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Sewing and textiles with Ann

Daisy – Afternoon blouse

This is my third version of Jennifer Lauren’s Afternoon blouse – the daisy version! The others are here and here. The beige one is very wearable, but the blue satin … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Simple Sew Chelsea Blouse – shirring

As a free pattern with Love Sewing magazine, this pattern is good value, but I would not want to pay £10 for it. I’m afraid that yet again I was … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Serendipity Studios Claire Cami Maxi

I really enjoyed making this dress using Serendipity Studios Claire Cami pattern. After making a knit maxi using McCalls pattern, and not liking the result at all, I decided to … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Elephants don’t travel well

  In my opinion, they don’t, except that this year they seem to be travelling OK…… I have thought for some years that certain ‘bo-ho’ garments purchased abroad, just don’t … Continue reading

July 9, 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

School cardigan

Well, I used to wear cardigans like this for school…. This is the much respected Jenna Cardi from Muse patterns, which I have had my eye on for a while. … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

Japanese Style Top – From Stitch to Style

This is the first make from the new GBSB book, From Stitch to Style. I was looking at Girl Charlee’s great range of jersey again, and this wasn’t my first … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

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