all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Batik peplum bouse

I’ve used McCalls 7052 to make this, although I am not sure why, as I have a much used Vogue 8815 in my pattern collection which is very similar. Although … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

My present from Vietnam

A Vietnamese silk blouse made with something of a 70’s vibe, although it was easier to sew than some of the stuff that I made in the 70s. This has … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

White seersucker shirt

I think that a lot of us sew a bit ‘off season’ i.e. we are sewing for the forthcoming season rather than for ‘now’. This blouse is for ‘now’, when … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Second Mimi blouse

I dreamed up this version back in September when I visited Goldhawk Road. At £1 per metre, there seemed to be endless possibilities with polycotton! In principal, this will go … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Jodphur Collection – outfit for the Australian Open!

    I’m going to wear this to the Australian Open tennis, I have decided. Obviously it’s a really international outfit, made from fabric purchased in Jodphur, made in the UK, … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mimi blouse

So I bought Love at First Stitch. I owe a bit of an apology to Tilly because I wrongly assumed that it was primarily aimed at beginners. Eventually I worked … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Jodhpur Collection – Paisley print Lottie blouse

Or alternatively titled, ‘When B met X, and C met Y’. And none of them where on the pattern pieces! So this is the Lottie blouse pattern from Sew Simple, … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lace top

Well, I’m very proud of this……. It looks really good! It is made from lace over black satin. The lace was bought from a sari roll in Kathmandu. I’ve had … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fancy t-shirt

Well, if you really have been watching this space since I finished my previous blouse from this material, then you’ve been waiting a long time. The material was so difficult … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment