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Sewing and textiles with Ann

Katherine Tilton Jacket

I am trying to decide where to rank this project in the all time history of difficult things to sew. It’s not at the top. The silk scarves were harder … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Light weight jacket

Yes, another jacket! As if I needed another one. So I decided to take a trip to Goldhawk Road, all the way from Birmingham, where we already have some good … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Matching jacket – another

    I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while – Butterick 6063 by Katherine Tilton. It looks sort of casually my style, and as soon as I … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Afternoon with Victoria

The danger of walking into Guthrie-Ghani to buy some self-cover buttons, is that you walk out with ByHand London’s Victoria blazer pattern and fabric with which to make it. It … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

How many blue jackets do i really need?

Blimey! I’ve finished it and it looks OK! Message to self: A collar is something that goes round the neck of a garment. A facing is a piece of fabric … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Red embellished jacket

The idea for this jacket comes from a jacket in Monsoon, but this doesn’t look a bit like the source of inspiration. I guess that’s good. So, I’ve had the … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pyjama Top

As promised last week, here is the matching pyjama top. I hope it’s not too over-powering when I put the two together. As always, here’s a summary of the trouble … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is it a blouse or a jacket?

Time will tell whether I wear it as a blouse or a jacket. Maybe both. More fabric bought in Nepal, although I understand that it is Indian in origin. The … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Butterfly jacket

A new favourite maybe. The butterfly material was bought at the show at the NEC a couple of weeks ago, and the lining is a luxurious paisley pattern (not bought … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lighter weight hooded jacket

This is really why I bought the pattern. To make a lighter weight zip fronted jacket that will just roll up in my bag and come out looking reasonably good … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment