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

Me Made May 21

I don’t take part in many sewing events, but i always look forward to Me Made May. I suppose you can make what you want of Me Made May – … Continue reading

April 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

The Maker’s Top

I succumbed. I bought a new pattern; published only last week, and my first version is already made. I wanted to do some sewing over the Easter weekend. The pattern … Continue reading

April 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

TMA waist coat – some ‘free’ sewing

I am still aiming to both fill my time and to use patterns that i already own; i unexpectedly found myself making The Maker’s Atelier (TMA) waist coat, which appeared … Continue reading

March 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Machine Embroidery

Whilst i have previously used some of my machine’s decorative stitches, i haven’t set out to use machine embroidery ‘in anger’ before. I haven’t intended to say ‘Hey, look at … Continue reading

January 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Three methods of hemming

Just a short post. I wasn’t going to blog the white Sakura top at all, but then i noticed that i had hung three garments on the line to dry, … Continue reading

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lunch Box Tee

Littl’un is outgrowing some of the original set of patterns that i bought, including the School Bus Tee from Oliver and S. So i decided that she needed something more … Continue reading

November 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ikatee Sakura

I’ve not tried Ikatee before – ‘French sewing patterns for kids’. I suppose i had a few objectives: Find a pattern that would enable me to use up some left … Continue reading

November 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

A second Halifax Hoodie

Whilst i have recently blogged about multiple uses of patterns, i have a number of patterns that haven’t had as much use as i expected. If a pattern is only … Continue reading

November 9, 2020 · Leave a comment