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Jungle January! Susan Sews a Cheetah Print Duster Vest.

Jungle January. A nice alliteration. Many places in the sewing blogosphere there are competitions or just sew along activities where the participants make clothing with animal prints or animal themed fabric. Over at theSewingPlace.org.uk a competition is underway called Jungle January. The brief was simple and broad: make a garment with an animal print and…

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Susan Goes Bananas for Yellow Tops and Skirts

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree…  I love yellow! I always have. I went through my “mod orange” stage as my mother dubbed it. I have always worn lots of purple, fuchsia and turquoise. They are gorgeous rich colors. But I LOVE YELLOW. I always wanted to live in a yellow house. And this…

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Susan Shows you How to Organize Your Lutterloh Supplements

Hola all! We have been talking about supplements on the Lutterloh System Facebook page. I decided to make a short video to showt you how I handle my binders, my supplements and my drafted patterns. Thank you Annette Wright for buying so many Lutterloh books on eBay that you bough a duplicate from the 80s.…

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One Lutterloh Pattern, Three Ways, Two Sizes

  One Pattern Three Ways, Two Sizes I LOVE this Lutterloh pattern. Such an elegant silhouette. The color in the fashion illustration is uninspiring. But as a sewist, a creative, a designer, I can see the beauty, the simplicity and how the design will be transformed by the fabric used.   Let’s start with today…

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Baja Susana Presents: A FREE PDF Scarf Pattern. Make One! Make a Bunch!

    P Many years ago, in the last century I designed this scarf. I made bunches for myself and my daughter and as gifts. And then I forgot about it.  With the ability to make my own little pattern into a PDF I decided to do just that. And for my Friends on Pattern…

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Lazy Susan Makes TWO Lazy Girl Designs Bags…For HERSELF

Lazy Susan Makes Two Lazy Girl Designs Bags…For HERSELF! Yes! You read that right/ I made TWO new purses for MYSELF! I sew garments almost exclusively for myself. But purses? There is always a birthday, a holiday, a getwell gift or a “just because” gift to make. I keep fabrics in colors and motifs for…

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Susan Sews a Denim Dream

Susan Sews  A Denim Dream     While I was searching for the photos to upload for this post, I saw one in my photo stream called Denim Dreams! I don’t usually wear jeans. And find denim “jean” skirts and “jean” jackets heavy and constricting. Too much top stitching. Big pockets on the derriere and…

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Lutterloh Patterns Have No Instructions? Not True!

  As the group administrator for the Lutterloh Systems closed group on Facebook, I see lots of comments and questions from new and experienced users. And from those that are afraid to get started because “…there are no instructions with Lutterloh patterns…” I have even used those words in my reviews of garments I have…

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A Saga, A Serger, A Shirt…

This is a continuation of this post.http://www.susansewsdaily.com/buttons-buttons-buttons/ When I made these pants I thought that a black knit top with some button detail on the sleeve would be smashing! I love buttons! and i love to use them as interesting embellishments on my garments. These pants screamed for a quiet top with some not so…

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Buttons! Buttons! Buttons!

Buttons!~ Buttons! I love buttons!  Buttons are not merely functional.  They can be the finishing touch on a garment.They add style, whimsy and color. They can rock  a basic shirt and make it sing with trendiness. When MissMeliss was young and I sewed for her I made clothing with ladybug buttons. I added buttons down…

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