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The "Liverpool"

Young and fresh as the music, fashion, and friends I?ve enjoyed during many great trips to England! At ease with jeans or dolled up as a dress, the Liverpool is a favorite of mine because it is as comfortable as it is cool. 4 hem lengths, 4 sleeve lengths and a versatile belt provide many great ways to combine and customize your style.

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Materials List

Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric. The yardage given is for a one-way design.

First check the Finished Length Chart below to determine which length Liverpool you'll be making.

Then use the Body Measurement Chart to determine your size. With a measuring tape, measure around the fullest part of your bust, waist and hips. Your bust measurement will dictate your size. If your measurements fall between sizes, choose the larger of the two sizes.

The “Liverpool” can be made using 44” wide light to mid-weight fabric OR 54” wide mid-weight Home Dec fabric. Find the fabric required from the chart below for your size, the style you are making, and the width of the fabric you are using.

-1/4 yard of fusible woven interfacing (we use Shape-Flex® SF-101 by Pellon®)
-Size 3/4” Buttons to cover with tool: (save the package for the template and instructions)
Buttons needed for sizes XS - M: 4 buttons for the Shirt, 5 for the Tunic, 7 for the Short Dress, or 8 for the Long Dress
Buttons needed for sizes L - XXXL: 5 buttons for the Shirt, 7 for the Tunic, 8 for the Short Dress, or 9 for the Long Dress
If you’re making 3/4-length or long sleeves: Add 2 buttons for the button loop closure
-1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (we use Coats Dual Duty XP®)

FINISHED LENGTH CHART: measurements are from the base of your neck to the hem of the Liverpool.


EXTRA NOTIONS NEEDED: Chalk pencil, Transparent tape, Hand sewing needle, 1 pkg Wax-free tracing paper from Prym-Dritz™

TOOLS NEEDED: Scissors, Measuring tape/Ruler, Iron/Ironing board, Pressing cloth, Long straight pins, Seam ripper, Marker, Tracing wheel, Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)