I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

Sewing Tailored Trackpants in Linen/Cotton

Tailored Trackpants in Merchant and Mills warehouse District Linen

My favorite Tailored Trackpants sewing pattern made up in a “grunge” linen/cotton fabric from Essex. I’ve made these pants many times, and there are reviews here, here, here and here. I’ve sewn them with banded cuffs, with elastic cuffs on…

Gyo Top Pattern Review

Gyo Top pattern review

The Gyo Top from Merchant and Mills is both a top and dress, in an asymetrical arty style. I first found this on a fellow sewists’ IG feed, then couldn’t find it. I sketched out what I remembered and one…

Boyfriend Jacket Pattern Review

I love a good Boyfriend jacket / blazer. Back in the 80s, I lived in and loved blazers. I remember a particularly awesome one, a white crushed satin-y fabric that I bought at a popular teen clothing store, and wore…