Anna Allen

Sew Over It is UK based with a shop on the Essex Road with a lovely space where you can take classes and buy fabrics, haberdashery, patterns and kits.My name is Anna McClurg. Allen is my maiden name. I was recently married to my wonderful husband Jedidiah, and moved from Iowa to the Chicago area two years ago. Anna Allen Clothing has been a dream of mine for many years. In late 2003 I started my own business selling 19th century historical reproductions. I was fascinated by history and garment construction for most of my life and spent countless hours researching and hand constructing garments from the mid-1800's. I even went so far as to learn how to make my own silk and leather shoes. Later on I became more interested in modern apparel design. I decided to teach myself how to draft and grade patterns so that I could start producing my own designs. In 2010, Anna Allen Clothing was born. Since I create all of my designs from start to finish, my collections are not strictly seasonal. I try to produce clothing that can easily transition from one season to the next. I really believe in "quality over quantity". I make my garments using natural fibers as much as possible as I believe they will last much longer than synthetic fibers.

They design a large selection of PDF patterns for various garments.

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