all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Smocking

Clearly it’s a dying skill, because spell-checks have all sorts of trouble with the word! Thanks yet again to the Maker’s Atelier magazine (Summer 21) for inspiration for this project. … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Me Made May – how it went

My objective this year was to try to wear garments that i have made post March 20, some of which have had very little wear since being made. My initial … Continue reading

June 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

Twists and Tucks

More Marcy Tilton….. This time I am trying out V9317, having waited for much of the spring for the pattern to be released in the UK. I’ve been pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

Summer Coco

My requirement is for a simple T-shirt dress for my holidays. I have 3m of pre-purchased fabric from Minerva Crafts, so I expect to get more than just a t-shirt … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

McCalls7576 – Not recommended. Sorry.

It’s not very often that I post failures. I’d like to think that I have an idea what will work and what won’t work. I subscribe to Sew¬†Today and eagerly … Continue reading

September 5, 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

Hepburn turtleneck

Here is my Hepburn turtleneck jumper by Itch to Stitch. It’s a PDF download with 31 pages of pattern to lay out. However, not only can you limit the printing … Continue reading

January 24, 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

The Aspen Dress

After the success of the Claire Cami by Serendipity Studios, I bought another of their patterns back in July. It was always intended as a winter dress, and it’s been … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

One week, One pattern – as it happened!

Let’s start with the aftermath! A load of hand-washed skirts drying on the line. Pattern choice: Butterick 5466, a selection of straight skirts. I have 9 in total. The other … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment