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Sewing and textiles with Ann

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

White seersucker tunic

This is probably the biggest pattern hack that I have carried out since coming back to sewing. It all started with New Look 6340, free with Sew Issue 80, and … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Liberty jersey ‘dress’

This is Butterick Life style wardrobe B6258. It’s not a dress; it’s a top and skirt as I thought they would be more versatile, but most of the time I … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Linen shift dress

This is the ‘woven shift dress’ from Fashion with Fabric from the GBSB. I made a t-shirt a few weeks ago to see how the fit worked, particularly round the … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Matilda Tunic Dress

This is from the free pattern in Issue 13 of Love Sewing. It’s the Matilda tunic from sewgirl.co.uk. There is no link there, because actually, the pattern is not on … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

Appeal for Nepal

I am very fond of Kathmandu and was horrified yesterday to hear about the destructive earthquake. I’m not sure how this is going to work, but I want to try … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment