May 14, 2015

Jacket Reveal + Give me Liberty or Give Me Shaukat

My new Marcie Tilton Vogue jacket went to London last week. It was a perfect travel companion. I kind of felt like the Union Jack with the blue pants and the white print shirt.

Taken at Windsor Castle

I'm thoroughly chuffed ( a bit if Brit slang) with the topstitching but unfortunately red is a pistol to photograph and red on red detail even harder. The seaming on this pattern is so cool. See previous post.

The fabric is a wool knit from Italy that looks and feels great. The jacket is unlined and is like wearing a fancy sweater.  The weight of it was just right for the weather while we were in London.

I wore it at least 3 times in the six days we were there. AND in other sewing related aspects of the trip we visited Liberty of London for the fabrics. The store itself is worth the walk from Harrod's where EVERYBODY goes and no one can afford a thing but a souvenir bag and some candy.
     It looks medieval but was actually built in the 1920's by a man named Arthur Lasenby Liberty from timbers of two old ships.
                                        This is the third floor fabric department
Looking down through the atrium. Only spent time in the fabrics and purchased 1 meter of 3 different fabrics:


            Visit the link and get a panoramic view of two floors of this fabulous find for fabric.
Visit Liberty's store but come HERE to buy. The prices were about 1/3 less if my conversion from pounds to dollars is anywhere near correct. AND the selection goes on and on and you can purchase online if the shipping doesn't bother you. Most of what I purchased will end up in my Etsy shop after it is transformed into some sort of useful goody.
Left Shaukat with:
Twill that will become handbags & totes
Lovely to look at and even better to touch
This cotton duck  picked up at Cath Kidston. A great store of fun pretties.
Watch for more about London here and on my other blog as I recover from the jet lag.


  1. Hope you had a great trip. The jacket looks great! Glad you made it to Liberty and Shaukat. Did you get anything from the scrap pile?

  2. No time to search for a scrap pile since Dan was twiddling his thumbs in a chair.