiful blouse. I really love this style on you Kirsty!

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  26. Thanks Michelle. I think this is my favourite shirt pattern!

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  27. Thanks so much! The pattern is lovely and makes up beautifully.

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  28. Thanks Andrea. Yes, the shape is great as it tucks in nicely or can be worn out.

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  29. carrieinstitchesMay 20, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    I love this top! And the first one you made too , this is at the top of my list for fall. And I always love your fabric, gotta love prints!

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  30. Thanks so much! Yes, I love prints.. they are so forgiving!

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