all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Sorbetto top

The cold weather might have arrived, but I’ve just made a summer top. I saw the fabric on Goldhawk Road and loved it, and I am going to warmer climes … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Matching skirt and Coco sweater

My previous post promised a matching skirt from the remains of the jacket fabric, and here it is. Goodness knows how my times I have used this pattern, but certainly … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cowl neck suit

Firstly, this looks distinctly better on me than on the dress form. I’m wearing it now. It is so comfortable. This is the fabric that bought on the market for … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sewing with knits T-shirt

So , I decided to enrol on a course about sewing with knits. I’ve used quite a lot of knits, some of which appear on this site, but I’ve had … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Jodhpur Collection – Paisley print Lottie blouse

Or alternatively titled, ‘When B met X, and C met Y’. And none of them where on the pattern pieces! So this is the Lottie blouse pattern from Sew Simple, … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · 1 Comment


This garment wasn’t planned. For the first time ever, I bought Prima magazine, mainly because it had a free pattern that looked to be comparatively easy. Even when I bought … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Jodhpur Collection – zip fronted blouse

As you will see, this isn’t about making jodhpurs. It’s so named because I bought a load of fabric, mainly in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, and this is my first make … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

More summer pyjamas

A quick pair of summer pyjamas in well under a weekend. The top incorporates the material from my winter pyjamas made late last year. I kept it deliberately. I debated … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lace top

Well, I’m very proud of this……. It looks really good! It is made from lace over black satin. The lace was bought from a sari roll in Kathmandu. I’ve had … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fancy t-shirt

Well, if you really have been watching this space since I finished my previous blouse from this material, then you’ve been waiting a long time. The material was so difficult … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment