Betsy Duchesse Silk Satin
One of Liberty’s best loved prints, Betsy is a particularly versatile design with endless possibilities. This small, stylised floral was originally created in 1933 by the enigmatic designer D.S., who was behind many of our other favourite Liberty Classics of that era – here, Betsy is given new life with fresh colours in highlighter shades.
The design is printed on duchesse silk satin – a medium-bodied, high-thread-count satin renowned for its pearly lustre, with a structural stability that makes it perfect for beading and embroidery. A striking choice for bridal and evening gowns due to its dramatic draping and pleating qualities, duchess silk guarantees a dramatic entrance-making silhouette.
“Of course Betsy is here, but she has a new look. Breezy tones of sunshine yellow, coral and sky blue bring a modern update to this Liberty classic.” – Shona Heath
Pricing: All fabrics are priced per metre length
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Visionary set designer Shona Heath brings her fantastical touch to Liberty print, in a unique new collaboration created for the Liberty Fabrics Design Series. Inspired by Philip Ridley’s 1996 children’s book The Hooligan’s Shampoo, Heath constructed miniature sculptures in her studio from everyday corner shop objects – off-kilter scenes of rubber-band bows, flowers made from washing up sponges, and discarded banana skins were painted into beautiful artworks by the Liberty Fabrics team, appearing here in a parade of vibrant colours and textures.
- Name: Betsy
- Fabric Type: Silk Duchesse
- Composition: 100% Silk
- Roll Width (finished/usable): 1.35/1.3m
- Weight: 165gsm, 228glm
- Care: Dry clean only