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Sewing and textiles with Ann

Fifty shades of green

I exaggerate! But I did use four different shades of green thread to make this dress. I had to dive into my stash of thread during lockdown, as I couldn’t … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Dulcie dress by SewPony

The first thing to say is that this pattern is free when you sign up to the SewPony newsletter. It took several weeks before I received the pattern, and, be … Continue reading

February 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Indigo by Tilly and the Buttons

I’ve made two Indigos now. It takes me back to sewing in the 1970’s. I don’t think I’ve sewn gathers since then! (Not true. I have of course, made at … Continue reading

January 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Geranium Expansion Pack

I’ve lost count of the number of Geranium dresses that I have made now. I’ve made a few that I haven’t blogged. I’m up to T3 now, although I have … Continue reading

December 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Summer Coco

My requirement is for a simple T-shirt dress for my holidays. I have 3m of pre-purchased fabric from Minerva Crafts, so I expect to get more than just a t-shirt … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

A bunch of Geraniums

I knew that this pattern would be useful! Here are two more Geranium dresses. I think that’s 4 I’ve made so far. This is the basic dress with built in … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

V9022 – how easy is ‘very easy’?

I haven’t sewn or blogged for a while. It’s not that I lost my sew-jo; more a case of losing my Mother. I did sew a very special dress for … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Geranium – Made by Rae

My little great niece has already outgrown the first set of clothes that I made for her from a ‘new born’ Butterick pattern. I am so aware that a lot … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Genuine Indonesian batik dress

This was a very risky make.The fabric is from the home of Indonesian batik, Jogyakarta, on Java, on the other side the world. I bought it last October. There was … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Aubergine dress

This ┬áis McCalls 7533 styled three ways. I’m not quite sure why I bought this pattern as I have several others which are similar, here and here. I am looking … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment