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Sewing and textiles with Ann

A smart shrug – V9190

This ‘shrug’ is my first use of Vogue 9190, yet another Marcy Tilton design. The design is great; the fabric isn’t.           This is yet more … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Japanese Style Top – From Stitch to Style

This is the first make from the new GBSB book, From Stitch to Style. I was looking at Girl Charlee’s great range of jersey again, and this wasn’t my first … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

A dress for Indonesia

I have read some debate recently about whether sewers are fabric- or pattern- driven. I am definitely pattern driven; I see a pattern and then I go out and find suitable … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Hanoi Collection!

Welcome to the Hanoi collection. I already have the Jodhpur collection, so here is another ‘collection’, albeit, as it stands it consists of two garments. I bought the fabric on Hanoi … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

White linen

The name of a decent smelling perfume of the 80’s I seem to recall! And very trendy as a fabric for the 2016 I note, from looking at shop windows. I … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Black and white tunic by Marcy Tilton

When the cutting out is harder than the sewing! Although that is not unusual for a Marcy Tilton pattern. It’s cut from a single layer, so the first thing that … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cotton espadrilles

These were so hard to sew! I had to draft in two lots of leather related products to help – a leather needle or two, as I broke one pulling … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment