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Sewing and textiles with Ann

Aubergine dress

This  is 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

The Lutterloh System – An introduction from Jenni Taylor

I don’t think I have ever seen a blog post that started by saying that the pattern had been created using the Lutterloh System. And yet the system is quite … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Aspen Dress

After the success of the Claire Cami by Serendipity Studios, I bought another of their patterns back in July. It was always intended as a winter dress, and it’s been … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Serendipity Studios Claire Cami Maxi

I really enjoyed making this dress using Serendipity Studios Claire Cami pattern. After making a knit maxi using McCalls pattern, and not liking the result at all, I decided to … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Short sleeved Bronte top

This is a short sleeved version of Jennifer Lauren’s Bronte top. Its the second time I’ve made this pattern, but I threw away the first one. Making a toile for … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

My Vintage

I’m not really into ‘Vintage’, but this outfit is very much my vintage, and reminds me of a skirt that I made in about 1976. Its taken a bit of … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shirt dress

This is my second make from NEC purchased fabric. Its John Louden fabric from Fabrics Galore. I was looking for chambray for a shirt dress, but decided that this was … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

GBSB shift dress with Ladakhi belt

What’s a Ladakhi belt, you are asking? Well, that’s one in the picture. Ladakh is right in the north of India. Most of it is over 3000m high, it has … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

My second Moneta

So I was walking around Leeds market, as I am occasionally inclined to do, when I spotted some great autumnal coloured, slightly sparkly jersey at £4 /m. So I bought … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 2 Comments