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Sewing and textiles with Ann

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

Birmingham tunic, Marcy Tilton strikes again!

This is my new Birmingham tunic made using V9193¬†from Marcy Tilton, again.   So why is it a Birmingham tunic? I have never quite understood why the Birmingham assay mark … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

#SewBrum top

This is another version of Vogue 9063, which I used when I had a go at tie dye work. I hadn’t sewn for several weeks when I went to #SewBrum … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

Thai blanket jacket

Quite a while ago I read an article, I think in Sew Today, which started something about having bought some blanket fabric on a Thai market and turned it into … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Marcy Tilton Raincoat

I sew too much, so I decided to make a raincoat! I also like Marcy Tilton¬†designs, so I decided to make it using Vogue 8934 above. The idea was to … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment