all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Merchant and Mills Shirt Tunics

More sewing for my forthcoming holiday. It all started with this┬ápiece of broderie anglais trimming, which you may have noticed, doesn’t feature in the finished garment! That’s the way that … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Simple Sew Jersey Top

You know how it is when you go into a fabric shop for one thing, and come out with not only what you went in to buy, but other fabric … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Appeal for Nepal

I am very fond of Kathmandu and was horrified yesterday to hear about the destructive earthquake. I’m not sure how this is going to work, but I want to try … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two t-shirts for the price of one

It’s true. I’ve made both of these today, and in principle, the one on the hanger is a free gift! The one on the dress form is the t-shirt version … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Batik peplum bouse

I’ve used McCalls 7052 to make this, although I am not sure why, as I have a much used Vogue 8815 in my pattern collection which is very similar. Although … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

My present from Vietnam

A Vietnamese silk blouse made with something of a 70’s vibe, although it was easier to sew than some of the stuff that I made in the 70s. This has … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

White seersucker shirt

I think that a lot of us sew a bit ‘off season’ i.e. we are sewing for the forthcoming season rather than for ‘now’. This blouse is for ‘now’, when … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

White jersey t-shirt and cardi

I was in danger of not blogging anything in February, but after not sewing for about 6 weeks, I have my newly serviced machine back, and have just finished a … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A jumper

I thought I would add a bit of colour into a wardrobe that was fast turning grey. And how! Mustard was a very deliberate choice in that I don’t think … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment