all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Indigo by Tilly and the Buttons

I’ve made two Indigos now. It takes me back to sewing in the 1970’s. I don’t think I’ve sewn gathers since then! (Not true. I have of course, made at … Continue reading

January 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Maker’s Atelier Gather Detail Sweatshirt

A birthday present! I bought the new Gather Detail Sweatshirt pattern with some birthday present money. I have the Essential Collection book (previous birthday present…) and have made one or … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Twists and Tucks

More Marcy Tilton….. This time I am trying out V9317, having waited for much of the spring for the pattern to be released in the UK. I’ve been pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

The Halifax Hoodie

This is sort of a birthday present to myself, in as much as I bought to pattern and fabric on my birthday. I tried to take the day off work, … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Simplicity K8265 – jumper and skirt

Sew Style Dressmaker seems to be a collection of free patterns from recent editions of Sew magazine, along with three more free patterns. For £9.99 that’s not bad value, as … 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

A flock of Larks

It seems that I really did need Grainline Studios’ Lark T-shirt pattern. I have made 4 now! So here are numbers 2, 3 and 4. The first was blogged here. … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · 4 Comments

Butterick 6492 by Katherine Tilton

Yes another Tilton design. The sisters have a certain style which seems to suit me.     The fabric is a beautifully soft, stable knit from Barry’s. I bought the … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

A tale of two ……. very different garments!

Two very different garments, indeed! The only thing that they have in common is that they are made from the same fabric, and both are finished with rolled hems. I … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Over-sized T shirt by the Maker’s Atelier

I have started to use the patterns in my new book! The Essential Collection I chose the oversized T shirt with long sleeves and planned to make use of the … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment