all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Artist at work

  Welcome to a very unique garment. I can guarantee that no one else will create this combination of fabric and pattern, as I designed the fabric myself. Its taken … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · 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

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

Black and white tunic by Marcy Tilton

When the cutting out is harder than the sewing! Although that is not unusual for a Marcy Tilton pattern. It’s cut from a single layer, so the first thing that … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

More Vintage Casual

I’m on a roll….. As I said in my last post, Gertie’s sweetheart top and the cigarette pants were made as wearable toiles, but actually, I think I prefer the … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual – and so does Ann….

  I have had the book for a couple of years, but never made anything from it, so these projects represented two opportunities: use the book patterns, and try, yet … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Vintage

I’m not really into ‘Vintage’, but this outfit is very much my vintage, and reminds me of a skirt that I made in about 1976. Its taken a bit of … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Another Sorbetto top

Another Sorbetto top……. I would never have thought, having rather criticised the pattern here…… But I do love the first one, despite its faults, and wear it quite a lot. … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pink striped sleeveless blouse

  A prophesy fulfilled……. It was only after I had completed this that I noticed that this is a Katherine Tilton pattern – the third one that I have made … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

A new Katherine Tilton blouse

I remain a fan of Katherine Tilton’s designs and here is another to add to my wardrobe: This is Butterick 6325, issued quite recently, and made from viscose fabric purchased … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment