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Sewing and textiles with Ann

Short sleeved Bronte top

This is a short sleeved version of Jennifer Lauren’s Bronte top. Its the second time I’ve made this pattern, but I threw away the first one. Making a toile for … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

A dress for Indonesia

I have read some debate recently about whether sewers are fabric- or pattern- driven. I am definitely pattern driven; I see a pattern and then I go out and find suitable … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

GBSB shift dress with Ladakhi belt

What’s a Ladakhi belt, you are asking? Well, that’s one in the picture. Ladakh is right in the north of India. Most of it is over 3000m high, it has … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

My second Moneta

So I was walking around Leeds market, as I am occasionally inclined to do, when I spotted some great autumnal coloured, slightly sparkly jersey at £4 /m. So I bought … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Katherine Tilton dress

I like the work of both of the Tilton sisters and their designs feature quite regularly on my blog. Their work presents a bit of a challenge, but unique results … Continue reading

January 13, 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