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Sewing and textiles with Ann

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

The Hanoi Collection!

Welcome to the Hanoi collection. I already have the Jodhpur collection, so here is another ‘collection’, albeit, as it stands it consists of two garments. I bought the fabric on Hanoi … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

White linen

The name of a decent smelling perfume of the 80’s I seem to recall! And very trendy as a fabric for the 2016 I note, from looking at shop windows. I … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Black and white tunic by Marcy Tilton

When the cutting out is harder than the sewing! Although that is not unusual for a Marcy Tilton pattern. It’s cut from a single layer, so the first thing that … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Summer bed time

Two stories here….. The night dress This is another use of my Butterick night wear pattern, so it’s getting to be good value for money now! It’s pretty much the … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

More Vintage Casual

I’m on a roll….. As I said in my last post, Gertie’s sweetheart top and the cigarette pants were made as wearable toiles, but actually, I think I prefer the … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual – and so does Ann….

  I have had the book for a couple of years, but never made anything from it, so these projects represented two opportunities: use the book patterns, and try, yet … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

A hat for Peter’s wedding

  It’s pure coincidence that I decided to book a millinery course at the Inkberrow Design Centre the week before attending a wedding. But it did give me a purpose … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Executive Nightdress

I am blogging this now, in order to stop myself running off to Guthrie Ghani to get some more of this fabric to make a set of matching shorts! (No … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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