About Anncancan & Gallery

It was my Mum who first inspired what was to become an obsession with fabric & sewing.

I recall being a young girl, constantly surrounded by dressmaking patterns & textiles, strewn across the living room floor, my Mum occasionally cursing under her breath that the fabric she'd bought hadn't been cut to grain. 

Sewing is still central to my life.  Never more so than now.  Making garments & costumes that inspire frivolity & fun are what I enjoy most of all.   I especially enjoy the creative problem solving that designing & creating brings.  

Fabrics are a total addiction of course & one that I indulge at my favourite independent fabric shop, Ditto Fabrics in Brighton

One evening a friend suggested I create a 'Make Your Own Panties Kit' & I was inspired.

So here it is.   You Cancan Sew Panties.

The panty sewing pattern has 3 styles to choose from with 7 individual generous sizes.  They've been inspired by original 50's sizing.  So if you're not sure which size to make I would go one size smaller than you usually are from a high street store.   

A 'wonderfully comfortable' piece of burlesque inspired vintage style lingerie, in classic cotton materials.  Beautiful, fun & sometimes cheeky fabric prints with considered ribbon combinations that would suit being worn under That Dress. Flashing at the Dance Hall or for Bedtime.
You can of course buy 'Just the Pattern' and a 'Notions Pack' & use some of that fabric you've been hoarding.


Thank you for visiting.  Please scroll down for Gallery Images.

Michelle (Ann's daughter)

You Cancan Sew.


Caricature by Will Reardon.

Knicker Photo by Kipperlock Photography.

Model Annamaria Dollie Doré

Thanks to Gill Thornley at Ditto Fabrics.

You Cancan Sew  


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