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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

Vogue 1689 – Marcy Tilton blouse

Or is it a jacket? I’ve seen it described as both. I think it’s a blouse. I finished it yesterday and almost kept it on for the rest of the … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sequined jacket

The fabric! I won this fabric in the raffle at SewBrum in either 2016 or 2017! It’s not like me to sit on fabric for up to 3 1/2 years. … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Faux suede jacket

V9246 came free with Love Sewing a while ago. I kept it, thinking that some of the ‘Five Easy Pieces’ might come in useful, and have had my eye on … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Velvet for a winter wedding

In millions of years of sewing, I don’t think that I have ever sewn with velvet before. Its one of the fabrics of the season, and will look smart at … Continue reading

January 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fabworks jacket

I first met the Fabworks team at the Sewing Bee Live event at Exel. I promised them at  some point on a trip to Yorkshire I would pop into Dewsbury … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

‘Jacket’ blouse

I got this idea from someone who was on my trip to Gujarat last year. It was just a long sleeved cotton blouse with a bit of room for warm … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hacking V1549

There’s nothing like getting a brand new pattern and deciding to hack it first time out. This is a Sandra Betzina, Today’s Fit pattern. Every one of my measurement fell … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Travel jacket – another Marcy Tilton design

I have trouble resisting Marcy’s designs. So I had to have V9244, and was super pleased to find this fabric to make it. It came from Barry’s. It’s a relatively … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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