all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Roger rhino!

Meet Roger rhino, an idea conceived at 6 a.m. one morning when Roger came visiting at Chitwan National Park in Nepal. A real rhino came visiting; although you may find … Continue reading

November 18, 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

Vogue 9284, Step 8. Make any necessary fit alterations!

Trousers! So great to wear, but so hard to get right. Actually, if you go back as far as the ’60s, do you remember the word ‘slacks’? I haven’t heard … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Scuba

I’ve been a bit put off scuba, despite a number of perfectly good looking scuba garments out there is the blogoshere. It was Love Sewing Issue 47 which persuaded me, … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Santa’s workshop 2017

Do you feel obliged to make presents, because you can? I do. It means that Christmas costs me far less than it might cost other people, at least in terms … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Simple Sew Chelsea Blouse – shirring

As a free pattern with Love Sewing magazine, this pattern is good value, but I would not want to pay £10 for it. I’m afraid that yet again I was … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Japanese Style Top – From Stitch to Style

This is the first make from the new GBSB book, From Stitch to Style. I was looking at Girl Charlee’s great range of jersey again, and this wasn’t my first … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

Simple Sew Sophie Skirts

I won’t be making this pattern again. After 2 re-makes, I have finished a Christmas present just in time for Mother’s Day. The remit was for a summer weight skirt … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

McCalls waterfall cardigan

I actually needed a waterfall cardigan, and indeed, had bought the fabric back from Thailand with me. I bought it on the Indian market in Bangkok. It cost about £1.60 … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merchant and Mills Shirt Tunics

More sewing for my forthcoming holiday. It all started with this piece of broderie anglais trimming, which you may have noticed, doesn’t feature in the finished garment! That’s the way that … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment