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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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Happy New Year! Looking Back Looking Forward…

  December 31, 2017 La Paz Baja California Sur… This year is drawing to a close. This day started with a lovely breakfast at Bon Appetit in the village near our house. Our breakfast was accompanied by mimosas.  A neighbor popped in and said he was meeting four other people. The restaurant is small and can…

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