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Sewing and textiles with Ann

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 · Leave a comment

A tale of two ……. very different garments!

Two very different garments, indeed! The only thing that they have in common is that they are made from the same fabric, and both are finished with rolled hems. I … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

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