|The offending swing tags|
I touched on my realisation a few posts ago that I may, in fact, be slightly obsessed with Liberty print fabrics. Not for me, I hasten to add, but for my 4 year old Daughter, E, although it was a close call the other day in Jigsaw (I was gravitating toward the pretty sleeveless blouses they've made in "Edenham" lawn, when I realised that the reason that I was attracted to it was that E. already had two blouses in different colourways in the same print).
|Liberty Department store dressed up in "Betsy" fabric in 2009|
I'm sure most people know about the Liberty Department store in Regent Street, London. They began manufacturing their Liberty print fabrics - small scale, mostly floral prints in 1904. Liberty print fabric is big again, with this years obsession with floral prints. Barbour have released a range with Liberty print lining the collar and cuffs of their jackets, and Jigsaw in Australia have quite a large range of shirts, dresses and shoes this season.
|Jigsaw blouse in Edenham|
Despite my deep love of Liberty print, I find myself unable to wear it as an adult. Too twee perhaps? I don't mind it on others, but perhaps wearing so many liberty print smocked dresses that my mother used to sew me as a child leaves me with the connotation of playing dress ups in reverse.
|"Mirabelle", daughter E's tee and skirt|
|That top isn't quite so fluorescent in person....I had to buy the matching shorts as well, just to maximise outfit potential|
|dress bought next size up for next year.....think it's in "Claudine"|
But that has meant that if I see a Liberty Print swing tag hanging from a dress in a children's shop, I have very little resistance to it. When I was in London in March, I popped into Liberty and found a little mini suitcase for E. She keeps her favourite doll Lulu's clothes in it.
|Lulu the doll with her "Hera" suitcase full of dolls clothes|
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