Author Archives: Susan Fogel

Susan Sews a White Linen Lutterloh Skirt & Saves $100s

  Well here I am entering another contest on Pattern Review (PR). Back in 2007 or 2008 when I joined PR I was just returning to garment sewing. As a result of the 2008 economic crisis, I had lost my job. I was a little lost. That is when my Beloved said,  “Go Sew, just…

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Susan Melted Her Scissors with a Hot Iron…Again!

        Over on my favorite sewing website,Pattern Review Many of us have been discussing what sewing is like now that we Boomers are seniors. Gone are the days when I could whip out a mini skirt or two in the morning before school. Or even in my 30s when I made entire…

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Lazy Susan Makes Some Lazy Girl Bags!

A long, long time ago,when I was living in my beach house I received a call from my beautiful daughter, MissMeliss. ” Mom! This is Melissa, I need you to sew me something.” What she wanted was a new tote bag to carry her pink MacBook in when she attended a juried writers workshop in…

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A Passel of Pants; Shorts and Capris Using my Fit for Art Platinum Pants Pattern

Last month on Pattern Review (PR) there was a perfect contest for me and the way that  I sew. I usually will make a pair of shorts or pants or Capris or all three and then make a couple of tops to coordinate. It was the Endless Combination Contest. It was simple make a minimum…

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Print Mixing Gone Zebra. Another Lutterloh Blouse

Here she goes again! Blouse number three from the same pattern! And why not? I like this blouse pattern very much. It fits, and it has shape. By having a button band/placket, a collar and collar stand and sleeves with cuffs it offers lots of opportunities for mixing prints and colors. something I love to…

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100 Days Project, Lutterloh,Up-cycling and Me!

    Forty one days into the 100 Days Project, I am loving it. And friends and family are watching me, commenting and telling me that they are having a good time. My friend Kass, that I mentioned in another post said she has never enjoyed sewing as much as she has while following me…

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GRRRanimals for Seniors. Another Gorgeous Lutterloh Blouse!

GRRRanimals, for Seniors!  Another Lutterloh Blouse When I was laying out this fabric, I was checking to see if it was a one-way design. That is when I spotted the blue and green iguanas hiding in the flora! My friend Kass was delighted by this and said it was like wearing GRRRanimals again! Do you…

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Lekala Tank Top and Platinum Shorts, Red and White and Ready for Summer

Well it’s that time of year. That time when the sun shines every day, and the temperature rises every day, and the pool water warms up. It is a time to wear as little as possible. And it is time to replace last year’s summer wardrobe.  The reason for replacing the whole thing is that…

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Lutterloh, Linen, Beads and Bling, A Birthday Jacket

Isn’t this the cutest jacket? I love the soft waterfall front, and the self -fringe. I had my eye on this the minute this Lutterloh supplement arrived at my door. When the Pattern Review wardrobe contest was announced, I decided this would be one of the two toppers required. The fringed edges appealed to me.…

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Susan Sews a Sexy Striped Shirt

Black and White and Striped All Over Do you have a period in your life when sewing was an adventure?  Or when you had more time? Or were able to sew quickly and all night long  if need be? My friend, Barbara in Nice ( that France bunky) were talking about how fabric stores actually …

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