Category Archives: applique

Appliquéd Collar Dress

Finished! This one took a while. I started it over a year ago. But we were in no hurry, so took our time with the time lag of cross country fitting. Sharon’s dress, like the one in this wedding photo series, only instead of the black and white print, we used a cream kimono silk. […]
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Blue/Green for a Mother of the Groom

A just finished mother of the groom jacket, top and skirt. The bridal colors are teals and coral, ‘but not too much coral please’. A gorgeous gradated shibori kimono silk for the jacket and skirt and a beautiful print for the shell. On the jacket, appliqued squares of the print to tie them all together.
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Out and About with Nina

Nina just sent these amazing photos of her recent travels. In each picture she is wearing an Ann Williamson original. How cool is that! Below, a picture of her on her way to see the Met Museum’s Charles James exhibit. I understand it was a fabulous show. Alas, I missed the exhibit [darn!], but my […]
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New for ACC San Francisco ’14

Sewn, photographed and now ready for the American Craft Council show in San Francisco. Coming soon! August 8-10. A new coat, pieced from, what else?. Beautiful Japanese Kimono silks. The back. Fragments III, a pieced skirt with a matching jacket, in full swing. And a straight skirt, pieced, with a matching top. Ashley in ‘Sequoia’. […]
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Grass and Dew

She asked, “Can this be made as a swing coat?” I said, “Yes! Of course!”
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Bye Bye

Gone, but not forgotten. These jackets came with me to the ACC Baltimore show and from there, off they flew. “Feathers and Wings”, pieced from an amazing kimono silk with flying cranes and pine tree branches. From the side. I love the energy in these old silks! Tina’s “Purple Cranes”, pieced so they fly up […]
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Alpine Wedding

It’s my wedding pictures! 6 lovely ladies and 3 handsome men. My idea; it’s a photographer’s studio but it’s also an outdoor wedding in an alpine meadow. The sun is out, the air is cool, cheeks rosy from the fresh mountain air, hair blown a bit from the breeze, it’s a beautiful day and everyone […]
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You know how sometimes you start a project and there is nothing else in the world and you stay with it until it’s finished? And then other times you start one and another idea pops in your head so you add in a second? And then a third? Until there are piles of half and […]
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New Year, New Projects

OK! 2014, here we go! Things always feel fresh and open after the holidays. Like we’re stepping into a brand new place and any option is possible. Where everything is clean and bright and all we have to do is choose, just choose and go. Sleeves for a dress. Skinny strips laid out and ready […]
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From the Archives: Wool Coats

In the last few months I’ve been giving a few lectures about my work, which meant sorting through pictures of my earlier designs. It’s been fun, like visiting with old friends. Before kimono silk, I was all about wool, wool jackets and coats. Coats are great because there is so much surface to work with. […]
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