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Sewing and textiles with Ann

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

The Hanoi Collection!

Welcome to the Hanoi collection. I already have the Jodhpur collection,┬áso 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

Thai blanket jacket

Quite a while ago I read an article, I think in Sew Today, which started something about having bought some blanket fabric on a Thai market and turned it into … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Boiled wool jacket

I decided that I needed a boxy jacket to wear with my Katherine Tilton dress – something that wouldn’t flatten the drape of the dress, but would be quite warm … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Black jersey cardie

I have returned to Butterick 6258, Lifestyle Wardrobe, as I said I would here. The pattern is for a long cardigan, which although it would have been stylish, warm and … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Knitted jacket

My first ever adult garment knitted by following a pattern! My quest for slower sewing has brought me to knitting. I was never a great knitter in the past. My … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mum’s birthday

It’s fairly reasonable to presume that my Mum won’t read this before her birthday, or indeed, afterwards! So I think I can safely blog about her present before she gets … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment