all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Lunch Box Tee

Littl’un is outgrowing some of the original set of patterns that i bought, including the School Bus Tee from Oliver and S. So i decided that she needed something more … Continue reading

November 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ikatee Sakura

I’ve not tried Ikatee before – ‘French sewing patterns for kids’. I suppose i had a few objectives: Find a pattern that would enable me to use up some left … Continue reading

November 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

A second Halifax Hoodie

Whilst i have recently blogged about multiple uses of patterns, i have a number of patterns that haven’t had as much use as i expected. If a pattern is only … Continue reading

November 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

A coat with provenance

Buying at source is such a trendy thing to do, but CAN COST A LOT OF MONEY. Finally, i have a coat made from Trefriw Woollen Mill tweed. It’s highly … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

To buy or to make? That is the question.

Dressing gowns. A friend gave me an old duvet cover, thinking i might like to make a summer dress from the fabric. Well, i was due to go on holiday … Continue reading

October 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

Two weeks, one pattern

There used to be, maybe there still is, an annual event called One Week, One Pattern, where you identified a pattern that you had made a number of times, and … Continue reading

October 20, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Holiday Top goes on holiday!

This all started with a metre of high quality beige cotton jersey. I bought it to possibly use for sleeves for the Hebden t-shirt in early lockdown. But another beige … Continue reading

October 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

A jacket to wear when sitting outside the pub and it gets a bit cool…..

Another jacket. I know. And i probably have others that i could wear whilst sitting outside the pub, and it gets a bit cool. I suppose that the difference this … Continue reading

August 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Simplicity 9149

I browse through Sew Today whenever it arrives, thinking i am going to buy this pattern or that pattern, and then i consider that i already have a pattern a … Continue reading

August 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

TMA Vest Top – All about Trimmings

The Maker’s Atelier Autumn 19 magazine was all about the Vest Top and trimmings. It’s taken me until the following summer to pick up the magazine again and have a … Continue reading

July 29, 2020 · Leave a comment